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AmeriCorps Alumni and MPA@UNC: Building Better Public Service Leaders

July 30, 2013

Today’s post is sponsored by the MPA@UNC, the online Master of Public Adminsitration program at the University of North Carolina School of Government

MPA-UNCAmeriCorps alumni, like Karissa Shafer, Education Program Specialist at the U.S. Department of Education, are dedicated to leadership in public service. MPA@UNC , the online Master of Public Administration program at the top-ranked University of North Carolina School of Government offers alumni like Karissa the opportunity to earn an MPA degree online and take the next step in their public service careers.

“I left the classroom after three years of teaching with the hope of making a broader impact on improving our public school system, especially for those students in greatest need. The MPA@UNC program gives me an opportunity to engage with and learn from individuals from a broad range of public sector fields, pushing me to think through issues from outside the educator’s lens,” said Shafer.

MPA@UNC combines demanding self-paced coursework with a state-of-the-art virtual classroom experience that includes:

  • Live, face-to-face classes delivered online by renowned UNC faculty designed to help students develop their leadership and project management skills and put their passion for helping others to work.
  • An academically rigorous curriculum that instills the knowledge, skills, and values required for effective public leadership.

Eli Segal AmeriCorps Education AwardThe UNC School of Government is dedicated to developing better public service leaders and is proud to partner with AmeriCorps to offer a $5,000 fellowship to AmeriCorps alumni accepted for admission to MPA@UNC.

“I’m learning so much from my classmates and professors that I can take right back to the U.S. Department of Education. I look for ways to be clearer and less ambiguous in my communications with my colleagues and grantees every day,” said Shafer.

Learn more about MPA@UNC here , or contact an admissions counselor at 1.855.UNC.4MPA.

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