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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 Summer Intern

Posted by NASPAA NASPAA welcomes Katie Simons as the new PAA summer intern

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The University of Texas Dallas

Posted by John McCaskill UT Dallas engaging students in excellence

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posted: January 14, 2017
NASPAA is present at the National Journal Conference at UVA’s Batten School. Keynote speaker Eleanor Clift is with David Marshall of NASPAA.

posted: December 3, 2016
David Marshall Dir. of Membership Dev. met Paul Begala at an event for the UT Archer Center sponsored by the LBJ Foundation at the Newseum.

posted: December 3, 2016
David Marshall Dir. of Membership Dev. met Paul Begala at an event for the UT Archer Center sponsored by the LBJ Foundation at the Newseum.

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@NASPAA posted: January 16, 2017
Student journal leaders from UVA, William & Mary, GWU, and Cornell discuss best practices at the Batten School’s Na…

@NASPAA posted: January 16, 2017
Looking for your next career move? Browse to find the right #publicservice opportunity for you!

@NASPAA posted: January 16, 2017
3 Ways to internationalize your degree program: @anncollmason

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San Jose State University Recognizes Excellence

Posted by Frannie Edwards, PAA Advisor Pi Alpha Alpha members recognizes for their excellence at the San Jose Sate University 2015 Convocation

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  • 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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    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
  • We are proud of our students' academic accomplishments and are excited to continue celebrating public service excellence.

    Amanda Olejarski, Chapter Advisor - Shippensburg 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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