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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: June 15, 2018
#ff the 2016 #NBSim! H ow do you use sims in your class? 🙋‍♀️ https://t.co/mlJ8ymNiM9


@NASPAA posted: June 14, 2018
Prepared students to impact the world? ✔️ Strategic program management? ✔️ Global network of programs? ✔️ Global re… https://t.co/H3pqOaLrU1


@NASPAA posted: June 12, 2018
We are proud to be THE global standard in public service education. https://t.co/Ul1EzyuCD5


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  • 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
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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
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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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    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
  • 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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NASPAA is the membership organization of graduate education programs in public policy, public affairs, and public administration, located across the U.S. and around the globe.
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