Student accolades

Yannika Lemons, Ph.D. student in Urban Planning and Public Policy, was accepted to the Association for Social Economics 2015 Summer School in Economics.
Nicole Foster, Ph.D. student in Urban Planning and Public Policy, and Nita Clark, Ph.D. student in Public and Urban Administration, were awarded UTA Dissertation fellowships for Summer 2015.
Congratulations to all three!

Student receives conference scholarship

Congratulations to Jennifer Sloan on being awarded a scholarship to attend the National Community Development Association (NCDA) national conference June 23-27 in Arlington. Jennifer is a PhD student in Public and Urban Administration. Student scholarship recipients will attend conference sessions, help support conference logistics and implementation, and participate in networking opportunities.

Publication highlights

Nonprofit and Human Service LeadersAlumnus Dr. Larry Watson, an Assistant Professor at UT Arlington’s School of Social Work, co-authored a recently published book “Developing Nonprofit and Human Service Leaders: Essential Knowledge and Skills.” Watson holds a Doctorate of Public and Urban Administration from SUPA.

Dr. Karabi Bezboruah’s article, “Exploring the Participation of Women in Financial Cooperatives and Credit Unions in Developing Countries,” was published in the August issue of Voluntas. The abstract notes that the researchers “find that in the case of the cooperative types of MFIs [microfinance institutions], increases in average loan sizes are associated with decreases in female participation in the administration and governance. Further, the findings demonstrate that with increases in the participation of women borrowers, the number of women in organizational governance also increases.”