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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: October 16, 2018
Look at this great group of inductees at Villanova!! Congratulations!!!

posted: October 14, 2018
Thank you to all the Pi Alpha Alpha advisors and students who attended the 2018 NASPAA NASPAA Annual Conference. Your energy and enthusiasm was off the charts! #NASPAA2018

posted: September 18, 2018
Villanova University Pi Alpha Alpha 2018 Induction May 17, 2018

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@NASPAA posted: October 19, 2018
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  • We are proud of our students' academic accomplishments and are excited to continue celebrating public service excellence.

    Amanda Olejarski, Chapter Advisor - Shippensburg University
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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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    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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    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
  • One of our chapter's activities is the annual induction diner ceremony of new PAA members. The ceremony is two hours of fun, excitement, and inspiration.

    Imane Hijal Moghrabi, PhD Member - The University of Texas at Dallas

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