M.P.A. Honor Society Inducts First 26 Members

Posted: April 27, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Public Administration National Honor Society, the newest chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha, inducted its first 26 members on Tuesday. Requirements for admission into the honor society include a grade point average above 3.75 and placement in the top 20 percent of the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program.

“These students deserve this honor for their effort above and beyond what is required to earn the graduate degree,” says Jim Conant, director of the M.P.A. program and keynote speaker at the event.

The M.P.A. program has grown from 160 to 210 students over the past three years, and the average GPA of entering students has improved by half a point. Last year, the program was reaccredited and it continues to grow with the honor society established this year.

The honor society chapter officers are Michelle Smrkovsky, president; Amy Batson; Bob Thomson; and Megan Berkey. Harold Gortner is the faculty advisor, and Jim Burroughs is the alumni representative.

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