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July Alumni Notes & Update

Jul 13, 2017

Dear Sanford Alumni,
 
I am thrilled to share a couple of NEW opportunities to engage with Sanford faculty and students this year as part of our school’s increased focus on developing meaningful ways for you to contribute to and benefit from the mission of the school. 

  1. Sanford has partnered with the Duke Reader Project. Sanford alumni can serve as readers for MPP Master’s Projects and Public Policy Honors Seminar this fall.  Alumni whose background and professional expertise align with student’s interest will provide feedback on the student’s writing and project. It will require just a few hours of your time over the course of the semester.

    HOW TO GET INVOLVED.  Sign up to be a reader here.  If you need additional information, email me at durice.galloway@duke.edu.
     
  2. This month, Sanford will host the DC members of the newly formed MPP Alumni Advisory Council. The council is charged with providing ongoing program feedback to the leadership of the school and its faculty. The council is considering Sanford’s curriculum, identifying any skill and content areas that may better position students for success upon entering the workforce, and discussing emerging challenges and opportunities.  

    TO SUBMIT YOUR SUGGESTIONS on the MPP curriculum and experience please click here.
     
  3. Additionally, we are updating the Sanford alumni webpage with new content and information about exciting alumni engagement opportunities, programs and events. Stay tuned for an official website launch email.

Share your news for the July Sanford Memo by Friday, July 21st.
Click here to submit your updates.

 
Please continue to reach out with ideas on how Sanford can support you in your incredible work by emailing me at Durice.galloway@duke.edu. The responses I have received thus far are phenomenal.  We are going to have a very strong year for Sanford Alumni!   
 
Go Duke! *\o/*

Durice White Galloway
Director of Alumni Engagement, Sanford School of Public Policy
durice.galloway@duke.edu
919.613.9002

Sanford Faculty & Students Receive their 2017 Awards

Jul 7, 2017

Assistant Professor Jay Pearson received the Richard Stubbing Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Award.This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the teaching mission of the graduate programs of the Sanford School, including the MPP, the MIDP, and the PhD programs. It also recognizes deep commitment to the intellectual, professional and personal development of graduate students.

Two faculty members received the Susan Tifft Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring Award: Catherine Admay and Gunther Peck. The winners are selected from nominations submitted by students and alumni.

This year, one student, Jessica Van Meir, earned all three departmental honors: Best Honors Thesis, and co-winner of both the Terry Sanford Leadership Award and the Joel Fleishman Distinguished Scholar Award. In presenting the thesis award, her advisor Judith Kelley said, “I am honored that you have been my student and humbled to have been yours.”

Also receiving the Terry Sanford Leadership Award was Osasenaga “Kelly” Aghayere. Lecturer Catherine Admay, in presenting the award, called Aghayere, who emigrated from Nigeria in the fifth grade, “a natural born leader” who has “high ambitions for himself and others.” He was a mentor to other first-generation college students on campus. She also cited his involvement in the protests at Duke for a living wage and his intellectual courage in asking tough questions of the administration. A Duke Chapel Scholar, he was also a leader in DukeAFRICA, and helped produce the 2017 DukeAFRICA Jabulani Cultural Showcase. After graduation, Aghayere will become a member of the Duke College Advising Corps, working with first- generation college students.

Four students won the William J. Griffith University Service Award from the Office of Student Affairs: Christina Elizabeth Oliver, Richard Aidan Phillips, Steven Jonathan Soto and Sydney Ann Speizman.

Justin Olivier Bryant received a Schwarzman Scholarship, which finances a year on study at Tsinghua University in Beijing. A Reginaldo Howard Scholar, Bryant was vice president of the Duke marching band and director of the Shockwave Acappella Ensemble during his semester at Duke Kunshan campus. He also earned the Ann-Marie Parsons Memorial Prize from the music department.

Sanford Faculty & Students Receive 2017 Awards

Jul 7, 2017

Assistant Professor Jay Pearson received the Richard Stubbing Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Award.This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the teaching mission of the graduate programs of the Sanford School, including the MPP, the MIDP, and the PhD programs. It also recognizes deep commitment to the intellectual, professional and personal development of graduate students. Two faculty members received the Susan Tifft Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring Award: Catherine Admay and Gunther Peck. The winners are selected from nominations submitted by students and alumni. This year, one student, Jessica Van Meir, earned all three departmental honors: Best Honors Thesis, and co-winner of both the Terry Sanford Leadership Award and the Joel Fleishman Distinguished Scholar Award. In presenting the thesis award, her advisor Judith Kelley said, “I am honored that you have been my student and humbled to have been yours.” Also receiving the Terry Sanford Leadership Award was Osasenaga “Kelly” Aghayere. Lecturer Catherine Admay, in presenting the award, called Aghayere, who emigrated from Nigeria in the fifth grade, “a natural born leader” who has “high ambitions for himself and others.” He was a mentor to other first-generation college students on campus. She also cited his involvement in the protests at Duke for a living wage and his intellectual courage in asking tough questions of the administration. A Duke Chapel Scholar, he was also a leader in DukeAFRICA, and helped produce the 2017 DukeAFRICA Jabulani Cultural Showcase. After graduation, Aghayere will become a member of the Duke College Advising Corps, working with first- generation college students. Four students won the William J. Griffith University Service Award from the Office of Student Affairs: Christina Elizabeth Oliver, Richard Aidan Phillips, Steven Jonathan Soto and Sydney Ann Speizman. Justin Olivier Bryant received a Schwarzman Scholarship, which finances a year on study at Tsinghua University in Beijing. A Reginaldo Howard Scholar, Bryant was vice president of the Duke marching band and director of the Shockwave Acappella Ensemble during his semester at Duke Kunshan campus. He also earned the Ann-Marie Parsons Memorial Prize from the music department.

