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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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PAA Advisors Nominate Your Students Now!

Posted by NASPAA Pi Alpha Alpha Advisors please don't forget to nominate your student team to the 2019 NASPAA-Batten Simulation Competition. Nomination deadline is December 20.

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posted: November 20, 2018
Are you a #mpa #mpp student who wants to participate in the #nbsim2019 but hasn't been nominated? Self-registration is open! @naspaa @UVABatten…

posted: October 26, 2018
Nominate a student team for the 2019 competition now! For the first time in competition history, schools (Deans/Directors/PAA Advisors) can field their own teams of up to five students.…

posted: October 16, 2018
Villanova University Pi Alpha Alpha 2018 Induction May 17, 2018

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@NASPAA posted: December 12, 2018
RT @ICMA: Welcome @ICMA #NewMembers! Retweet & Like to congratulate them! #Welcome #ICMAProud

@NASPAA posted: December 12, 2018
RT @apsiainfo: Reminder - applications for the @PayneFellowship are due 21 December! Outstanding individuals who are interested in pursui…

@NASPAA posted: December 12, 2018
RT @CenterForMSIs: ????Applications are now being accepted for #ELEVATE2019! Exclusively for early career faculty at Minority Serving Institu…

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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
  • 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
  • Being a member of Pi Alpha Alpha is more then just an honor. It signifies that a student is academically excellent in a NASPAA certified program for studying public service.

    Cake - Induction ceremonies are a time to recognize the i
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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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    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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