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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: January 10, 2018
Deadline TODAY #NASPAASim18 Registration! All students have the chance to participate the 2018 NASPAA global student simulation competition. To nominate students, go to…

posted: January 9, 2018
Did you love #NASPAACareer at @UNOSPA last month? Submit to host this year! Please submit your materials by January 17!

posted: January 8, 2018
Tennessee State University's chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha, proudly hosted and supported by the Department of Public Administration within the College of Public Service, held a special induction ceremony…

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@NASPAA posted: January 19, 2018
New year, new job? Check out for your next opportunity!

@NASPAA posted: January 19, 2018
Don't let us tell you about the value of #NASPAAaccr - hear from your peers! h/t @AU_SPA

@NASPAA posted: January 19, 2018
We'll be in Denver, come join us! #ASPA2018

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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
  • 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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    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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    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
  • 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

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