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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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OCT
25

Pi Alpha Alpha Announcement of New Committee Chair

Posted by NASPAA Pi Alpha Alpha and NASPAA are pleased to announce the selection of the new Pi Alpha Alpha Steering Committee Chair, Professor Mary D. Bruce of Governors State University.

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OCT
01

Congratulations to 2020 PAA Award Recipients

Posted by NASPAA NASPAA Announces 2020 Award Recipients for Outstanding Achievement in Public Service

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posted: June 26, 2019
If you were not able to participate in our May 20 pandemic simulation demo, do not worry! Please access the recorded version here: http://ow.ly/CmJm30p0QRu to learn how you can teach with the…


posted: June 12, 2019
Calling all public service admissions professionals! Register today for a research-guided discussion on the issues that are impacting YOUR programs. Follow the link to register and learn more …


posted: June 4, 2019
Congratulations to Keanna Nicole Julien, with a Master's in Sustainable Communities from Binghamton University, the winner of #NASPAA's postercompetition! https://conta.cc/2KuD8HE #EducationEd2019


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@NASPAA posted: October 27, 2020
RT @ppiaprogram: Today is the day! Happening now until 5pm EST, meet with the most influential and prominent graduate programs in public po…


@NASPAA posted: October 27, 2020
RT @JPAEJournal: We have a new review by @jbcohen92 of a very timely book- "Teaching effectively with Zoom: A practical guide to engage yo…


@NASPAA posted: October 26, 2020
RT @ppiaprogram: 1 MORE DAY until our PPIA Public Service Fall Expo. We're excited to see you there! This opportunity is open to all stude…


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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
  • 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.

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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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    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 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

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