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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: July 20, 2018
RT @SarahMendelson: Looking forward to speaking soon to students @ the Public Service Weekend about #SDGs #Cohort2030 + the future of citie…


@NASPAA posted: July 20, 2018
RT @awparocks: Newest edition of #PATimes features a description of AWPA and our work - Thanks to all our members who have helped us grow a…


@NASPAA posted: July 20, 2018
Thank you for joining us, John! @hacunews https://t.co/RhiUheBsWq


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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.
  • Each April the induction of our academic stars into PAA is the high point of graduation - and hearing both the academic and service accomplishment of the inductees fills our faculty, staff & alumni with pride.

    Kathryn Newcomer, Chapter Advisor - George Washington University
  • 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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    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
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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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