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  • When Eagles beat the mighty Hoyas

    Before he become an NBA coach, Ed Tapscott led the Eagles to a historic win over the Hoyas.

  • Mark and Terri Laks

    Alumni Couple Makes AU a Family Tradition

    On weekends, you can always find season ticket holders Mark CAS/BA ’76 and Terri Laks CAS/BS ’81 in the bleachers at Bender for home games, cheering on the Eagles; Mark and Terri are generous AU supporters.

  • Lydia Albanesius

    Heading Back to Kindergarten to Teach for America

    Lydia Albanesius, SPA/BA ’07, a recipient of the Lura Bradfield Foundation Scholarship, thought she wanted to go to law school. Then she realized she didn't want to be a lawyer - she just wanted to do social justice work.

  • Tom Jacobson, SIS/BA '87.

    For Alum, Career Began at AU

    For the past few years, Tom Jacobson, SIS/BA '87, has headed the Friends of the Library Steering Committee, helping to raise both money and awareness for the University Library.

  • FedEx Exec Promotes Shipping
    Industry in Capital

    Gina Adams BA/SPA '80 represents FedEx in Washington, DC. She is currently the company's top lobbyist working with the executive branch, members of Congress, policymakers, and industry associations on issues that affect the shipping industry.

  • The TV Guide: Tom Shales Opines
    with Wit and Humor

    Imagine this amazing gig: watching TV all day and penning witty columns about the shows that rock your boat or make you reach for the remote. But that's just a day in the life of Tom Shales, AU alum and TV critic for The Washington Post… or is it?