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Norman Early headshot provided by law firm.

Alumni ·

Early Leader: The First Black Student Body President Reflects on AU in the 1960s

Norman Early went on to become Denver’s district attorney.
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Alumni pose at the Student Government and Eagle staff reunion event.

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All-American Success!

All-American Weekend was filled with laughter, great weather, and lots of fun! Hundreds of alumni returned relive their days at American University and participate in a wide variety of events throughout the city.
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President Burwell and Jack Cassell, Chairman of the AU Board of Trustees, congratulate Mark Bergel

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Shaping the Future – The 2017 President's Circle Celebration

AU donors and friends joined President Sylvia Burwell at the President’s Circle Celebration to celebrate and reflect on the many ways AU looks to the future and leads.
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Theo Wilson (left) and Peter Holley (right).

Alumni ·

Becoming Lucius25: What to Know Before Attending our Crucial Conversations Event

The School of Professional & Extended Studies sits down with spoke word artist Theo Wilson and Washington Post reporter Peter Holley to talk race, politics, and the internet age.
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Gil Ruiz poses in a blue tshirt, with nature in the background.

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To Learn the Art of Political Lobbying, this Alumnus has Words of Advice

Washington Semester Program alumnus, Gil Ruiz, credits his Sustainable Development Professor, Dr. Heather Heckel, and his experience in DC overall as a huge boost to his career preparedness. Read his story!
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Alessandra Clará, SIS/MA ’16, points to a whiteboard with writing

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Alumna propagates social entrepreneurship through consultation and education

Alessandra Clará, SIS/MA ’16, explains how she and classmates in the MA in Social Enterprise program co-founded Strategic Good after graduation to spread the concept of social entrepreneurship to organizations around the world.
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Yamillet Payano and Britni Wilcher discuss American Economic Association summer program.

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CAS Students Complete American Economic Association Program

Last summer, Yamillet Payano, an American University senior, and Britni Wilcher, a fourth-year PhD student, attended the American Economic Association (AEA) Summer Training Program at Michigan State University.
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Notable Alumna Margery Kraus poses in a black blazer and colorful scarf with a teal and grey map of the world behind her.

Alumni ·

Celebrating 70 Years of Learning with ‘66 Alumna Margery Kraus

With 70 years of experiential learning to celebrate, the School of Professional & Extended Studies sits down with Founder & Executive Chairman of APCO Worldwide Margery Kraus to honor the Washington Semester Program’s legacy of excellence.
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A young man in a blue button up shirt stares at a mac desktop computer with his right hand on the keyboard.

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For Human Resources Professionals, American University has Launched Several Career-Advancing Initiatives

AU’s School of Professional & Extended Studies Has Launched a Milestone Partnership with SHRM to Accelerate Career Success for HR Professionals
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Washington Semester Program alum Ben Thomas poses in front of a wooden wall.

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Doing it for the Story: WSP Alum Ben Thomas Helps Celebrate 20 years of Local Art in DC - One Storyteller at a Time

WSP Alum Ben Thomas is helping celebrate 20 years at DC-based Story District and 70 years with the Washington Semester Program. Here's his story.
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