On Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, at the UTSA downtown campus, the college of public policy’s department of public administration held an induction ceremony to announce the newest members of Pi Alpha Alpha.
On Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, at the UTSA downtown campus, the college of public policy’s department of public administration held an induction ceremony to announce the newest members of Pi Alpha Alpha. Pi Alpha Alpha is an honor society established for public administration students and alumni who have demonstrated academic achievement in UTSA’s BPA or MPA programs. Eligible nominees must have completed at least 50% of their required coursework and have maintained at least a 3.7 GPA in all public administration program-related courses. Javier “Jay” Zambrano, MPA and one of outstanding alumni was the guest speaker for the induction ceremony. Zambrano is the executive director of iAdelante!, a non-profit based organization in San Antonio dedicated to providing scholarships for Hispanic college students. Zambrano delivered a very inspiring and motivating message to the audience. He spoke about the rewards of public service, the value of hard work, and knowing and following your passions.
At the end of the ceremony, Dr. Reddick, professor and department chair in the department of public administration, announced the inductees and presented them their certificates. The members then recited a pledge.
Pi Alpha Alpha members have unique access to networking opportunities, leadership roles in the local chapter, serve as representatives in the national conference and gain access to publishing opportunities and funding awards
from the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration. Students interested in joining Pi Alpha Alpha can be nominated or self nominate. Membership in Pi Alpha Alpha is lifetime. For more information