Public Administration Awards and Recognition

Barbara Jordan Award Nomination Form

Research Honor Roll

Award Recipients
 

Student Awards:

  • Distinguished Student Award.  This award goes to recognize outstanding academic performance as well as service to the community.  The student(s) selected compete for the Distinguished Student Award from the College; the recipient of that award is then considered to be the recipient of the Graduate Hood Award, the graduate student who represents all graduate students in the University and receives the Master's Hood at Commencement.
  • The Barbara Jordan Award for Student Excellence. The Barbara Jordan Award for Student Excellence recognizes outstanding achievement and service, following the example of the late esteemed public servant Barbara Jordan, among current students of the Department of Public Administration.  Ms. Jordan was the first African-American elected to the Texas Legislature since Reconstruction and was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1972, where she became known while serving on the House Judiciary Committee during the Watergate hearings.  After an outstanding career in the public service as an elected official, she later became Professor of Public Affairs at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. As a teacher, she believed that "a democracy was only as good as the educated populace that formed it" and dedicated herself to teaching students to enhance democracy. Her career in politics, public policy, and academia was marked by her courage, ethical standards and high integrity.
    Barbara Jordan in the Women's Hall of Fame
    Barbara Jordan Wikipedia.com entry  
    Tribute to Barbara Jordan

 

The Barbara Jordan Award for Student Excellence was established in 2001 to honor students in the San Francisco State University Department of Public Administration for outstanding achievement and public service. Up to five awards are given out each year.

 

Criteria for the Awards consist of the following:

   * Complexity of Masters Project or other course-related project

   * Contributions to on-campus or off-campus community

   * Academic performance in individual classes, as evaluated by

     faculty who teach those courses

   * Overall academic performance as measured by GPA

   * Evidence of being a "team" player

   * Evidence of surmounting greater than usual obstacles in pursuing

     degree (e.g., family considerations, stressful job)

 

Candidates need not have excellent records in each category. Rather, the entire record will be considered together. There is no minimum number of awards that must be given in any particular year.

 

The Awards Process:

The Awards process will occur during each Spring semester; awards will be announced at the end of year event. To nominate an individual, please complete the Nominations form, which will be automatically forwarded to the Awards Committee. Nominations are due April 1. Nominations may come from:

   * Self

   * Other students

   * Faculty

   * Community Members

 

Alumni Award:

  • Alumni of the Year Award.  This award recognizes MPA alumni who have made outstanding contributions to the public service in their career and serve as excellent role models for our MPA students.

 

 

Community Service Award:

  • Community Service Award.  The Community Service Award goes to a person in either the public or nonprofit sector who has made significant contributions to the public service during their career and whose career symbolizes the public service values the Public Administration Program desires to model for our students.  The San Francisco State University Department of Public Administration Award for Public Service was established in 2001 to honor public and non-profit sector managers for:  
    * Outstanding achievement in administration and / or management in the public or non-profit sectors  
    * Outstanding accomplishments in the public sector  
    * Outstanding contributions to the public service  
    * Outstanding leadership in the public service.Criteria for the Awards consist of the following:  
    * Evidence of significant achievement as a public or non-profit sector manager or administrator  
    * Evidence of having made significant contributions to the public service through public or non-profit sector organizationsCandidates need not have excellent records in each category. Rather, the entire record will be considered together. There is no minimum number of awards that must be given in any particular year.  

    The Awards Process:  The Awards process will occur during each Spring semester; awards will be announced at the end of year event. To nominate an individual, please complete the Nominations form, which will be automatically forwarded to the Awards Committee. Nominations are due April 1.
    Nominations may come from:  
    * Self  
    * Students

   * Faculty
   * Community Member