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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 23, 2017
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at #NASPAA! We are grateful for our faculty, students, volunteers, and all of the public servants working to support the public good!

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.

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@NASPAA posted: December 16, 2017
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@NASPAA posted: December 16, 2017
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@NASPAA posted: December 15, 2017
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    As the 2011 out standing Pi Alpha Alpha student, I was given the great opportunity to meet California State Assembly member Jim Beall.

    Tim Tung, MPA Member - San Jose State University
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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
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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
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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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