Third Annual Celebration of Public Service in Excellence and Pi Alpha Alpha Induction Ceremony,
May 7, 6:00 p.m.
Reisner Dining Hall,
Tuscarora Room
RSVP to Dr. Amanda Olejarski at by April 30, 2015

Congratulations to the Shippensburg University Theta Gamma Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha for winning the 2011/2012 Chapter of the Year Award!  For more, click here.

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Contact Information

Political Science Department
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
(717) 477-1718

Laurie Stader
Department Administrator

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 Pi Alpha Alpha



PAA ! 

Welcome to the Shippensburg University Chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha, the National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration. In 2014, our chapter received the National Chapter of Excellence Award.

Pi Alpha Alpha encourages and recognizes outstanding scholarship and accomplishment in public affairs and administration.  Our objectives, including 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.  Pi Alpha Alpha membership identifies students with the highest performance levels in educational programs preparing them for public service careers.

For more information, please contact Dr. Amanda Olejarski, Pi Alpha Alpha Faculty Advisor.

Celebration of Public Service Excellence

Each year, our chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha holds our annual induction ceremony during National Public Service Recognition Week in collaboration with the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration.

2014 Awards


Pi Alpha Alpha faculty and inductees: Dr. Amanda Olejarski, Brandon Danz, Dan Smedley, Stephanie Okuniewski, Stefanie Pfister, Denny Fisher, Zane Barrick, Dr. Stephanie Newbold, Dr. Ronnie Tucker


Brandon Danz, MPA Student, received the ASPA MPA Student Paper Award for Shippensburg University from Dave Margolis and Charles Gable, Central PA ASPA member and president.


Keynote Speaker Dr. Stephanie Newbold, former United States Supreme Court Fellow and faculty member.

2013 Awards


Pi Alpha Alpha faculty and inductees: Dr. Amanda Olejarski, David Juba, Tim Carr, Kati Lawson, Max Morelock, Lisa Schaefer, Dr. Ronnie Tucker (also inducted: AJ McMahan and Stu Veinotte)



Phil Wolgemuth, MPA Student, received the APSA Outstanding Student Award from Marita Kelley, Central PA ASPA Chapter President.



Nancy Dering Mock, former PA Deputy Secretary for HR, received the ASPA Lifetime Achievement Award from Deb Reihart, Central PA ASPA Board Member.