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Marvin Andrews Fellowship Update
The ninth class of Marvin Andrews Fellows started on August 4. Congratulations to the new members!

Yesenia Castaneda arrives with a bachelor's in business administration from the University of California Irvine, received in March 2013.

Craig Dudek graduated from George Washington University with a bachelor's in economics, awarded in May 2013.

Tyler Goodman comes with a bachelor's in political science from Brigham Young University, received in June 2014.

We are working with ICMA and various academic contacts to spread the word about the Fellowship to meet our goal of four members per cohort. A special thanks to Kari Kent, Edith Baltierrez, Karen Thoreson, David Swindell and Nicole Boryczka for serving on the panel and aiding in these selections. ACMA members will have an opportunity to meet these new fellows at the 2015 Winter Conference in Sedona.

The eighth class starts their second year with field internships in Queen Creek (Matt Behunin), Casa Grande (Dominic Papa) and Goodyear (Jake Meshke). I appreciate the continued financial and developmental support for the Marvins from all communities as they complete their master's degree experience. These three students will be attending the ICMA Conference in Charlotte thanks to the ACMA Board and your contributions to the Fellowship.

When the Marvin Andrews Fellowship was established in 2006 it was a partnership of ACMA, ASU, and the Alliance for Innovation to provide a different academic experience for future public management leaders that included mentors, research, and practical experience in addition to the required academic coursework. ACMA members, businesses, and community members continue to provide financial support to the Fellowship. This past year, a total of $23,478.47 was donated, which included $13,303.47 from David Cavazos' retirement events, $5,000 from Stifel Nicolaus, and $5,175 from individuals, 14 of whom were continuing donors, and 15 who were new donors. If you want to support this continuing effort to develop the next generation of public sector management professionals, you can do so at You can make a one-time donation, or set up a recurring donation from your credit card. This year's donations include the first payroll deduction contributions from an ACMA member.

As always, if you have any questions about the program or have students in mind who might be interested in the program please contact

ASU School of Public Affairs Update
The ASU School of Public Affairs has 11 new degree programs starting with Fall 2014.

At the undergraduate level there are bachelor's degrees to include: applied science in emergency management, public service and public policy in emergency management & homeland security, public service and public policy in law enforcement, and public service and public policy in social services delivery.

At the graduate level there are master's in public administration in emergency management, master's in public policy in environmental policy, and science and technology, master's in Emergency Management and Homeland Security (online), program evaluation, and public safety leadership and administration, and a graduate certificate in program evaluation.

For more information on all the degrees offered by SPA, please click here.

There are several new faculty hires and one Center being added as well. Eric Welch, Ph.D. Public Administration, Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs brings his interest in science and technology policy; genetic resources policy; environment policy; electronic government; R&D evaluation; transportation behavior and management to the faculty. He will also direct the new Center for Science Technology and Environmental Policy Studies (C-STEPS). Mary Feeney, Ph.D., Public Administration and Policy, University of Georgia specializes in public and nonprofit management, sector distinctions, science and technology policy, and women in science. Justin Michael Stritch, Ph.D. in Public Administration, The University of Georgia specializes in public administration, organizational behavior, organizational theory, and intergovernmental relations. Chris Hayter, Ph.D. George Washington University in Science Policy studies entrepreneurship, technology policy, and the organization of higher education and science. Lily Hsueh Ph.D., Public Policy and Management University of Washington with work in environmental and natural resource economics and policy, political economy, governance, econometrics, and mixed methods research design will join the faculty in January 2015.

SPA is also pleased to announce that Dr. Charles R. Wise, Ph.D. in political science with a minor in sociology from Indiana University and the founding director of the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at Ohio State University, has an appointment of Distinguished Visiting Professor this coming year. Let us know if you are interested in attending sessions that may be planned during Dr. Wise's time at ASU SPA.

Please share this information with your organizations, and feel free to contact us if you have questions about our degree and certificate programs.

We will also be looking for volunteers to serve on our Academic Advisory Council to begin working on our NASPAA accreditation review which comes in 2016-17.

We appreciate the working partnership and relationships with communities from across the state as we all work to identify and implement solutions to the problems faced by our citizens.
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