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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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JUL
18

3rd Annual Voinovich Public Innovation Challenge

Posted by This competition recognizes and rewards innovative thinking in the field of public administration, both within the classroom and out in the community. Interested faculty or departments are welcome to apply.

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JUN
27

Pi Alpha Alpha Chapter Advisors: Apply NOW for Chapter Grants

Posted by NASPAA and PAA Committee announce the return of chapter grants to help PAA chapters expand their work of raising the awareness on the importance of public service and inspiring students to pursue careers in public service.

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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: July 22, 2019
What a creative way to support civic engagement! https://t.co/RXgWaZt38p


@NASPAA posted: July 22, 2019
Save the date: Join NASPAA October 16-19 in Los Angeles for four days of public service discussion! For more info a… https://t.co/eekcTTURzQ


@NASPAA posted: July 22, 2019
#GoMPAMPP https://t.co/qw2x6rjrMy


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MAR
25

NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition Announced 2019 Global Winners

Posted by Congratulations to Villanova University College of LiberalArts & Sciences for Producing the 2019 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition Champions!

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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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    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.
  • 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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    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
  • 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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