Sanford Faculty & Students Receive their 2017 Awards

Jul 7, 2017

Assistant Professor Jay Pearson received the Richard Stubbing Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Award.This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the teaching mission of the graduate programs of the Sanford School, including the MPP, the MIDP, and the PhD programs. It also recognizes deep commitment to the intellectual, professional and personal development of graduate students. Two faculty members received the Susan Tifft Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring Award: Catherine Admay and Gunther Peck. The winners are selected from nominations submitted by students and alumni. This year, one student, Jessica Van Meir, earned all three departmental honors: Best Honors Thesis, and co-winner of both the Terry Sanford Leadership Award and the Joel Fleishman Distinguished Scholar Award. In presenting the thesis award, her advisor Judith Kelley said, “I am honored that you have been my student and humbled to have been yours.” Also receiving the Terry Sanford Leadership Award was Osasenaga “Kelly” Aghayere. Lecturer Catherine Admay, in presenting the award, called Aghayere, who emigrated from Nigeria in the fifth grade, “a natural born leader” who has “high ambitions for himself and others.” He was a mentor to other first-generation college students on campus. She also cited his involvement in the protests at Duke for a living wage and his intellectual courage in asking tough questions of the administration. A Duke Chapel Scholar, he was also a leader in DukeAFRICA, and helped produce the 2017 DukeAFRICA Jabulani Cultural Showcase. After graduation, Aghayere will become a member of the Duke College Advising Corps, working with first- generation college students. Four students won the William J. Griffith University Service Award from the Office of Student Affairs: Christina Elizabeth Oliver, Richard Aidan Phillips, Steven Jonathan Soto and Sydney Ann Speizman. Justin Olivier Bryant received a Schwarzman Scholarship, which finances a year on study at Tsinghua University in Beijing. A Reginaldo Howard Scholar, Bryant was vice president of the Duke marching band and director of the Shockwave Acappella Ensemble during his semester at Duke Kunshan campus. He also earned the Ann-Marie Parsons Memorial Prize from the music department.

Sanford Faculty & Students Receive their 2017 Awards

Assistant Professor Jay Pearson received the Richard Stubbing Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Award. This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the teaching mission of the graduate programs of the Sanford School, including the MPP, the MIDP, and the PhD programs. It also recognizes deep commitment to the intellectual, professional and personal development of graduate students. Two faculty members received the Susan Tifft Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring Award: Catherine Admay and Gunther Peck. The winners are selected from nominations submitted by students and alumni. This year, one student, Jessica Van Meir, earned all three departmental honors: Best Honors Thesis, and co-winner of both the Terry Sanford Leadership Award and the Joel Fleishman Distinguished Scholar Award. In presenting the thesis award, her advisor Judith Kelley said, “I am honored that you have been my student and humbled to have been yours.” Also receiving the Terry Sanford Leadership Award was Osasenaga “Kelly” Aghayere. Lecturer Catherine Admay, in presenting the award, called Aghayere, who emigrated from Nigeria in the fifth grade, “a natural born leader” who has “high ambitions for himself and others.” He was a mentor to other first-generation college students on campus. She also cited his involvement in the protests at Duke for a living wage and his intellectual courage in asking tough questions of the administration. A Duke Chapel Scholar, he was also a leader in DukeAFRICA, and helped produce the 2017 DukeAFRICA Jabulani Cultural Showcase. After graduation, Aghayere will become a member of the Duke College Advising Corps, working with first- generation college students. Four students won the William J. Griffith University Service Award from the Office of Student Affairs: Christina Elizabeth Oliver, Richard Aidan Phillips, Steven Jonathan Soto and Sydney Ann Speizman. Justin Olivier Bryant received a Schwarzman Scholarship, which finances a year on study at Tsinghua University in Beijing. A Reginaldo Howard Scholar, Bryant was vice president of the Duke marching band and director of the Shockwave Acappella Ensemble during his semester at Duke Kunshan campus. He also earned the Ann-Marie Parsons Memorial Prize from the music department.