Contact Us

Jean Hale, EdD
Director, Development and Alumni Relations
412-624-6660
Jean.Hale@pitt.edu

Alastair Hamilton
Assistant Director
Alumni Relations and Career Services
Pitt Washington Center
202-386-7988, ext. 205
alh190@pitt.edu

Donor Recognition

GSPIA gratefully acknowledges those alumni, friends, corporations and foundations who, through sustained commitments, have established more than 40 endowed funds which provide GSPIA with significant financial support in perpetuity.

Sam (MPA ’87) and Carol Adcock Student Resource Fund
Est. 2008; this provides support for students who are enrolled in internships, with preference for internships located in the greater Washington, D.C. area.

Christine Altenburger Award
Est. 2004 in honor of Professor Emerita Christine Altenburger, who taught in GSPIA’s MPA program from 1962 until her retirement in 1989. This fund provides support for outstanding students who exemplify the qualities of high ethical standards and a deep interest in public administration

Carolyn Ban Fellowship
Est. 2006 by former Dean, Carolyn Ban, this fellowship provides financial support for students who display outstanding academic and financial need.

Coca Cola Foundation Fellowship
Est. 1988, this fellowship provides partial tuition for US minority students studying international affairs or international development.

Joseph I. and Maryann B. Coffey Student Resource Fund
Est. 2013 by Dr. Maryann Coffey and in memory of the late GSPIA Professor Joseph Coffey, this fund provides support for student learning opportunities. 

Dorothea de Zafra Atwell (MPA ’65) Fellowship
Est.  Leadership Fellow Awards: Provides support for a variety of activities (such as internships and independent study projects) and other opportunities that promote the development of leadership skills among women. 

Gloria Fitzgibbons Award
Est. 1984 in memory of alumna Gloria Fitzgibbons (MPA ’67), this fund provides support for a GSPIA student of high scholastic standing and who demonstrates the potential to become a recognized public administrator. 

Michael Flack Award
Est. 2002 in honor of the late faculty member Michael Flack, this fund provides support for students interested in international affairs and international development. 

FMN International Fund
Est. 2014 with a generous gift from Harry Eustace (MPIA ’00), this fund provides support for research, public discussion, and scholarly activities related to the economic, social geopolitical and public policy issues associated with Central Asia and the "New Silk Road."

Ford Motor Company
In 2003, the Ford Motor Company established the Ford Institute for Human Security at GSPIA with generous funding to support for research that addresses new threats and related issues.

David (MPIA ‘65) and Sandra Freeman Fund
Est. 2016, this fund provides support for students.

Donald Goldstein Award
Est. 2006 with initial gifts from a student-led fundraising initiative and enhanced by generous gifts from Professor Emeritus Donald Goldstein, this fund provides support for students in the MPIA degree program who have a GPA of 3.5 or better and who give evidence, in a written essay, of community/volunteer involvement indicating strong commitment to public service and leadership potential.

Donald Goldstein Teacher of the Year Award
Est. 2010, this fund provides support for an annual prize to be awarded to a faculty member, as selected by vote of the student body. 

Professor Paul Y. Hammond Memorial Lecture
Est. 2016 with a generous gift from Professor Hammond’s son, Brett, this fund provides support for 

Professor Paul Y. Hammond Research Award
Est. 2016 with a generous gift from Professor Hammond’s daughter, Robyn, this fund provides support for research conducted by the Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies on international conflict. 

Adam W. Herbert (PhD ’71) Award
Est. in 2009 by Distinguished Alumnus Awardee Dr. Adam Herbert, this fund provides support to students in the MPA or Doctoral degree program and who demonstrate an interest in urban affairs or the improvement of American cities.  

Aaron Hollen Award
Est. 2005 by friends and family in memory of GSPIA student Aaron Hollen, this award provides support to students in the MPIA program with preference given to students who show an interest in international security or transnational organized crime, or to a student who is involved in music at the University of Pittsburgh, and who show financial need.  

Lawrence Cabot Howard 
Est. 1994 in honor of former GSPIA Dean, Lawrence Howard, this fund provides support to doctoral students who have passed the comprehensive examination and had his/her dissertation proposal approved and who exhibit high scholarly qualities and a commitment to a just society.

Internship Resource Fund
Est. 2007, this fund provides support for internship expenses.

LaVonne (MPA ‘80) and Glen Johnson
In 2000, a generous commitment from LaVonne and Glen Johnson established the Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership at GSPIA, dedicated to the 

Professor Saul M. Katz Lecture
Est. 1994 with a generous gift from the late Professor Saul M. Katz, this fund provides support for lectures on economic and social development. 

