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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: May 4, 2018
Congratulations to our 2017-2018 Pi Alpha Alpha inductees!! We had 10 inductees this year - one of the highest numbers ever! Seven of those inductees were able to attend our ICMA - International…


posted: May 2, 2018
A partial photo of the University of North Texas's newest MPA PAA inductees at the Annual Alumni-Student Conference.


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@NASPAA posted: May 25, 2018
ONE WEEK to nominate your exceptional colleague, student, or alum for a #NASPAA 🏆 https://t.co/9IPYoppyrj https://t.co/urIZaqdaFc


@NASPAA posted: May 25, 2018
#ff Hear from attendees at #NASPAA2017 about why we are getting so excited for #NASPAA2018! https://t.co/nMIdNhgRaK


@NASPAA posted: May 24, 2018
RT @kwileyfl: Found it! @awparocks Roundtable at the @MPAConference on June 7th from 3:40 pm to 5 pm CDT at the University of Illinois Stud…


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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
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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
  • 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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    It is an honor to work with PAA members because they always represent themselves and our program with distinction.

    John McCaskill, PAA Advisor - The University of Texas at Dallas

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