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About this Journal

The SPNA Review recognizes the outstanding achievements of MPA students at Grand Valley State University. The papers chosen for publication come from across the spectrum of public and nonprofit management, public policy, and health administration. Each paper was initially written to fulfill a course requirement in the MPA curriculum, and then improved and submitted for publication as part of the MPA capstone course, Management Seminar. A panel of faculty members reviewed the papers completed in the past calendar year and selected the finalists for publication. The papers show the extent to which students about to complete their MPA are able to master a substantive topic area, design and complete a research project, and present their findings in a clear and accessible manner.