Student Recognition


Cristy Jensen Award

Photo of Cristy Jensen

Upon her retirement in 2007, the Department of Public Policy and Administration created the Distinguished Graduate Award in honor of our founding faculty member, Professor Emerita Cristy Jensen. Affectionately known as the Cristy Jensen Award, MPPA students selected for this honor exhibited throughout their graduate careers the qualities Dr. Jensen valued most:

  • academic achievement
  • active involvement in the PPA community
  • peer mentoring
  • demonstrated leadership
  • professionalism

Each Cristy Jensen Award recipient is selected at the end of a given academic year from those MPPA students who completed their culminating experience in that year.

Professor Emerita Cristy Jensen

In 1989, Cristy Jensen founded the graduate program in Public Policy and Administration as it is today. Dr. Jensen was the 2007 recipient of the prestigious John C. Livingston Award. Following is her Livingston lecture, delivered on October 30, 2007, entitled, "Faculty As Academic Leaders: Our Students Are Counting on Us (Whether They Know It or Not)".

Year and Recipients

2017-18 | 2016-17 | 2015-16 | 2014-15 | 2013-14 | 2012-13 | 2011-12 | 2010-11 | 2009-10 | 2008-09 | 2007-08 | 2006-2007

2017-2018

photo of Erin Stumpf

2016-2017

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2015-2016

  photo of Ginger Hashimoto

 

 

Photo of Damien Mimnaugh

2014-2015

photo of Terra Thorne

2013-2014

photo of Sergio Aguilar

2012-2013

photo of Katie Cardenas

 

 

Photo of Angela Marin

2011-2012

  Photo of Eric Chisholm

 

 

Photo of Andrew Sturmfels

2010-2011

  Photo of Eric Stern

2009-2010

  Photo of Joe Karkoski

 

Photo of Geoff Propheter

Geoffrey Propheter, MPPA

Revenue Impact of a Sales Tax on Services © 2010 Geoffrey Propheter.

In his own words (in 2011): "I am currently a second year public policy PhD student at George Washington University.My primary areas of research are state and local public finance, economic development, and various philosophical dimensions of policy and taxation."

2008-2009

photo of Lindsay Keyes

Lindsay Keyes, MPPA

Strategic Consideration for City Annexations in California © 2008 Lindsay Keyes.

In her own words (in 2011): "I am currently enjoying my role as a stay-at-home mom with my 2 1/2-year old and my 4-month old daughters. Though they keep me very busy, I have assumed leadership roles within the Sierra Moms, a large social and support organization for local mothers, and I try to follow current political events. My experience in the PPA program has undoubtedly shaped the way I think about the world. I am looking forward to returning to the workforce in a couple years."

2007-2008

  Photo of Danell Brewster

2006-2007

Jean-Marie McKinney, MPPA

"Teacher Compensation : An Evaluation of Teacher Salary and Student Performance." Thesis. Sacramento State, 2007.

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