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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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posted: October 16, 2018
Look at this great group of inductees at Villanova!! Congratulations!!!

posted: October 14, 2018
Thank you to all the Pi Alpha Alpha advisors and students who attended the 2018 NASPAA NASPAA Annual Conference. Your energy and enthusiasm was off the charts! #NASPAA2018

posted: September 18, 2018
Villanova University Pi Alpha Alpha 2018 Induction May 17, 2018

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@NASPAA posted: October 18, 2018
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@NASPAA posted: October 18, 2018
Help chart the future of public service education! NASPAA, the global accreditor of public service graduate degrees…

@NASPAA posted: October 18, 2018
We are witnessing a reckoning, a seismic shift in what it means to be a woman in the academy. But will anything rea…

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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
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    PAA students serve their community while studying public service. Here are Villanova graduate students taking a break from their 2015 service project Cradles to Crayons.

    Villanova - Villanova
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    Eastern Kentucky University provides honorary membership to Glenn Rainey in 2013 as a retirement gift for 42 years of service

    Matthew Howell, Chapter Advisor - Eastern Kentucky University
  • 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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    Robert W. Walsh, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Small Business Services, receives an honorary Pi Alpha Alpha membership; in his talk he inspired inductees to continue their commitment to public service.

    Robert Walsh, Honorary Member - Baruch College, CUNY

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