Alumni Awards

About the Awards

Every year, the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration recognizes exceptional alumni who are changing the world through their work. Among our outstanding awardees are ambassadors, vice admirals and lieutenant commanders, nonprofit and business founders, government affairs experts, presidents of universities and much more.

The Outstanding Recent Alumni Award honors graduates within the past 10 years who are at the early stages of their careers and have already distinguished themselves while demonstrating the promise of even greater achievements in the future.

The Distinguished Alumni Award honors graduates (more than 10 years post-graduation) who have made a lasting influence on society through outstanding professional, volunteer and/or philanthropic accomplishments.


2022 Award Winners

Rachel Breslin
 

 

 

Outstanding Recent Alumni Award

Rachel Breslin, PhD '19, 2022 Outstanding Recent Alumni Awardee

 

Charita Castro
 

 

 

Distinguished Alumni Award

Dr. Charita Castro, PhD '07, Distinguished Alumni Awardee


Past Awardees

Outstanding Recent Alumni Award
  • Lieutenant Commander Paul Miller, MPA '14
  • Commander Zeita Merchant, MPA '10
  • Dominique Harris, MPA '11
  • Kristen Easterday, MPA ‘07
  • Emily St. Martin Lord, MPA '08
  • Kara Ryan, MPP '07
  • Alex Lawson, MPP '08
Distinguished Alumni Award
  • Ambassador Susan Schwab, PhD '93
  • Vice Admiral Scott Buschman, MPA '96
  • Amy B. Peeples, MPA '91
  • Dr. Mark Esper, PhD '08
  • Jeff Marootian, MPA ‘03
  • Dr. David J. Bernstein, MPA '83 and PhD '00
  • Dr. Cynthia Pierre, PhD '06
  • Dr. Jeffrey Levi, PhD '99
  • Commander Timothy Cronin, MPA ’08
  • Dale Didion, MPA ’83
  • Christa Fornarotto, MPP ’05
  • Dr. Nancy Potok, PhD ’09
  • Michael Stinziano, MPA '04
  • Frank DiGiammarrino, MPA '95
  • Edwin Verburg
  • Dr. Demetra Nightingale, PhD '98
  • Alfredo Campo, MPA '86
  • Allison Gurnitz, MPA '91
  • Claudia Oakes, MPA '83
  • Dr. Kathryn Mohrman, PhD '93
  • RAdm. John M. McConnell, MPA '86
  • Robert Efrus, MPA '82
  • Kenneth Yellis, MPA '87
  • Mary Beth Morgan, MPA '97
  • Susan Brita, MPA '83
  • Winnie Stachelberg, MPA '90
  • Michael Freimuth, MPA '79
  • Mark Duffy, MPA '82
  • Nancy Tate, MPA '80
  • Adm. Thad Allen, MPA '86
  • John Berry, MPA '78
  • Matthew Crouch, MPA '90
  • Dr. Jay White, PhD '82
  • Michelle Mrdeza, MPA '83
  • Dr. Anne DeBeer, PhD '80
  • William Haden, MPA '65
  • Dr. Harry West III, PhD '73
  • Christopher Smith, MPA '86
  • Sec. Henry Cisneros, PhD '76
  • Elizabeth Craig, MPA '83
  • Gen. John Vessry Jr.
  • Natalie Flores Prim, MPA '03
  • Rep. Gilbert Gude
  • Cpt. Patrick Stillman, MPA '88
  • Ambassador Susan Schwab, PhD '93
  • Vice Admiral Scott Buschman, MPA '96
  • Amy B. Peeples, MPA '91
  • Dr. Mark Esper, PhD '08
  • Jeff Marootian, MPA ‘03
  • Dr. David J. Bernstein, MPA '83 and PhD '00
  • Dr. Cynthia Pierre, PhD '06
  • Dr. Jeffrey Levi, PhD '99
  • Commander Timothy Cronin, MPA ’08
  • Dale Didion, MPA ’83
  • Christa Fornarotto, MPP ’05
  • Dr. Nancy Potok, PhD ’09
  • Michael Stinziano, MPA '04
  • Frank DiGiammarrino, MPA '95
  • Edwin Verburg
  • Dr. Demetra Nightingale, PhD '98
  • Alfredo Campo, MPA '86
  • Allison Gurnitz, MPA '91
  • Claudia Oakes, MPA '83
  • Dr. Kathryn Mohrman, PhD '93
  • RAdm. John M. McConnell, MPA '86
  • Robert Efrus, MPA '82
  • Kenneth Yellis, MPA '87
  • Mary Beth Morgan, MPA '97
  • Susan Brita, MPA '83
  • Winnie Stachelberg, MPA '90
  • Michael Freimuth, MPA '79
  • Mark Duffy, MPA '82
  • Nancy Tate, MPA '80
  • Adm. Thad Allen, MPA '86
  • John Berry, MPA '78
  • Matthew Crouch, MPA '90
  • Dr. Jay White, PhD '82
  • Michelle Mrdeza, MPA '83
  • Dr. Anne DeBeer, PhD '80
  • William Haden, MPA '65
  • Dr. Harry West III, PhD '73
  • Christopher Smith, MPA '86
  • Sec. Henry Cisneros, PhD '76
  • Elizabeth Craig, MPA '83
  • Gen. John Vessry Jr.
  • Natalie Flores Prim, MPA '03
  • Rep. Gilbert Gude
  • Cpt. Patrick Stillman, MPA '88