Paula Singer: Dr. Patrick Burtch is using his experience in our Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration program to make a difference in his community. For more than 20 years, Dr. Burtch served as city manager in Dundee, Mich. Then after being diagnosed with cancer, he decided to do something he always wanted to do: return to school to earn his doctoral degree. He has truly embraced our scholar-practitioner model and has put research into action by conducting a study for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. He hopes that the data he collects will impact federal policy and generate grant money to help stabilize the local economy of Jackson, Mich. Dr. Burtch, family and friends, please stand. Congratulations. [Applause]