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Wallace Craig Locke, MPA, CNP 

Mr. Wallace Craig Locke graduated from the University of Memphis MPA program in August of 2009 with the Nonprofit Administration concentration. He is currently the Director of Development at Hope House in Memphis, TN. Mr. Locke also serves on the board of Dorothy Day House of Hospitality and the NLC Alumni. In 2011 Mr. Locke received the Harry Shaw Outstanding Alumnus Award. Mr. Locke believes the MPA degree is a perfect mix of textbook education and practical experience.  The degree gave him the confidence that he needed to go into his first job and feel like he knew what was going on in every aspect of the organization.

Amanda Gibbons Duquette, MPA (2007)

Amanda Gibbons Duquette graduated from the Memphis MPA program in May of 2007 with the Nonprofit Administration concentration. She is currently the Assistant Director of Marketing at Big Thought in Dallas, TX. In addition to her position with Big Thought, Ms. Duquette serves on the board of Kappa Delta Alumnae Chapter. She has used the knowledge gained through the MPA program to connect community partners and enhance the programs her nonprofit organization provides to the Dallas community. Ms. Duquette has designed and managed the largest service-learning program in Super Bowl & NFL history, SLANT 45.


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Reginald Milton, MPA

Reginald Milton graduated from the University of Memphis MPA program in December 2000 with the Nonprofit Administration concentration. Mr. Milton is the founder and currently the Executive Director at South Memphis Alliance, Incorporated. In addition, Mr. Milton serves on the board of Literacy Mid-South.  He has received several awards for his service including: the Harold Love Award, JC Penny Golden Rule Award, Jefferson Award and the Volvo Award. Mr. Milton believes the MPA has allowed him to gain a better historic understanding of the field from an academic point of view.

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