Carolina MPA 50th Anniversary Alumni Celebration

Carolina MPA 50th Anniversary Alumni Celebration

March 31, 2017
School of Government
Chapel Hill

Join us for this celebration of our 50th anniversary. It's a chance to have quality time with your fellow alums, to take pride in your own and their accomplishments, and to reconnect and recommit to the program that launched or advanced to your career.

Registration is required.

  • The PAC Chats and Deil S. Wright Lecture events are free of charge, and include a parking pass with registration. Registratration to open soon.
  • The Cocktail Reception and Dean's Dinner are $100 per person, and include all School of Government events and parking at the School. Registratration to open soon.

UNC School of Government | free of charge

1:00 p.m.

Arrive and mingle
Coffee and snacks

1:30 p.m.

PAC Chats
Where MPAs share ideas and accomplishments in 15-minute presentations followed by discussion

  • Lena Geraghty '15 and Eric Reese '15 
    Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Government Excellence helps governments use data to make informed, effective decisions and improve people’s quality of life. Senior implementation advisors at GovEx, Lena Geraghty and Eric Reese will share their experiences working with local governments in the US and internationally through Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities initiative. They will discuss changes in data management and performance and analytics, including recommendations on how to stay up-to-date with public administration trends.
  • Thomas Mirc '17 (or '18), will address "The Rural American Job Revolution You Know Nothing About." The perception that technology jobs have been offshored by American companies for decades is still commonly shared. But a movement to create high-paying US jobs has occurred over the past decade in some unlikely places.



Deil S. Wright Lecture
UNC President Margaret Spellings


UNC Carolina Club | $100 per person
Transportation from the School of Government to the Carolina Club will be available.

5:00 p.m.

Cocktail Reception

6:00 p.m.

Dean's Dinner Celebrating Carolina MPA's 50th Anniversary