The Inauguration of the first Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society

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On Wednesday, June 2, 2021, PPAD celebrated an exciting milestone: the inauguration of the first Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society non-US-based chapter here in Egypt.

Joined by members of the Pi Alpha Alpha global council and AUC faculty, PPAD Chair Dr. Ghada Barsoum inducted the very first members of our Pi Alpha Alpha chapter. Students also had the chance to hear a few welcoming words from Mary Bruce, Steering Committee Chair of Pi Alpha Alpha, as well as other members of this prestigious international network.

Pi Alpha Alpha is an Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration. Pi Alpha Alpha is the Global Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration. There are more than 160 chapters located around the world at NASPAA member schools. Pi Alpha Alpha is run by NASPAA: The Global Standard in Public Service Education and is directed by the NASPAA Pi Alpha Alpha Special Ad Hoc Committee (Committee).  

Committee members are appointed by the NASPAA President for terms up to three years. The purpose of Pi Alpha Alpha is to encourage and recognize outstanding scholarship and accomplishment in public affairs and administration. Its objectives, such as fostering integrity, professionalism, and effective performance, promote the advancement of quality in the education and practice of the art and science of public affairs and administration. PAA membership identifies those with the highest performance levels in educational programs preparing them for public service careers. 

Congratulations to the students, alumni, faculty, and staff. The American University in Cairo is the first school outside the United States to induct students into the Honor Society.


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