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Photo: Members of Cohort 2011, along with some EMPA faculty and staff, celebrating their recent graduation - at the Simon Benson House, June 15, 2013. 

News: Cohort 2011 EMPA Graduates honored

July 2013 

Several members of the recently-graduated EMPA cohort were honored with a variety of 2012-2013 awards from the College of Urban and Public Affairs. These awards recognize academic achievement, outstanding professional development, and other merits.

Congratulations to the following graduates for their outstanding achievement:

  • Alisha Morton, Records/Corrections Technician at Multnomah County Department of Community Justice, received an Award of Achievement for maintaining a high GPA during her program of study and demonstrating substantial professional development from the perspective of the faculty.
  • Carol Bryck, CFO at Clackamas River Water, received an Award of Achievement for maintaining a high GPA during her program of study and demonstrating substantial professional development from the perspective of the faculty.
  • Crista Gardner, Senior Transportation Planner at Metro, received an Award of Achievement recognizing her substantial community engagement contribution during the master's program.
  • Holly Thompson, Program Manager at the City of Beaverton, received an Award of Excellence recognizing her academic achievement of graduating with a GPA above 3.9.
  • Jean Fike, Executive Director of the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District, received an Award of Achievement for maintaining a high GPA during her program of study and demonstrating substantial professional development from the perspective of the faculty.
  • Kristen Miles, Senior Program Manager for Charter Schools at Portland Public Schools, received an Award of Excellence recognizing her academic achievement of graduating with the top GPA among the EMPA graduates of the academic year.
  • Lynn Averbeck, Senior Project Executive at the at the ODOT Office of Innovative Partnerships and Alternative Funding, received an Award of Excellence recognizing her academic achievement of graduating with a GPA above 3.9.
  • Peggy Morell, Senior Public Affairs Specialist at Metro, received an Award of Achievement for maintaining a high GPA during her program of study and demonstrating substantial professional development from the perspective of the faculty.

EMPA Graduates have come from a wide variety of organizations, including:

 

  • City of Eugene
  • Clackamas County
  • Multnomah County Fire District
  • Occupational Health and Safety Administration
  • Education Northwest
  • Oregon Air National Guard
  • City of Portland
  • Federal Railway Administration
  • City of Madras
  • TriMet
  • Army Corps of Engineers
  • Jefferson County
  • Oregon AFL-CIO
  • Portland Police Bureau
  • Oregon State University
  • Salem-Keizer Public Schools
  • Oregon Health and Science University
  • Coos and Curry County Circuit Courts
  • Beacon Hill Water and Sewer
  • Providence Medical Group
  • Forest Grove Police Department
  • City of Beaverton
  • City of Lake Oswego
  • Portland Public Schools
  • Oregon Department of Corrections
  • Northwest Housing Alternatives
  • Lane Community College
  • Portland Housing Bureau
  • Clackamas River Water
  • Department of Human Services
  • Meyer Memorial Trust
  • Oregon Department of Transportation
  • Children's Cancer Association
  • Oregon Public Health Division
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
  • Multnomah County Health Department
  • Bonneville Power Administration