Pi Alpha Alpha Crest  

Pi Alpha Alpha is a national honor society that recognizes outstanding scholarship and accomplishment in the field of public affairs and administration. Those universities and colleges which are members of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) are eligible to establish a Pi Alpha Alpha chapter. Pi Alpha Alpha is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies, a national organization dedicated to encouraging fraternal and specialized honor societies in establishing and maintaining high standards, scholarship and achievement of their members.

The purpose of Pi Alpha Alpha is to encourage and recognize outstanding scholarship and accomplishment in public affairs and administration, and to foster integrity, professionalism and effective performance in the conduct of government and related public service activities.

Pi Alpha Alpha's membership identifies those with the highest performance levels in educational programs and prepares them for public service careers. Established in 1974, the society has grown significantly. Currently there are 99 chapters and over 15,000 members nationwide.  

Who is eligible for membership?

Students, alumni and faculty of the Master of Public Policy Administration (MPPA) and Bachelor of Science in Public Administration (BSPA) Programs at UM-St. Louis are eligible to join Pi Alpha Alpha.

MPPA students who have completed 50 percent of the required coursework (a minimum of 20 semester hours) and have attained a GPA of at least 3.7 are eligible for induction into the UM-St. Louis Chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha.

Eligible BSPA students are those who have completed at least 75 credit hours, 15 semester hours of required coursework for the BSPA major, and attained a 3.5 GPA in all courses included in the BSPA major and at least a 3.0 in all other coursework.

MPPA and BSPA alumni who meet the GPA requirements are eligible for membership.

All MPPA and BSPA faculty members are invited and encouraged to join Pi Alpha Alpha.

What are Pi Alpha Alpha activities?

Each year the UM-St. Louis MPPA program holds an induction ceremony for new Pi Alpha Alpha inductees. The UM-St. Louis Chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha is student driven, which means that the groups' activities could perhaps include, for example, an orientation for incoming MPPA and BSPA students, tutoring services, and/or seminars, leadership conferences or lecture series.

Nationally, Pi Alpha Alpha sponsors the Pi Alpha Alpha Student Manuscript Award in Public Administration, an annual competition open to students attending a NASPAA member institution in public affairs and administration. Each year, at NASPAA's Annual Conference, two students are recognized and presented the award--one for the best Master's-level paper and one for best doctoral-candidate paper. Student entries are judged on the basis of relevance of the topic, appropriate use of methodology, quality of presentation, originality, innovativeness, clarity and academic quality.

The two awards include a plaque and a check for $200.

Membership Dues

A one-time membership fee of $40 is required by NASPAA.

Pi Alpha Alpha Inductees

Name
Year Inducted
Akiyev, Jumadurdy
2009
Albright, Sara
2001
Alvarez, Stacia
2011
Amatya, Jennifer
2012 
Arnett, Timothy
1993
Arrighi, Jeanine
2010
Atilano, John
2008
Bardgett, David
2006
Battock, Beth
1995
Blackburn, David
1993
Bogue, Jeffrey
2010
Bradford, Colleen
2004
Breese, Randy
1995
Breuer, Jeffery
2005
Bright, Christian
2004
Brown, Kendra
2003
Cale, Denise
1993
Chase, William
1995
Condon, Mary Jo
 2012
Curry, Stacey
1996
Darrough, Dean
1996
Delorenzo, Lisa
1993
Dolphus, David
1998
Doyle, Kathleen
2011
Fensterman, Paul
1999
Fette, Felicia
2009
Gipson, David
2007
Graves, Nathan
2008
Green, Danilo
2011
Hayhurst, David
2003
Heinz, Stephen
2003
Heland, Dustin
2004
Hoffman, Brian
2004
Hopkins, Wendy
1997
Houck , John
1996
Ingraham, Holly
1999
Jackson, Kevin
1995
Jimenez, Julie
1996
Kerford, Maria
2007
Kirby, Colleen
2012 
Knock, Adam
2011
Knowles III, James
2006
Kreisel, Melissa
2003
Kurila , Elizabeth
2002
Kysar, Kurt
2002
Lake, Jessica
2012 
Lange, Melissa
1993
Lee, Douglas
2008
Leip, Leslie
1993
Letourneau, Charles
1993
Lewison, Katrina
2005
Lewison, Tyler
2005
Luti, Brian
2003
Macaluso, Gabrielle
2012 
MacDonald, Glen
2005
Mahoney, Elizabeth
2002
Mason, Susan
1997
Masterson-Rodriguez, Lauren
2012 
McClary, Robert
1999
Miskel, Lawrence
2008
Mobley McMurtry, Mary
1999
Morrison , Tom
2001
Mueller, Susan
2012 
Neas, Lindsey
1994
Nichols , Gretchen
1999
Osman, Andrea
2011
Patton, Corrine
1993
Payne, Dexter
1995
Peck, Patricia
1993
Perkins, Hannah
 2012
Perr, Andrea
1993
Phillips, Everett
1995
Pollock , Kelly
2003
Postal, Angela
2010
Radovich, Natasha
2003
Rahman, Miftakh
2012 
Rallo, Linda
2011
Reed, Ellen
2008
Reynolds , Daniel
2000
Ringquist, John
2004
Robinson, Craig
2009
Rudolph , Mark
1999
Scioletti, Elizabeth
2003
Scott, Brian
1994
Sifers, Randall
1993
Simpson, Kristoffer
2011
Small, Donna
2001
Triwibowo, Darmawan
2011
Wahby, Robbyn
1996
Walker, Susan
1995
Watson, Janet
2007
Weinberg, Bruce
1996
Welty, Lawrence
2003
Wilson, Mary
1994
Winter, Laura
2005
Wofford, Susan
1997
Yancey, Joseph
1994
Zahn, Patricia
2005

For further information on the 
UM-St. Louis Chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha, please contact:

Professor Nancy Kinney
Pi Alpha Alpha Faculty Advisor
ntkinney@umsl.edu 
(314) 516-5420