Pi Alpha Alpha
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.
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.
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.