PA Doctoral Student Wins Three Awards

Imane Hijal-Moghrabi, a doctoral student in Public Affairs, recently received three academic awards at the 2013 national conference of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), which was held in New Orleans, LA in March.

  • The 2013 ASPA Founders’ Forum Fellowship, which allows students to attend the ASPA conference, participate in discussion circles, and partake in a year-long mentoring program.

  • The 2013 ASPA Section on Women in Public Administration (SWPA) Scholarship Award, which helps students defray the costs associated with attending the ASPA conference and provides them the opportunity to get involved in the section.

  • The 2013 ASPA section on Professional and Organization Development (SPOD) Scholarship Award, which helps advance students’ academic work through contributing manuscripts for review to Public Administration Quarterly; contributing articles of interest to the section’s quarterly newsletter; assembling, coordinating and presenting on SPOD sponsored panels and workshops as practitioners, academics and pracademics; and continuing sustained membership, commitment and demonstrated skills for grooming to leadership positions within the section.

In addition to these academic awards, she was among 16 students across UT System schools selected on competitive basis to attend the Archer Center’s 2012 Summer Graduate Program in Public Policy in Washington D.C., and a recipient of the 2012 Larry Terry Emerging Leaders Scholarship Award. Imane is a Pi Alpha Alpha member (National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration).