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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: June 26, 2019
If you were not able to participate in our May 20 pandemic simulation demo, do not worry! Please access the recorded version here: http://ow.ly/CmJm30p0QRu to learn how you can teach with the…


posted: June 12, 2019
Calling all public service admissions professionals! Register today for a research-guided discussion on the issues that are impacting YOUR programs. Follow the link to register and learn more …


posted: June 4, 2019
Congratulations to Keanna Nicole Julien, with a Master's in Sustainable Communities from Binghamton University, the winner of #NASPAA's postercompetition! https://conta.cc/2KuD8HE #EducationEd2019


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@NASPAA posted: October 24, 2020
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@NASPAA posted: October 22, 2020
RT @APPAM_DC: Finishing a Masters & interested in applying for a PhD program? You're in luck. We've moved our PhD Program Fair online for #…


@NASPAA posted: October 22, 2020
Join us TODAY at 12 noon (EDT) for the #NASPAA2020 Policy Issues Committee Meeting. https://t.co/Mst3awCp9V https://t.co/lA0PAUrDJT


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  • One of our chapter's activities is the annual induction diner ceremony of new PAA members. The ceremony is two hours of fun, excitement, and inspiration.

    Imane Hijal Moghrabi, PhD Member - The University of Texas at Dallas
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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    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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