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Pace University’s Master of Public Administration Student Association Hosts First Leaders Night at Graduate Center
Tripodi is a Pace MPA student; Freidman is a Pace MPA alum
WHITE PLAINS, NY, June 17, 2011 – In today’s economy, college graduates are increasingly pursuing careers in government, healthcare and the non-profit sector. So say Councilman Peter Tripodi of Ossining and Councilman Dan Friedman of Ramapo who will share insights on “Making Your MPA Work for You, Connecting with Your Local Community” on Monday, June 20 at 6:00pm, at Pace’s Graduate Center, 11 Martine Avenue in White Plains. The event is free and open to the public.
Councilman Peter Tripodi, who is pursuing his MPA in Government at Pace, is a lifelong resident of Ossining. He began in his career in politics while interning for the New York State Assembly in 2008. Tripodi ran for the Ossining Town Board, winning the seat in 2009, and is currently the youngest elected official in Westchester County. Councilman Tripodi sits on Westchester County’s Housing Opportunity Commission, appointed by County Executive Rob Astorino. He is a member of the Ossining Chamber of Commerce, a trustee of the Ossining Historical Society and a volunteer firefighter with the Ossining Fire Department.
Councilman Daniel Friedman has served the town of Ramapo since the beginning of 2010, inaugurated just days after his twenty-fourth birthday, and is the youngest elected official in Rockland County. As a Councilman, he has passed legislation cutting costs to lower property taxes, and has been advancing a landmark government consolidation plan. Friedman has proposed and passed several pieces of green legislation reducing energy use and costs, particularly by replacing the municipal fleet with a hybrid fleet. His involvement in government began at the age of 15, when he interned for the New York State Assembly. He also served as President of the Rockland County Chapter of the Young Democrats of America and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Government in 2008, and his MPA in 2010 from Pace University.
The event is sponsored by the Master of Public Administration Student Association (MPASA) of Pace University’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences.
About Master of Public Administration Student Association
Through organized social and community service events, the MPASA seeks to help students in the government, health care, and nonprofit specializations forge meaningful and long-term relationships with professionals already practicing in their fields. The MPSAS community engages young professionals through technology and social media along with events that facilitate a civic minded student-body. For more information on MPASA please visit www.pace.edu/dyson/publicadmin/mpasa
Master of Public Administration at Pace University
The Master of Public Administration Program of Pace University’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences offers degrees with tracks in environmental management, government, health care, not-for-profit management, as well as combined degree programs and professional programs including law, business, computer and information sciences, education and nursing. The program is designed to cater to the needs of public and not-for-profit entities through a multi-pronged curriculum and close interaction with local government agencies, health care entities and the non-profit sector providing a unique work and study program for students. The program will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2011. For more information on this event and the MPA program please visit www.pace.edu/dyson/mpa.
About Pace University
For 105 years, Pace University has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.
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