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Greetings from Andrea Murino, SPA/BA '98

Andrea Murino

Happy fall, fellow alumni!

I am so excited for this weekend's All-American Weekend festivities! I know many of you are headed to DC and to AU to celebrate our beloved university. I look forward to reconnecting with many old friends and making new ones. I am most excited to celebrate Dr. Kerwin's achievements at the President's Circle dinner and the annual alumni awards dinner, among many other events. I hope you'll join us during this very special time as we honor him during his last year as our president.

Speaking of celebrations, for those of you who are not heading back to campus for the weekend, don't worry! The alumni association is hosting events around the country in honor of the "Decade of Transformation" we have witnessed under Dr. Kerwin's leadership. Please join us!

I hope you'll take time to read the rest of the stories in this month's update. There is a feature about AU's connections to Washington's newly opened Smithsonian Museum for African American History and Culture (including the museum's director and alum, Lonnie Bunch, CAS/BA '75, CAS/MA '76), as well as the university's acquisition of the Airlie Center in Warrenton, Virginia (where Martin Luther King, Jr. crafted his "I Have a Dream" speech), and much more.

See you at All-American Weekend!

- Andrea