The MPA Alumni Association Award is intended to honor alumni of outstanding talent pursuing their own creative, intellectual, and professional inclinations, while embracing the spirit of MPA's commitment to community and social outreach. They should be real-world examples for both current students and alumni to "Dream Big. Do Right."

Nominations are due April 1. Please include the nominees' name, email, and a brief explanation of why you believe they should receive the MPA Alumni Association Award (250 words or less). Send all nominations to!

Learn more about our past winners, Logan Sand '08, Heather Otto '97, Claire Porter '11, Deneane Richburg '96, Pakou Hang '95, and Jaye Sinkfield '12.