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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: November 21, 2017
Dr. Mary Bruce from Governors State University inducts 2017 Fall Semester Inductees:

posted: November 21, 2017
Interested in hosting the 2018 Professional Conference at your school? See the application instructions and criteria here. Applications due by Wednesday, December 20, 2017.

posted: November 20, 2017
Calling all MPA/MPP Students! Apply Now to Compete in the #NASPAASim18, a daylong educational simulation.

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@NASPAA posted: November 21, 2017
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@NASPAA posted: November 21, 2017
RT @BaruchMarxe: Apply for #NASPAASims18 which will be held at @BaruchCollege 2/24/18, among other competition sites! Deadline is coming up…

@NASPAA posted: November 21, 2017

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  • Having PAA designation both on graduation day and on their transcripts allows our students to exit from Metropolitan Colelge of New York with good memories.

    Philip Dodd-Nufrio, Chapter Advisor - Metropolitan College of New York
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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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    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
  • 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
  • Norwich University held its first Pi Alpha Alpha induction during its June 2013 residency. We are very proud of both our students and alumni and look forward to watching our chapter grow.

    Daniel Alcorn, Chapter Advisor - Norwich University

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