In addition, Mark Richards, an MPA student from Denham Springs, La., received the David B. Johnson Student Achievement Award. The award recognizes a student who displays outstanding academic, community and professional service in the MPA program.
Also, Noble-Bates Young, an MPA student from Ponchatoula, La., was given the Astrid Merget Award. This award honors a student’s commitment to public service and citizenship, as well as the memory of Merget and her contributions to the LSU MPA program.
Lastly, an endowment honoring Professor James Richardson, founder and past director of PAI, was formally announced. The Dr. James A. Richardson LSU Public Administration Institute Endowment will help to initiate new programs, fund current activities and provide flexibility for meeting student and faculty needs.
About the Public Administration Institute
The Public Administration Institute at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business offers a 45-hour degree program that emphasizes management, public policy and financial skills for those leading public agencies, nonprofit and health care organizations, and for-profit organizations that interact with governmental agencies. PAI’s faculty members are student-oriented and nationally-recognized for their expertise in their fields. For more information, visit our home page or call 225-578-6743.
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