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James Thompson is the recipient of the Robert L. Kline Award from the SECOPA 2014

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A group of students and faculty members at Public Policy and Administration Program attended the Southeastern Conference of Public Administration (SECOPA) 2014, Atlanta, Georgia, from September 17 to 20, 2014.  During the conference, Mr. James Thompson- a MPA student- was chosen as the recipient of the prestigious Robert L. Kline Award for the best master’s student paper, among about six hundred attendees.  The title of his paper was ‘A comparative growth assessment of the green economy of five cities and policy recommendations in the United States (Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jae-Young Ko).

The other presentations are from Ms. Jermesha Haywood (MPA: Social media’s impact on local nonprofit organizational management: A plan for Mississippi), Ms. Christina Spann (MPA: The impact of sex education on teenagers), Ms. Cassandra Hawkins Wilson (PhD: Children’s access to mental health care in Mississippi), Mr. Alan Branson (PhD: An assessment of payday lending practices in the metro-Jackson area, Mississippi, and potential policy responses), and Dr. Jae-Young Ko (faculty: Policy dimension of employing ecosystem services for sustainable community: a case study of wetland assimilation of municipal wastewater using natural wetlands).

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