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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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Pi Alpha Alpha Chapter Mini-Grant

Posted by NASPAA New opportunities to help Pi Alpha Alpha chapters expand their work of raising the awareness on the importance of public service and inspiring students to pursue careers in public service.

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Special Public Service Loan Forgiveness Advocacy Mini-Grant

Posted by NASPAA The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Mini-Grants will be awarded to two Pi Alpha Alpha Chapters to implement grassroots/advocacy plans...

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posted: May 25, 2017
DeVos says Education Dept. will provide relief to students promised loan discharge

posted: May 22, 2017

posted: May 5, 2017
NASPAA and Pi Alpha Alpha congratulates the Spring 2017 Pi Alpha Alpha inductees of West Chester University Master and Doctor of Public Administration.

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@NASPAA posted: May 26, 2017
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Submit Your Nominations for Pi Alpha Alpha Awards by June 2, 2017!

Posted by NASPAA Nominate a great colleague, student or program today! All nominations must be submitted by Friday, June 2 at 11:59 p.m. ET to Winners will be announced in August 2017!

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2017 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition Winner Announced

Posted by NASPAA Congratulations to World 2 from the Bogotá, Colombia Host Site!

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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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    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
  • 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
  • Being a member of Pi Alpha Alpha is more then just an honor. It signifies that a student is academically excellent in a NASPAA certified program for studying public service.

    Cake - Induction ceremonies are a time to recognize the i
  • 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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