Despite the generally gloomy news around us, I have some good news to share as we begin to wrap up work and close our books for 2023 in a few days.
Now that it’s official – meaning, the ink has dried with a fully executed contract, so on and so forth…
We are thrilled to announce that MN Associates, Inc. (MNA) has now reached a milestone in our journey of supporting academic excellence and groundbreaking research and evaluation. Since 2009, we have been dedicated to providing top-notch evaluations for various NSF grants, and today, we proudly share the news of our 65th successful collaboration!!
It all began with a small contract from the American University (DC) for their NSF Track 1 Noyce Scholarship grant. Little did we know that this would be the first step towards a fulfilling and impactful partnership with all types of institutions across the nation.
We are humbled by the trust that my twice alma mater, George Mason University, has placed in us by contracting with MNA to evaluate their two newly funded NSF grants – ART and INCLUDES (DDLP). This recognition fuels our passion for promoting innovation, knowledge dissemination, and transformative change within the academic community.
We owe this incredible journey to the unwavering dedication of our team, whose expertise and commitment have been instrumental in every step of the way. To our clients and collaborators, thank you for believing in our capabilities and choosing us as your evaluation and thought partners.
As we reflect on the past 14 years, we are also excited about the future. With every grant, we grow stronger, more determined, and more eager to make a positive impact in the field of evaluation through our work.
Here’s to many more years of collaboration, discovery, and meaningful reporting!
PC – Oh, that’s my favorite character, Totoro, driving my little Prius that does 65 in 14. I checked.
Totoro is a magical creature from the Japanese folklore with a strong connection to nature. His origin is rooted in animal symbology, representing the spirits of the forest. He is a reminder to appreciate the beauty of the natural world and to live in harmony with nature.