Korean Alumni Award
Est. 2008 with gifts from six GSPIA alumni (Suck-Hong Oh, PhD ’69; Young-Whan Hahn, PhD ’75; Shin-Bok Kim, PhD, MPIA ’72; Yun-Won Hwang, PhD ’87; Hyun-Ku Kim, PhD ’86; and Keun Namkoong, PhD ’89), this fund provides support to students based upon academic achievement and financial need. 

Margaret McMillion (MPIA ’71) Student Resource Fund
Est. by Distinguished Alumna awardee Margaret McMillion, this fund provides support to students based upon academic achievement and financial need. 

Jeffrey G. Mora (MPA ’66) Faculty Resource Fund
Est. 2004, this fund provides support for faculty research with special focus on research that advances the practice of nonprofit management. 

Nigerian Alumni
Est. 2008 with generous gifts from Mu’Azu Babangida Aliyu (MPIA ’86 PhD ’89), this fund provides support to students based upon academic achievement and financial need.

David Oeler Award
Est. 1987 in honor of the late David Oeler (BS ‘83), this award recognizes an outstanding student in the field of information systems.

General Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies
Est. 1989 in honor of General Ridgway and generously supported by numerous donors since that time, this fund provides support for seminars, lectures, research and other activities.

General Roscoe and Mildred Robinson Student Resource Award
Est. 2011 by Mildred Robinson in memory of GSPIA Distinguished Alumnus awardee General Roscoe Robinson, Jr., this fund provides general tuition support. 

General Roscoe Robinson Jr. Lecture in Public Service and Diversity
Est. 2008 by Professor Emeritus Donald Goldstein in memory of GSPIA alumnus General Roscoe Robinson, Jr., this fund provides support for lectures and other programs that promote discussion and understanding-on campus, in the community, and beyond-of key issues related to diversity in public service.

Edith and Alvin Roseman Memorial Award 
Est. 1974, this fund provides support for international students. 

John McAllister (MURP ’75 PhD ’80)/Scotland School for Veterans Children (SSVC)
Est. 2012 through a generous gift from the Scotland School for Veterans Children Foundation in memory of GSPIA staff member and alumnus John McAllister, this fund provides support to students who are graduates of SSVC or who are directly related to graduates or former employees of the SSVC; or who are honorably discharged veterans or active duty service persons, or have a direct relationship to an honorably discharged veteran or active duty service person. 

Marshall Singer Student Resource Fund
Est. 2014 by Distinguished Alumnus awardee Dan Rich (PhD ‘66) in honor of the late GSPIA Professor Marshall Singer, this fund provides support for travel or other educational expenses for students enrolled in GSPIA, with preference given to students accepted into study abroad programs affiliated with GSPIA or Pitt.

Donald C. and Alice B. Stone
Est. 1998 in honor of Founding Dean Donald Stone, this award provides general tuition support. 

Robert Stumpp (MPPM ’99) Memorial Student Resource Fund
Est. 2014 by friends and family in memory of GSPIA alumnus and adjunct faculty member, Robert Stumpp, this fund provides support for students who display a commitment to responsible leadership and public service.

Taraknath Das Foundation Prize
Est. 1984, this prize recognizes an outstanding paper by a student on the international problems of Asia. 

Sergeant James “Rip” Taylor Memorial Award
Est. 1997 in memory of Sergeant Taylor, who was pursuing the MPIA degree at GSPIA and who was fatally wounded in the line of duty, this award recognizes a student who exemplifies Sergeant Taylor’s spirit of public service. 

Carl Ware (MPA ’77) Fellowship
Est. 2003 with a generous gift from Carl Ware, this fund provides support for students from underrepresented populations who have overcome social adversity.

Erwin S. Wolfson & Rose Fivars Wolfson Award
Est. 1979, this fund provides support for MPA students with an interest in public personnel and labor relations.

Elizabeth Rossman (MPA ’87) Student Resource Fund
Est. 2009, this fund provides support to students who are enrolled in internships, with preference given to students whose internships are located in the greater Washington, D.C. area.

Alex Weilenmann Dissertation Research Award
Est. 2005 with a generous gift from the late GSPIA Professor Alex Weilenmann, this fund provides support for dissertation research by PhD candidates.

Harvey White Student Resource Fund
Est. 2013 with a generous gift from retired GSPIA Professor Harvey White, this fund provides support for books, fees, travel and other educational expenses of students. 

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