Planning and Public Administration Alumni Honor Federal Executives
The Chicago Federal Executive Board has received an alumni appreciation
award from the urban planning and public administration alumni association
of the University of Illinois at Chicago.
The award recognizes individuals and groups for dedication to urban planning
and public administration and contributions to the development of the
college's students and alumni.
The board, an organization of the most senior officials of federal agencies
serving Chicago and 13 surrounding counties, promotes community partnerships,
communication, cost efficiencies and service delivery among the agencies.
A long partnership between the board and UIC's graduate program in public
administration has benefited students, faculty and federal employees,
said Robin Hambleton, dean of the UIC College of Urban Planning and Public
"With CFEB's help, we've established three certificate programs
specifically for federal employees, some of whom have gone on to pursue
a master's degree in public administration at UIC. They bring valuable
insight to the classroom," Hambleton said.
"The CFEB has been very supportive of the college for many years.
In particular, since 1999, its members have raised funds to grant two
annual $2,000 scholarships to UIC planning students," said Carrie
Makarewicz, president of the college's alumni association board.
Jack Hetrick, chair of the Chicago Federal Exective Board, will accept
the award on the organization's behalf at a private gathering hosted
by the alumni association board on March 3.
For information about the UIC College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs,
UIC ranks among the nation's top 50 universities in federal research
funding and is Chicago's largest university with 25,000 students, 12,000
faculty and staff, 15 colleges and the state's major public medical center.
A hallmark of the campus is the Great Cities Commitment, through which
UIC faculty, students and staff engage with community, corporate, foundation
and government partners in hundreds of programs to improve the quality
of life in metropolitan areas around the world.
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