Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) hosted a reception and graduation for recent Public Management Certificate (PMC) and Master of Public Affairs Degree (MPA) graduates at Club Lakeview Conference Center on April 27.
Diplomas were presented by NSWC Crane Commanding Officer CAPT JT Elder, Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) Associate Dean for Graduate Programs Dr. Jody Sundt and SPEA Executive Education Director and Instructor Sara Johnson. Assistant Director of IUPUI SPEA Executive Education Barbara Fisher was also in attendance. Family and friends attended, group pictures were taken and refreshments were served. Some graduates were unable to attend the ceremony.
The PMC and MPA programs offered by Executive Education in the Indiana University SPEA have been designed for career employees aspiring to more challenging leadership and management assignments. The PMC program currently consists of five courses (15 credit hours) which all transfer into the MPA program and count toward the 48 credit hour requirement for the degree.
The involvement of NSWC Crane in the Executive Education graduate program offerings came as an outgrowth of a strategic initiative on management development. NSWC Crane recognized a need for graduate level management education with a focus on managing the future in an increasingly competitive and demanding work environment. Offered in a concentrated format, the graduate programs are a partnership between NSWC Crane and Indiana University SPEA.
During the program, Eric Scott received the Executive MPA Outstanding Student award. Scott completed the MPA through the Executive Education program. He has been employed at NSWC Crane for seven years and is currently a mechanical technician/task lead for the battery monitoring system for replacement class submarines. Scott has five patents related to vehicle damage detection and is certified in Hazardous Materials (Hazmat) response and firefighting in the state of Indiana.