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CIPA Named Regional Host for 2018 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition

CIPA has been selected as one of 16 host sites internationally for the 2018 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition. The announcement was made at the NASPAA annual conference in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 13.

CIPA and PAM co-sponsor Rosenthal lecture:
Health care system is broken but fixable, physician-journalist says

... the American people know one thing, said Dr. Elizabeth Rosenthal, editor-in-chief of Kaiser Health News: No matter what kind of coverage they have, the price is too high, and the system is broken. 

CIPA Launches First Online Certificate Program with Nonprofit Focus

CIPA has launched its first online certificate in Financial Success for Nonprofits to prepare professionals for guiding nonprofits to financial sustainability amidst rapid changes in technology, policy, and wealth distribution.

2012 Alum Ashley Hollister Credits CIPA Professional Network as “Most Important Tool” in her Toolbox

Ashley Hollister, MPA 2012, lives and works in Kigali, Rwanda. She serves as a Senior Associate for the group Associates for International Management Services, working remotely.

Humphrey Fellows Share Expertise with CIPA Students

CIPA faculty and staff have been actively collaborating with Cornell’s Humphrey Fellowship program to develop partnerships, built on naturally existing synergies between the programs.

Three CIPA Students Chosen for Cornell Women’s Leadership Program

This past summer, CIPA students Ranissa Adityavarman, Enkhzul Altangerel, and Lillian Gabreski, were among eight graduate and professional students chosen to participate in the first-ever Global Cornell Women’s Leadership Program.

Anonymous Donation Sends CIPA Students to Entrepreneurship Summit

A generous donation from a Cornell alumnus covered the travel expenses and registration fees for seven CIPA students to attend the annual Entrepreneurship at Cornell Summit in New York City on Nov. 3.

DC-Based Alumni Support Professional Development of CIPA Students

The CIPA Office of Career Management held its annual Washington, DC career networking event at the Hotel Monaco on Oct. 27. More than 40 students took advantage of this opportunity to network with professionals from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

Co-author of WTF? Where’s the Fraud? Guest Lectures in Public Admin Class

Larry Benson, co-author of WTF? Where’s the Fraud? How to Unmask and Stop Identity Fraud’s Drain on Our Government, made a special trip to Cornell on Oct. 26 to offer a guest lecture in CIPA Executive Director Thomas O’Toole’s PADM 5110—Public Administration course.

Alumni Updates

Rebecca Darling, MPA 2012
Matthew Fisher-Post, MPA 2013
Ahmad Maaty, MPA 2006
Kerry Meade, MPA 2009
Joanne Oport, MPA 2013
Maria Smith, MPA 2009
U.S. Army Lt. Col. (Joseph) Ed Williams, MPA 2007
Nicholas Zuba, MPA 2015

If you are a CIPA alumnus and have something to share, please send it to Lisa Jervey Lennox at