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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: 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: …

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…

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@NASPAA posted: January 19, 2019
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@NASPAA posted: January 18, 2019
RT @ASPANational: 50 days of #ASPA2019 - Are you ready? The countdown is ON - and our early-bird registration rate is about to turn OFF. Re…

@NASPAA posted: January 18, 2019
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  • 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 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
  • 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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    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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