Honorary Certificate in Applied Politics
The Bliss Institute awards the Honorary Certificate in Applied Politics to one Democrat and one Republican who have demonstrated outstanding service to the democratic process. The award recipients are chosen by past honorees.
2021 Honorary Certificate Recipients
Chief of Staff for Congressman Troy Balderson
(Award was posthumous and was accepted by her daughter, Erica Clark Jones)
The recipients were honored at a reception
in Columbus on September 21, 2021
From left: Dr. Steve Brooks, Bliss Institute Associate Director Emeritus; Teri Geiger, award recipient; Erica Clark Jones (receiving award on behalf of her mother, Danette Palmore); and Dr. John Green, Bliss Institute Director Emeritus
Certificate in Applied Politics
The Bliss Institute and the Department of Political Science offer a Certificate in Applied Politics (CAP) to graduate and undergraduate students focusing on practical politics and experiential learning. It is designed for students interested in election campaigns, digital strategy and messaging, fundraising, managing organizations, and other political activities. All applied politics classes are delivered synchronously or asynchronously online making residency in Northeast Ohio optional.
See all of our academic opportunities.
Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics
The University of Akron
Olin Hall 325 (see campus map)
Akron, OH 44325-1914