MPA Alum Conrad Pomykala Receives Lou Liay Spirit AwardJanuary 9, 2013
The Lou Liay Spirit Award for Extraordinary Alumni Service was established in 2001 to commemorate the selfless dedication and loyalty to the University expressed by alumni volunteers. The honor is named for distinguished University of Illinois graduate Louis Liay. Since graduating from the Urbana campus in 1962, Liay has given the Alumni Association more than 20 years of service, retiring in 1998 as president of the organization. Conrad Pomykala graduated in 1991 with a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Conrad will be honored on January 9th at 7pm during the halftime show during the UIC Flames basketball game.
When: Jan. 9, 2013 at 7 p.m.
Where:UIC Pavilion at Halftime of UIC Men’s Basketball Game
My graduate experience in the UIC Department of Public Administration prepared me for my role in higher education as well as equipped me with the tools necessary to lead change and innovative management in other government and nonprofit organizations. The blend of current theory and applied knowledge is a strength of the UIC curriculum. The faculty are leaders in public administration research and engage students in thoughtful dialogue and challenging projects. The administrative staff is very encouraging and offers great support and service to students.