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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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PAA Advisors Nominate Your Students Now!

Posted by NASPAA Pi Alpha Alpha Advisors please don't forget to nominate your student team to the 2019 NASPAA-Batten Simulation Competition. Nomination deadline is December 20.

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posted: November 20, 2018
Are you a #mpa #mpp student who wants to participate in the #nbsim2019 but hasn't been nominated? Self-registration is open! @naspaa @UVABatten…

posted: October 26, 2018
Nominate a student team for the 2019 competition now! For the first time in competition history, schools (Deans/Directors/PAA Advisors) can field their own teams of up to five students.…

posted: October 16, 2018
Villanova University Pi Alpha Alpha 2018 Induction May 17, 2018

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@NASPAA posted: December 18, 2018
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@NASPAA posted: December 18, 2018
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@NASPAA posted: December 18, 2018
RT @VCUWilderDean: Read @VCUWilderSchool coverage of @GovernorVA news yesterday at Raleigh Building @VCU https://t.…

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  • 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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    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 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
  • 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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    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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