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The Global Honor Society for Public Affairs & Administration

More than 160 chapters at NASPAA schools

Welcome to Pi Alpha Alpha (PAA), the National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration. PAA recognizes outstanding undergraduate as well as graduate students in public administration, public policy, and public affairs. As of 2012, PAA has 162 chapters at NASPAA member schools, and is growing every year.

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JAN
26

NASPAA’s Inaugural Student Simulation Competition

Posted by NASPAA Students: Register now for the inaugural NASPAA Student Simulation Competition!

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AUG
26

CSUSB Inducted Inaugural Members

Posted by David Baker, CSUSB The new Pi Alpha Alpha chapter at California State University, San Bernardino, inducted 37 students—29 MPA students and eight undergraduates

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posted: May 14, 2014
Are you, or someone you know, exploring MPA or MPP programs? NASPAA has launched the authoritative school search tool - the only one to include data from schools themselves!


posted: April 25, 2014
[updated] Do you know 1st- or 2nd-year students in the Chicago area, from under-represented groups, who are interested in public service or public policy? Tell them about this FREE conference at the…


posted: April 17, 2014
It's spring Pi Alpha Alpha induction ceremony time! Chapters, please post photos here! (and if you can link to a roster of new members, even better!)


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@NASPAA posted: March 4, 2015
RT @USFPubAffairs: Kudos to Geoffrey West and teammates, Southeast regional champs, your SPA family is very proud #NASPAASim15 @naspaa


@NASPAA posted: March 4, 2015
MT @GoldmanSchool: Spinelli (PhD '16) on reforms necessary to mitigate cost of having growing elderly pop in prisons: http://t.co/TRM7rH9KPx


@NASPAA posted: March 4, 2015
MT @USCPrice: .@USCPrice's @susangautsch on benefits of hybrid or blended #learning @USNewsEducation http://t.co/qZq7jNcsRM @usnews @USC


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AUG
18

PAA is a sponsor of NASPAA's Student Competition

Posted by Emily Reineke, NASPAA Strategic Projects Manager Pi Alpha Alpha is proud to support the NASPAA student competition!

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JUN
26

University of Nebraska Omaha Inducts Eight New Pi Alpha Alpha Members

Posted by Anthony Campbell University of Nebraska Omaha inducted 8 new members during the ASPA-Nebraska Public Service Awards Ceremony

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  • One of our chapter's activities is the annual induction diner ceremony of new PAA members. The ceremony is two hours of fun, excitement, and inspiration.

    Imane Hijal Moghrabi, PhD Member - The University of Texas at Dallas
  • Each April the induction of our academic stars into PAA is the high point of graduation - and hearing both the academic and service accomplishment of the inductees fills our faculty, staff & alumni with pride.

    Kathryn Newcomer, Chapter Advisor - George Washington University
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    Mr. Jackson received the Honorary PAA award because of his continued support of the Eastern Kentucky University MPA program and outreach in the local community.

    Clayton J. Jackson, MPA, Honorary Member - Kentucky River Foothills Development Council, Inc.
  • We celebrated the academic achievements of our graduates during our annual alumni event where a panel of distinguished alumni discussed their careers in public service. We look forward to our chapter growing.

    Amy Smith, Faculty Advisor - University of Massachusetts Boston
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    Being inducted was a huge personal achievement, and it helped me identify others who had the same focus and intentions I did. I've realized that membership is so much more than academic accolades.

    Michele Clark, Chapter President - University of Southern California

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