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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: May 4, 2018
Congratulations to our 2017-2018 Pi Alpha Alpha inductees!! We had 10 inductees this year - one of the highest numbers ever! Seven of those inductees were able to attend our ICMA - International…


posted: May 2, 2018
A partial photo of the University of North Texas's newest MPA PAA inductees at the Annual Alumni-Student Conference.


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@NASPAA posted: August 14, 2018
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@NASPAA posted: August 14, 2018
RT @ppiaprogram: Hear from the @WilsonSchool 2018 Junior Summer Institute cohort about their experience examining domestic and internationa…


@NASPAA posted: August 14, 2018
RT @SonjaWalti: Just out: @AU_SPA alumni @ChrisBirdsall and @VanderMatt ponder "Can Diversity Management Improve Job Satisfaction for Milit…


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  • We recognize and induct our outstanding Pi Alpha Alpha students at the annual public administration commencement luncheon held during Public Service Recognition week.

    Matt Fairholm, Chapter Advisor - University of South Dakota
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    It is an honor to work with PAA members because they always represent themselves and our program with distinction.

    John McCaskill, PAA Advisor - 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
  • We had an amazing year! We started a student run journal called Political Analysis, volunteered at several Community events, created a chapter Handbook for the next class and most of all had a ton of fun.

    Subarna Saha, Chapter President - Seton Hall 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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