The UNC MPA alumni community is one of the key strengths of our program. Our graduates forge and maintain lifelong connections, offering support to one another through all stages of their professional and personal journeys.

Our program offers multiple ways for alumni to stay involved and to support our students from enrollment through graduation and beyond.

Connect, Collaborate, Contribute

Every UNC MPA program alum is considered a part of the Alumni Association.  Learn more about our Board and stay connected to our initiatives.  

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Our newsletter, IMPACT, will come straight to your mailbox twice a year and will highlight program news as well as the accomplishments of our alumni, students, faculty, and staff.  Read our most recent issues of IMPACT below. 

See all issues of the Impact Newsletter

This monthly newsletter comes straight to your inbox and highlights what’s happening with the program along as how you can be involved. 

Network with fellow alumni, students, and faculty while enjoying refreshments and conversation at locations throughout North Carolina and other selected areas. 

Email Allison Binkley, Associate Director of Career Services and Professional Development at


Make a positive impact on a student’s professional journey by sharing wisdom and insights gained throughout your own career.  The mentor program runs August – June with mentors being assigned a student in late July/early August.  

Sign up to be a mentor

Get connected to highly qualified students who are seeking full-time and project-based employment opportunities. 

 Provide a professional work experience for a current student while also increasing your organization’s capacity. 

Please stay in touch and share your ideas for connecting to UNC MPA.


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Ways To Engage

Fill out the form below to connect with Allison Binkley, Associate Director of Career Services and Professional Development and Brandon Foster, Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations, to share how you’d like to get involved.


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Upcoming Events

August 24, 2024

Join students, alumni, faculty, staff, friends, and their families for some tasty food and great…

September 23, 2024

The UNC MPA program will host a Happy Hour Hub in conjunction with the ICMA conference in…

July 11, 2024

(Re)Connect with MPA alumni, students, faculty, and staff for drinks, lite bites, and great…

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May 11, 2024

We look forward to celebrating all of your accomplishments! The ceremony will start at 10 am in the…

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April 09, 2024

Join UNC MPA on April 9th from 5-7:30pm in our nation’s capital to (re)connect with MPA alumni,…

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Private support from alumni and friends makes a critical difference in our ability to provide educational opportunities for the students who are our future public service leaders. Learn more about how to support our students and faculty through a donation to the UNC MPA General Fund or to a specific scholarship

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