Public Announcements

Terry McKee of KCDC Awarded The MPPA Fellow in Professional Practice by The University of Tennessee MPPAA Faculty

Mar. 4, 2020

Please join us in congratulating our own Terry McKee of KCDC as he has been nominated and awarded The MPPA Fellow in Professional Practice by The University of Tennessee MPPAA faculty. 

Terry began sharing his passion for public procurement with UT Knoxville’s MPPA class in 2016 through Public Procurement Career presentations with ETPA.  Terry also worked to develop a successful internship program at KCDC.  Dr. David Folz, Professor and MPPA Director, states, “I …and my colleagues enthusiastically voted to bestow upon you (Terry) a special award to recognize the immense contributions that you have made to the education and professional development of our MPPA students. Terry will be presented the award at the MPPA Hooding & Awards ceremony on Friday May 8, 2020.

The MPPA Fellow in Professional Practice

Purpose: To recognize an accomplished and experienced professional and skilled communicator whose career exhibits the highest standards of performance excellence in one or more subject matter specializations and who is committed to help advance the professional training and development of graduate students in public administration, public policy, and public affairs at the University of Tennessee.

Rationale: To provide a more formal way to recognize and publicize the contributions of professionals in practice to the advanced education and training of UT MPPA students.  This honorary designation is conferred by vote of the MPPA faculty and signifies the faculty's appreciation for and the enduring value of the contributions made by distinguished professionals to the educational mission of the University of Tennessee MPPA program

Congratulations Terry!