Stephen Hintz MPA Award

The Stephen Hintz MPA Award honors Dr. Hintz’s service and dedication to UW Oshkosh, the Oshkosh community, the State of Wisconsin and his profession.

Dr. Hintz joined the faculty of UW Oshkosh in 1972 upon receiving a Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University. During his career he served in many roles, including Director of the Masters of Public Administration program, Chair of the Department of Public Affairs and Associate Dean of the College of Letters and Science. Dr. Hintz has been active in community affairs since the time he arrived on campus. In 1998, he was elected to the Oshkosh Common Council and was the Mayor of Oshkosh from 2002 to 2004. Dr. Hintz received an “Outstanding Community Citizen” award from the Oshkosh Jaycees in 1982.

Dr. Hintz is an acknowledged expert in local government, organizational theory and intergovernmental relations. He has been consulting with municipalities on recruitment and management issues since 1980 and continues in that role post-retirement from UW Oshkosh. For twenty years he served as executive secretary of the Wisconsin City/Council Management Association for his lifelong work in promoting public administration.

Purpose

  • The award is intended to enhance resources available to students in the MPA program in the Department of Public Administration at UW Oshkosh. Award funds shall be used to encourage professional development of students in the program, such as, but not limited to, support for attending professional conferences related to public administration, membership in professional associations related to public administration and recognition of exemplary student performance.

Distribution

  • The value and/or number of scholarship awards will be determined annually by the selection committee with the UW Oshkosh Foundations and will be based upon income generated by this endowment and in keeping with current policies established by the UW Oshkosh Foundation Board of Directors.
  • The Foundation Board of Directors will distribute income annually, in such proportions as they deem appropriate, in accordance with established Foundations policies. The principal of the fund will be considered perpetually.

Selection

  • Selection will be made by the faculty with outside assistance, as deemed appropriate. Students will not complete an application process; recipients will be selected based upon their records of achievement.
  • Award recipients will be announced at the University’s Spring Honors and Awards Ceremony and will also be recognized at MPA Day in the succeeding fall semester.
2020 Stephen Hintz Award Recipient

 

Jessica Erickson HeadshotJessica Erickson is the 2020 Stephen Hintz Award recipient.
Mrs. Erickson noted, “I have over a decade of experience working in state government in Wisconsin, and now several years working with state and local governments on legislative and policy issues as the Director of Public Affairs for AT&T Wisconsin.  At the beginning of my professional career, I spent over 10 years working in government and politics in Madison, including jobs in the Governor’s Office, the Department of Workforce Development, and the Wisconsin Legislature.  When the Governor I was serving chose to not run for reelection, I decided to work for a company doing public and legislative affairs — a way to continue working directly with government.  One of the reasons I am pursuing my Master’s of Public Administration is that I would like to eventually return to working in government, likely at either the state or federal levels.  As for civic engagement, I spent 7 years serving on the Board of Directors for Wisconsin Women in Government, with the mission to help advance women in public service.  Additionally, I currently serve as a volunteer coach at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater La Crosse, working with elementary age children.”  

Stephen Hintz Award Past Recipients
  • Mikko Hilvo
  • Danielle Block
  • Jennifer Gauthier
  • Joshua Tegen
  • Kaye Matucheski
  • Joseph Lemire
  • Matthew Kuether
  • Kurt Daniel Zempel
  • Patrick Wetzel
  • Corinne McFarlane
  • Mary Ann Offer
  • Manny P. Vasquez
  • Katherine Kocol
  • Nancy Young
  • Eileen Connolly-Keesler
  • John Sweeney
  • Gregg Clevaland
  • Jessica Schmidt
  • Deborah Shelp Anderson
  • Adam Helms
  • Michelle Dirks-Luebb
  • Monica Klaeser
  • Audrey Roecker
  • Kelly Kent
  • Angela Gorall

 

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