MPA News

 January 2019 – Dawn Emerick to lead County Health Department ( link ).


April 2018 – Beth Touchton (Graduate Nonprofit Certificate alum, 2015) mentioned for her work with Pastoral Counseling Services (link).


March 2017 – Gracie Simendinger (UNF-MPA), was appointed Development Manager at BEAM (Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry (link).


October 2017 -- Marcus Haile (UNF-MPA 2006), Director of development for the Cathedral Arts Project, was invited to join the new juvenile justice committee (link), and by the Jax Aviation Authority for their arts commission (link).  


August 2017 – Sarah Campbell (UNF-MPA) appointed Orange Park Town Manager (link).


July 2017 – Chris Folds (UNF-MPA) was hired as Development Manager for HabiJax (Habitat for Humanity Jacksonville -- link).


June 2017 – Brady Rigdon (UNF-MPA) appointed Fire Chief in Nassau County (link).


May 2017– Robin Gainey (UNF-MPA alum) publishes on “Manatee Technical Rescue,” inFireRescuemagazine (link).

December 2016 -- Sarah Kurtz (UNF-MPA alum) featured in a Florida Times-Union article (link).


October 2016 – Julia Kalinski (UNF-MPA alum) appointed Director of Resource Development at Daniel Kids (link).


October 2016 – Martin Senterfitt appointed Monroe County Emergency Management Director (link).


September 2016 – Dr. Mary Borg interviewed about lotteries on the BBC (link, at about 4:00).


April 2016 – Robin Gainey (UNF-MPA alum) publishes on “Human Resources: another fire service administrator’s tool,” in Fire Engineering(link).


January 2016 – Kevin Carrico (UNF-MPA alum) appointed Vice president of operations at Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida  (link).


January 2017 -- Callan Bell (UNF-MPA alum) on Channel 4, on behalf of the YWCA’s Take Stock in Children program (link).


January 2016 – Jody McDaniel (UNF-MPA alum) honored by the Jacksonville City Council (link).


January 2016 -- Scott Kornegay (UNF-MPA alum) appointed City Manager of Keystone heights, Florida (link).


November 2015 -- David Kersey (UNF-MPA student), Executive Director of the Military Museum of North Florida, interviewed (link). 


October 2015 -- JFRD firefighter Robin Gainey (UNF-MPA alum) writes on "Fire Service Incident Command System (link).


August 2015 -- Brian Corrigan (UNF-MPA student) awarded Jesse B. Smith Memorial Scholarship (link).


August 2015 -- Dr. George Candler published “‘Assimilação crítica’ and research on the periphery,” in Cadernos EBAPE.BR (link).


June 2015 – Dr. Nick Seabrook interviewed on WJCT First Coast Connect, on upcoming Supreme Court decisions (link).


May 2015 – Tony Davis (UNF-MPA alum) named Director of Military Services for Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (link).


April 2015 – Aline Bailey awarded 2015-16 Graduate Scholarship (link).


March 2015 – Sarah Campbell (UNF-MPA student) awarded FCCMA B. Harold Farmer Scholarship, see page 5 (link).


January 2015 – JFRD Chief Martin Senterfitt featured (link).

Winter 2014 – USCG LtCdr Josh Rose (UNF-MPA alum) writes on cyber security (link).

November 2014 – Dr. Candler Brazilian research noted (link).

October 2014 – Dr. Dumont issues report on nonprofit social media strategies (link).

August 2014 – JFRD District Chief Robin Gainey (UNF-MPA alum) interviewed on house fire (link, from 1:30).

July 2014 – UNF-MPA re-accredited through 2020 (link).

July 2014 – Dave Austin (UNF-MPA alum) appointed Glynn County PW Director (link).

June 2014 – James Ludwig (UNF-MPA alum) appointed Chatfield College Director of Development (link).

March 2014 – Jim Overton (UNF-MPA alum) Announces Run for Mayor in Next Election (link).

October 2013 -- Kelly Mariotti (Nonprofit Graduate Certificate alum) appointed Executive Director of Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (link).

September 2013 – Dr. Mary Borg speaks on nonprofit program effectiveness (link).

August 2013 -- Dr. Georgette Dumont to Present Findings at Nonprofit Conference (link).

April 2013 – Greg Cole (Nonprofit Graduate Certificate alum) appointed Director of Development at Emmaus House, Atlanta (link).

April 2013 -- Nina Waters Nonprofit Leadership Endowed Scholarship announced (link).

December 2012 – Amy Kennedy (UNF-MPA alum) appointed Policy Adviser to New Hampshire Governor (link).

August 2012 – Clara White Mission Vice President of Operations Kevin Carrico (UNF-MPA student) completes National Leadership Initiative Institute (link).

July 2012 – St. John’s County Sheriff David Shoar (UNF-MPA) appointed to Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (link).

June 2012 -- New UNF-MPA public policy concentration announced (link).

Fall 2011 -- MPA alums fill critical roles in JFRD (link).

Dec 2011 – Martin Senterfitt (UNF-MPA alum) appointed JFRD Chief (link).

Feb 2011 – Ray Holley (UNF-MPA alum) welcomed to Jacksonville court (link).

May 2010 – St. Johns Riverkeeper Exercutive Director Jimmy Orth (UNF-MPA alum) interviewed on Gulf oil spill (link).

July 2008 – Martin Senterfitt (UNF-MPA alum) appointed JFRD Emergency Management Chief (link).

July 2008 – City of Largo Management Analyst Chas Jordan (UNF-MPA alum) interviewed on public service (link).

Oct 2007 -- New UNF Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management (link).

November 2006 – Brady Rigdon (UNF-MPA alum) appointed JFRD Chief of Operations (link).

February 2004 – Jimmy Orth (UNF-MPA alum) named St. Johns Riverkeeper Executive Director (link).

July 2003 – Shari Shuman (UNF-MPA alum), former COJ treasurer, hired as UNF Vice President of Administration and Finance (link).

May 2003 – St. Augustine Police Chief David Shoar (UNF-MPA alum) appointed to Florida state council (link).

October 2000 – Pioneering city administrator Lex Hester dies (link).

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