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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: August 16, 2018
New semester, new job? Use https://t.co/WQI1CVZuf6 to find your next step!


@NASPAA posted: August 15, 2018
Is your #NASPAA self-study report due in only one year? Join us at the Accreditation Institute this October to talk… https://t.co/ecVdHadNIv


@NASPAA posted: August 15, 2018
RT @dchenok: @nabatchi @VolckerAlliance @jlcarboni @Maxwell_PAIA @MaxwellSU @ASPANational @napawash @BusOfGovernment @naspaa Sorry to miss…


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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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    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.
  • 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
  • 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 recognize and induct our outstanding Pi Alpha Alpha students at the annual public administration commencement luncheon held during Public Service Recognition week.

    Matt Fairholm, Chapter Advisor - University of South Dakota

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