The conference is free, however we do need to have an accurate head count for the coffee break and dinner. Thank you!
Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) is a time set aside to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county, and local government employees. SUNY Buffalo State celebrates PSRW in April to accommodate the academic schedule.
The American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) includes nonprofit employees in PSRW because of the importance of public-nonprofit partnerships in the design and delivery of public services. Throughout the nation and the world, public servants use this occasion to educate others about the work they do and why they have chosen public service careers, as well as the many ways government services make life better for all of us.
The Public Administration and Nonprofit Division of the Political Science Department and the ASPA Buffalo-Niagara Chapter.
Dr. Ronald J. Peters, SUNY Buffalo State Faculty Student Association, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Department of Political Science, Public Administration Foundation Fund.
Dr. Ronald J. Peters is a Buffalo State Alum and attained his B.S in Education in 1959. Dr. Peters is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois in the School of Labor and Employment Relations.
This PSRW celebration as an opportunity for the Western New York public administration and nonprofit community to examine national and local issues affecting the lives of Americans. It will also serve as a vehicle for advancing communities of learning as a vehicle for local government/nonprofit/university collaborations leading to transformative community changes.
666 Grant Street (corner of Grant and Letchworth)- plenty of free on-campus parking
The conference runs from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. and includes a keynote speaker, awards, and dinner.
There will be coffee service, bagels, and donuts.
Mster of Ceremonies - TBA
4:00 Reception Check-in
4:15 Welcome: Dr. Mark Severson (Dean of School of Natural and Social Sciences, Buffalo State College)
4:30 Reception & Dinner (please be sure to sign-up for dinner on the conference registration form so we have an accurate head count)
5:20 Keynote Speaker: TBA
6:15 Presentation of Outstanding Service to the MPA Program Award
6:20 Presentation of the PAD Outstanding MPA Alumni Award
6:25 Presentation of the Keith Henderson Scholarship Award to TBA
(Dr. Behjat Henderson and Dr. Susan Henderson)
6:35 Presentation of the Outstanding MPA Projects to TBA
6:40 NASPAA -Batten Policy Competition
6:45 NYS Excelsior Service Fellows (Atta Ceesay)
6:45 Pi Alpha Alpha Inductions (Atta Ceesay and Jason Rivera)
Inductees - TBA
7:00 Closing Remarks: Dr. Atta Ceesay & Mr. Brian Bray (President of Buffalo-Niagara ASPA Chapter)
Keynote Speaker for 2020 Public Service Recognition Week Conference
Dr. Atta Ceesay(Chair), Dr. Laurie Buonanno, Mr. Brian Bray, others TBA
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