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DeKalb employees among those recognized at MPA hooding ceremony

May 13, 2015
Interim Public Works Director and City Engineer John Laskowski, former DeKalb Intern Best Limsakun, and DeKalb Management Intern Jared Heyn pose at the Northern Illinois University Department of Public Administration Pi Alpha Alpha hooding and awards ceremony on Friday, May 8.  Laskowski, Limsakun and Heyn graduated with their master of public administration degrees from NIU on the same day.

Interim Public Works Director and City Engineer John Laskowski, former DeKalb Intern Best Limsakun, and DeKalb Management Intern Jared Heyn pose at the Northern Illinois University Department of Public Administration Pi Alpha Alpha hooding and awards ceremony on Friday, May 8. Laskowski, Limsakun and Heyn graduated with their master of public administration degrees from NIU on the same day.

Several DeKalb employees were honored Friday, May 8 at the annual Northern Illinois Department of Public Administration Pi Alpha Alpha Awards & Hooding Ceremony.

DeKalb Interim Public Works Director John Laskowski and DeKalb Management Intern Jared Heyn were both honored as May 2015 graduates of the NIU Master of Public Administration program.

“We are so proud to have our City employees recognized for their accomplishments,” said Mayor John Rey. “It is a demonstration of DeKalb’s commitment to hard work and professionalism.”

Graduates Laskowski and Heyn both participated in the formal academic hooding ceremony and were presented with traditional academic attire, signifying their achievement of completing the rigorous, two-year Master of Public Administration program.

Former volunteer City Intern Best Limsakun, an international student from Thailand, also participated in the hooding ceremony. The event was held at the Northern Illinois University Holmes Student Center Regency Room.