Maria Aristigueta is director of UD's School of Public Policy and Administration, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary with events throughout the academic year.

SPPA marks 50th

School of Public Policy and Administration celebrates 50-year anniversary

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1:24 p.m., Oct. 24, 2011--The University of Delaware School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA), which has undergone changes in its name and college and expanded its breadth of academic programs to include new graduate and undergraduate degrees, celebrates its 50-year anniversary this year. 

Established in 1961 with funding from the Ford Foundation, SPPA became one of the first interdisciplinary university programs in the nation to focus on the challenges of urban America. 

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“A half-century later, we have emerged as a globally recognized, comprehensive school of public affairs, with nationally-ranked academic programs and research and public service programs that impact the public and nonprofit sectors at all levels,” says SPPA Director Maria Aristigueta.

To celebrate its 50-year milestone, the school will convene a series of distinguished lectures culminating in a day of celebration on March 19 that includes a conference for students and young alumni on careers in public and community service and a reception in honor of SPPA’s local, national, and global partners.

A list of anniversary events can be found on the school’s website

The commemorative events scheduled for the year are free and open to the public.

Photo by Ambre Alexander

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