As a graduate student in SPIA, there are multiple ways to stay involved.

AMERICAN FOUNDING GROUP

The American Founding Group at the University of Georgia studies the origins of the American republic from a variety of scholarly perspectives, reviewing studies from the disciplines of political science, political theory, history, law, and economics, among others. Our group meets monthly to critique and discuss works from John Locke to Pauline Maier in an effort to broaden our understanding of the American founding and its effects on liberty.  We occasionally invite guest scholars to participate and provide an invaluable service reading and critiquing the research of our members.  Membership is open to those who want to learn more about the American founding and are willing to spend the time to read outside of their regular classes.

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DOCTORAL STUDENTS FOR PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

DSPA OFFICERS

Brianna Yoder, President

For more information, please contact Brianna Yoder brianna.yoder16@gmail.com

GEORGIA STUDENTS FOR PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

The Georgia Students for Public Administration (GSPA) strive to help all students of public administration and policy at the University of Georgia build social and academic networks during and after their tenure at the University. By fostering friendship and by integrating socially and academically our diverse student body, we hope to encourage students not just to learn their chosen profession but also to form lasting bonds with their peers, faculty, staff, and community

GSPA OFFICERS

Sierra Francois, President | Social Chair
Christina Rudolph, Treasurer
Emily Stone, Secretary
Elizabeth Griffin, Professional Development Chair
Theresa Vencill, Policy Competition Chair

Stay up to date with what’s going on with GSPA and more ways to get involved on their Facebook page.

GOVERNMENT FINANCE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION (UGA CHAPTER)

GFOA is a professional organization for public finance officials at any level of government in the US and Canada. GFOA’s mission is to advance excellence in public finance. There are more than 20,000 members in the association, and each member has access to best practice guidance, consulting, networking opportunities, publications (including books, e-books, and periodicals), recognition programs, research, and training opportunities for those in the profession (or looking to go into the profession). The University of Georgia is honored to host the third student chapter of GFOA. There are no annual dues, and each chapter member will get a free membership to GFOA for the first year. The Georgia Government Finance Officers Association is the state chapter of GFOA and is also offering  a free one-year membership to the GFOA-UGA Chapter members.  Meetings will be held throughout the year to help students access all of that GFOA has to offer, teach, and connect.

GFOA Chapter Officers

Ted Moeller, President
Tasha Sills, Vice President
Alyssa Deslauriers, Secretary

Faculty Advisers

Tracy Arner, Financial Management Program Manager – Carl Vinson Institute of Government
Katherine Willoughby, Golembiewski Professor of Public Administration

2019 Fall Meetings
10/24/2019 – 6 pm, Baldwin Hall, room 202
Future meetings are TBA

Learn more about GFOA at their website https://www.gfoa.org/

For questions about the student chapter, contact Ted Moeller at tedwmoeller@uga.edu

INTERNATIONAL CITY/COUNTY MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION (UGA CHAPTER)

ICMA serves to:

1. Introduce and integrate students to the local government management profession.

2. Familiarize students with ICMA, the premier local government management association, its members, resources, and policies.

3. Establish connections between local government management theories, practices, and applications through tangible and actual examples.

4. Cultivate a learning community wherein members actively share experiences and learn from one another.

5. Provide resources and opportunities for students to increase their professional knowledge with local government practitioners.

 

ICMA Officers

Philippa Hawker, President
Julia Aman, Finance Chair
Autumn Natasha Stills (Tasha), Events Chair
Joshua Warren, Communications Chair

2019 Fall Meetings:
10/10/2019
10/24/2019
11/7/2019
11/21/2019
12/5/2019

Stay in touch with ICMA by connecting with them on Facebook or get in touch with the board by emailing ugaicma@gmail.com.

 

GRADUATE STUDENTS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

OFFICERS

President: Tara Trask
Social Chair: Matt Bufford
Occasional Lackey: Steven Walter

Stay up to date with what’s going on with GSPSIA on their Facebook page.