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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: March 12, 2019
NASPAA and Pi Alpha Alpha are proud of and appreciative of Phil Nufrio (third from left) of Metropolitan College of New York for representing Pi Alpha Alpha during his 9th Annual Capstone Panel during…

posted: January 2, 2019
Today is the deadline! Hurry and don’t miss out on this opportunity to nominate your #mpa #mpp students to the #NBsim2019 global student simulation competition! Apply here: …

posted: December 31, 2018
Deadline is this Wednesday! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to nominate your #mpa #mpp students to the #NBsim2019 global student simulation competition. Apply here: …

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@NASPAA posted: March 20, 2019
The #NASPAA2019 call for proposals is OPEN! Submit your panel idea on one of our tracks: innovation, inclusion, and…

@NASPAA posted: March 20, 2019
And the winners of 2019 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition are #nbsim2019

@NASPAA posted: March 20, 2019
@VolckerAlliance #g2u NASPAA schools' Angela Evans (@TheLBJSchool) and Jackie Speedy (@HeinzCollege) supporting Vo…

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  • 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
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    It is an honor to work with PAA members because they always represent themselves and our program with distinction.

    John McCaskill, PAA Advisor - The University of Texas at Dallas
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    Eastern Kentucky University provides honorary membership to Glenn Rainey in 2013 as a retirement gift for 42 years of service

    Matthew Howell, Chapter Advisor - Eastern Kentucky University
  • 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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