SU hosts the Second Annual Celebration of Public Service Excellence


The Central Pennsylvania Chapter of American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) hosted the second Annual Celebration of Public Service Excellence on Tuesday, May 6 in the Tuscarora Room of Reisner Hall. Shippensburg University’s Pi Alpha Alpha National Honor Society was in partnership with ASPA for the event.

The evening featured a dinner buffet, speech, awards ceremony and induction.

Dr. Stephanie Newbold of American University gave the speech Tuesday night. Newbold served at the White House, United States Supreme Court and other public institutions. Her experience and academic research is well-known.

Elam Herr, assistant executive director of Pa State Association of Township Supervisors, received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Clint Eisenhower, director of program integrity of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, received the Excellence in Public Service Award.

Jame Legnos, informational specialist of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, received the Outstanding Young Professional in Public Administration Award.

Gregory Wilson, graduate student of Penn State Harrisburg, received the Outstanding Student in Public Administration Award.

Several ASPA membership awards and the Master of Public Administration (MPA) student paper award were also issued.

The Pi Alpha Alpha induction commenced after the awards ceremony.

“Pi Alpha Alpha is a global honor society that recognizes outstanding students in public affairs and administration. Shippensburg University is the only university in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education to establish a Pi Alpha Alpha chapter,” the ASPA flyer stated.

Costs for evening attendance was free to Shippensburg University students, $20 for outside students, $25 for members and $30 for non-members.


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