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Please contribute to the
Duncombe Doctoral Educator award fund

NASPAA has created the Duncombe Doctoral Educator award in memory of longtime Syracuse University public administration professor William Duncombe, who passed away in May 2013. The award will annually recognize a faculty member at a NASPAA school who has made significant contributions to doctoral education, beginning in 2014.

Bill earned an MPA and PhD at Syracuse's Maxwell School, where he taught for 22 years.  Bill was beloved for his teaching and mentorship of doctoral students.  His teaching was recognized with multiple awards from the university and from NASPAA.  He was elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.   
                                          
In memory of Bill's generous and patient dedication to students' education, and appreciation of his caring and good humored nature, several of his friends and former colleagues
initiated the award to honor Bill's amazing contributions as a doctoral educator.  The award has been endorsed by his family.                   
 
We encourage those who knew Bill to make a contribution in order to fund a small annual award.  Any amount is welcome and appreciated.

To donate online via PayPal (an account is not required), please click the button:

Or send a check, payable to NASPAA (write "Duncombe Award" on the memo line), to:

NASPAA
1029 Vermont Ave NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005

Please direct any questions to awards@naspaa.org.

 
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