UTC MPA student Shelby Glover was recently awarded a 2023 Tennessee City Management Association (TCMA) Master of Public Administration Scholarship, designed to encourage the next generation of professionals in local government.
Jonathan Rush, a 2022 graduate of the Master of Public Administration program at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, exemplifies how the program helps aspiring public servants build meaningful and impactful careers in their local communities.
With a passion for public service and a desire to make a positive impact on society, Rachel Gentry chose the Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She wanted to capitalize on her strengths in coordination, collaboration and managing teams of people and projects.
The extent and importance of Katherine Goforth Elverd’s accomplishments on and off the UTC campus is being noticed. Chattanooga’s Chatter magazine selected Elverd, professor and director of the music therapy degree program at UTC, to its 2023 ‘20 Under 40’ list.
‘It is possible to move forward in life’: Katie Streber overcame drugs, jail and uncertainty to earn a bachelor’s degree and pursue a master’s
In May 2023, Katie Streber graduated summa cum laude from UTC with a bachelor’s degree in integrated studies, focusing on social work and criminal justice. She has been accepted into the UTC graduate school and plans to pursue a master’s degree in public administration.
As someone who is passionate about urban planning, specifically transportation planning, Master of Public Administration student Arsen Martyshchuk—who came to UTC thanks to the the University’s Global Response Assistantship—enjoyed learning about public transit in Chattanooga and public attitudes toward it. Sometimes, the native of Krasnyk, Ukraine, rode the bus “just for fun.” When it was time to find a summer internship, Martyshchuk wanted to pursue his passion.
The creation of the UTC Global Response Assistantship opens doors to international students impacted by the crisis in Ukraine.
UTC program is the only one in East Tennessee to receive accreditation from the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration.