At each year's commencement ceremony, the Humphrey School recognizes students from each master's program for their academic excellence. Instructors and teaching assistants are also recognized for their contributions to the Humphrey School learning community.
To nominate a student, instructor, or group for an end-of-year award, view the full list of awards, which includes application criteria and deadlines, voting instructions, and contact information.
2020 End-of-Year Awardees
End-of-year awards were presented as part of virtual commencement ceremonies on May 16, 2020.
Galen Ryan, American Institute of Certified Planners Award
Meredith Benesh, Richard S. Bolan Urban and Regional Planning Fellowship
Shannon Engstrom, Lukermann Award
Planning Student Organization, Jernberg Award for Student Life
Shannon Engstrom, Anindya Panda, Lauren Fisher, and Megan Reineccius, Lloyd B. Short Award for Best Master’s Paper
Alana Petersen, Gary M. DeCramer Public Leadership Award
Nicole Chamberlin and Aaron Williamson, Master of Public Affairs Paper Awards
Katie Burke, Tonje Boerresen, Christina Licari, and Hannah Shireman, Diversity Paper Award
Sarah Allis, Joy Hammer, and Stephanie Hallgren, Freeman Stassen Award for International Activities
Katie Burke, Student Leadership Award
Maggie Rogers, STEP Impact Award
Jane O'Malley, STEP Paper Award
Sara Parke, Edward A. Burdick Legislative Award
Sasha Hulsey, Kshitiz Karki, Olivia Reyes, and Alyssa Scott, Class of 1999 Paul and Sheila Wellstone Award for Public Action and Academic Excellence
Tyler Boesch, Teaching Assistant of the Year
Carrie Oelberger, Core Course Instructor of the Year
Geoff Maas, Instructor of the Year