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Urban Planning Alumni Embarks on New Job in Denmark
Urban and regional planning alumna Mercedes Beaudoin has started on a new journey in her career. She now serves as a technical writer and communications specialist for Universal Robots, which manufactures small robotics arms in Denmark. Beaudoin is featured in this video from the company. She graduated from the School of Public Administration in 2015 with a Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning.

Alumni Elected to Florida APA Executive Board
Two alumni from the urban and regional planning program have been named members of the executive committee of the American Planning Association’s Florida Chapter. Joshua DeVries, ’16, has been elected president of the organization while Emily Hanna, ’15, has been named vice president.

Alumni Achievement Award Winners

Emily Hanna, 2017

Emily Hanna, ’11, ’15, serves as the senior planner for the city of Casselberry.

Erin Sterck, 2016

Erin Sterk, ’08, ’14, serves as a city planner for Osceola County in Central Florida.

Judy Pizzo, 2015

Judy Pizzo, ’12, is a manager at the Florida Department of Transportation.

Jason McHugh, 2014

Jason McHugh, ’13, serves as the city manager of the city of Wildwood, Florida.