Cristy Jensen Award
The Department of Public Policy and Administration created the Distinguished Graduate Award in honor of our founding faculty member, Professor Emeritus 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
Graduation with Distinction
The College of Social Science and Interdisciplinary Studies recognizes master's students who are graduating with distinction. To qualify for this honor a master's student must have an overall grade point average of at least 3.8 and have completed a culminating project that the faculty considers distinctive.
Other Awards and Recognition
Student Research Competitions
PPA student, Ginger Hashimoto, won the 2016 Gloria Rummels Award for “paper demonstrating the best use of quantitative data” at the Social Science Research & Instructional Council research competition.
PPA student, Terra Thorne, won the 2015 30th Annual CSU Student Research Competition.
PPA student, Jodi Lewis, won the 2014 Student Research Symposium at Sacramento State and the Social Science Research & Instructional Council research competition.
Distinguished Alumni Awards
Two MPPA Alumni were honored with Distinguished Alumni Awards in 2014.