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Award Winning ARPs

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McGrew Award Winners 

1997 Ralph Revello A Descriptive Analysis of Computer Security Measures in Medium-Sized Texas Counties
1998 Rebecca Short  A Content Analysis of Texas State Agency Employee Handbooks (Student Category)
 1999 Carey Welebob Description of Texas Department of Criminal Justice Parole Division Staff Perceptions Regarding Officers Carrying Firearms in the State of Texas.  (Student Category) and Southeast Conference on Public Administration Policy Research Award
 2000 Christine McCormick  Intensive Supervision Probation: Assessing Texas Programs (Student Category)

 2001

Jena Whitley Pratt The Behavioral Assessment and Intervention Mandates of the 1997 Amendments to IDEA and Implications for Special Education Programs (Student Category)
 2002 Timothy Wilson Pragmatism and Performance Measurement: An Exploration of Pragmatic Practices in Texas State Government (Student Category)  McGrew Paper
 2002 Dee Ellis (D.V.M.) Carcass Disposal Issues in Recent Disasters, Accepted Methods, and Suggested Plan to Mitigate Future Events (Practitioner Category)
 2003  David Pearson An Explanatory Study of Rural Hospital Closures and their Links to the Economic Health of Local Communities
 2004  Rachael Jeffers  Development Sprawl in Texas
 2004 Julie Loera A Model Approach to Developing Food Safety Emergency Response Standard Operating Procedures
 2005 Ammy Jones Exploring the Facets of the Digital Divide in Texas Public Schools Grades K- 12
2006 Charles Kelm Exploring the Effects of Specialized Sexual Behavior Treatment of Recidivism (Practitioner Category)
2006 Candace Ferguson Aftercare for Youth with Mental Health Disorders in the Juvenile Justice System: An Assessment of the Aftercare Program of Williamson County Juvenile Services (Student Category)
2006 Rebecca Blecke Land Trust Training and Technical Assistance Programs: A National Assessment (Student Category)
2007 Heather Neuroth-Gatlin The Search for a Theoretical Framework for Long-term Disaster Recovery Efforts: A Normative Application of Jane Addams' Social Democratic Theory and Ethics
2008 Stephen Este The Challenges of Accountability in the Human Services: Performance Management in the Adult Protective Services Program of Texas (Practitioner)
2008 Joy Schneider-Cowan A Case Study of the San Marcos Main Street Program (Student)
2008 Chance Sparks Greening Affordable Housing: An Assessment of Housing under the Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership Programs.” (Capstone)
2009 Abigail Gillfillian Using Geographic Information Systems to Develop and Analyze Land-Use Policies (Capstone)
2009 Brian O'Neill A Model Assessment Tool for the Incident Command System: A Case Study of the San Antonio Fire Department” (Practitioner)
2010 Jason Alexander Contracting Through the Lens of Classical Pragmatism: An Exploration of Local Government Contracting (Practitioner)
2010 Kevin Bailey An Evaluation of the Impact of Hurricane Katrina on Crime in New Orleans, Louisiana (Capstone)
2010 Kai Haung Population and Building Factors That Impact Residential Fire Rates in Large U.S. Cities (Student)
2011 James Swift Exploring Capital Metro’s Sexual Harassment Training Using Dr. Bengt-Ake Lundvall’s Taxonomy of Knowledge Principles. (Practitioner)
2011 James Harkins An Ideal Sustainable Energy Model for Local Utilities: An Assessment of the City of San Marcos, Texas. (Capstone)
2012 Travis Whetsell The HEROES Program: Child Support Enforcement Among Veterans of War
2013 Pam Tise A Fragile Legacy: The Contributions of Women in the United States Sanitary Commission to the United States Administrative State
2014 James Hardin Cooking Skills Intervention Programming: A Process Evaluation of The Happy Kitchen
2015 William Costello The New Walking Beat: A Model Assessment Tool for Using Social Media to Enhance Community Policing
2016 Kyle Carvell Parks Partners: A Model Assessment Tool for Effective Partnerships between Local Park Systems and Nonprofits

 

Pi Alpha Alpha Student Manuscript Award Winners

1998 Kevin Baum Group Dynamics & Power Structures: Toward a Greater Understanding of the Line-Staff Relationship within the Austin Fire Department
2000 Shivaun Perez Assessing Service Learning Using Pragmatic Principles of Education: A Texas Charter School Case Study This paper is also in Volume 2 of the Pi Alpha Alpha Journal
2001 Ana Lisa Garza Developing a Comprehensive Outcomes Assessment Program (COAP) Model for Southwest Texas State University. This paper is also in Volume 2 of the Pi Alpha Alpha Journal
2002 Timothy Wilson Pragmatism and Performance Measurement: An Exploration of Pragmatic Practices in Texas State Government and Government Employer Assessment of the SWT MPA - Pi Alpha Alpha Paper
2004 Julie Loera A Model Approach to Developing Food Safety Emergency Response Standard Operating Procedures