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  • Alum to Bring National Museum of African
    American History and Culture to Life 

    Lonnie Bunch, CAS/BA ’74, CAS/MA ’76, founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, is spearheading everything -- from raising $500 million to selecting an architect to creating a collection virtually from scratch.

  • Go-Getter Itzler on Third
    Career: Marquis Jet

    To this day, Jesse Itzler, SPA/BA '90, takes pride in the fact that he’s never had a résumé. But don’t let that fool you. Today, Itzler’s primary focus is Marquis Jet, and his schedule is as fast paced as the 25-hour jet lease cards he sells.

  • Glass Ceiling Smasher Credits
    Cupid with Career Start

    Cari Dominguez, SIS/BA ’71, SIS/MA ’77, always envisioned a career as a foreign service officer. But when she married a fellow AU student and decided to remain stateside, she shifted her focus to the fight for fairness and equality in the workplace.

  • Brown Gives Back with
    Scholarship Fund

    The Browns established the Sylvia and Alfred Brown Scholarship Fund in 1999 for a student studying chemistry and sociology at AU.

  • Board Chairman, SPA/BA '68, Gives
    $2 Million to SOC and SIS Buildings

    Though it may seem SIS has been getting most of the press of its new building’s sustainable design, Abramson expects the McKinley Building, to be renovated as SOC’s new home, will garner just as much excitement.

  • Former Ambassador Credits
    Career to SIS

    Ambassador Clyde Taylor, SIS/MA '61, began his career in foreign service with postings to several Central and South American counties. “I wouldn’t be here without SIS,” he said.