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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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SFSU Career Panel

Posted by Marc Joffe, San Francisco State University The SFSU Pi Alpha Alpha chapter is sponsoring a career panel on Wednesday, April 9

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New Pi Alpha Alpha Website Launches

Posted by NASPAA NASPAA is excited to announce the launch of the new Pi Alpha Alpha website.

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Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society posted: April 11, 2014
NASPAA announces another opening for a current MPA or MPP student: a paid summer...

Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society posted: March 25, 2014
NASPAA announces an opening for a paid summer research internship in DC. You mus...

Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society posted: March 18, 2014
NASPAA announces an opening for a paid research fellowship in DC this summer. Yo...

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@NASPAA posted: April 16, 2014
What MPA students do: @UWLaFollette, they analyzed state agency food procurement, suggesting $5M in annual savings

@NASPAA posted: April 16, 2014
We are thinking of the @VTSPIA community and alumni on @Virginia_Tech's Day of Remembrance today.

@NASPAA posted: April 16, 2014
member news: @SPEAIUB announces MOU with @AmHistoryMuseum to create arts administration internships

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First Pi Alpha Alpha international chapter

Posted by NASPAA Pi Alpha Alpha would like to introduce our first international chapter.

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MPA/MPP Student Networking Mixer a Huge Success.

Posted by NASPAA More than 225 MPA/MPP students and new grads, from over 40 schools, attended NASPAA's networking mixer.

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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    Mr. Jackson received the Honorary PAA award because of his continued support of the Eastern Kentucky University MPA program and outreach in the local community.

    Clayton J. Jackson, MPA, Honorary Member - Kentucky River Foothills Development Council, Inc.

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