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  • Nina Peacock, SIS/BA '05

    Bringing the AU Community Together in Belgium

    As soon as Nina Peacock, SIS/BA ’05 returned to AU from studying abroad in Brussels, she wanted to go back. Despite the stiff international labor laws and rough job market, Peacock was determined to learn more about the European Union.

  • Susan Zirinsky

    TV News Trailblazer

    “I am proud of American and proud to be an alum of the School of Communication,” says Susan Zirinsky.

  • Michael Kempner, alumni success story

    Michael Kempner

    The awards keep coming for Michael Kempner, named 2009 PR Executive of the Year at the seventh annual American Business Awards, and for MWW Group, the firm that he founded, whose new web site won Best-in-Class among advertising, marketing and PR agencies.

  • Tony Perkins and wife Rhonda Perkins outside the McKinley Building, photo by Jeff Watts.

    From SOC to Fox News, and Back Again

    FOX News' Tony Perkins, SOC/BA '81, and his wife, Rhonda, made a generous $100,000 gift to name the Tony and Rhonda Perkins Classroom.

  • President of APCO Worldwide Gives $100,000 gift for SPA Scholarship

    Margery Kraus, SPA/BA '67, SPA/MPA '71, president and CEO of APCO Worldwide and a member of the Board of Trustees, established the Margery Kraus Public Affairs and Advocacy Endowed Scholarship Fund.

  • One Man’s Passion Leads to A Wider Circle

    Founded in 2001, A Wider Circle began with six interns from AU and was, as Dr. Bergel says, "built on the backs of AU students who choose to use their time to help those in need".