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  • Lindsay Webster, '03, at the Sundance Film Festival.

    2009 Rising Star Award Winner Produces Career in Hollywood

    Just six years out of college, Lindsay Webster, SOC/BA ’03, recipient of the 2009 Rising Star Award, has distinguished herself not only as an outstanding young professional, but as one dedicated to addressing important social issues.

  • Alia Yunis

    Abu Dhabi-Based Alumna’s New Novel Boasts Global Appeal

    A seasoned journalist, filmmaker, and professor whose debut novel, The Night Counter, has already garnered widespread praise, Alia Yunis, SOC/MA ’91, relies on basic storytelling skills to distill her work across fields to its most essential points.

  • Greg Grauman, SOC/BA '99.

    Propelled by School Spirit, Alumnus Recruits Next Generation

    The love that Greg Grauman, SOC/BA ’99, has for AU is palpable – so it’s no wonder that he has made a career of rallying others to become Eagles too. As acting director of AU’s Office of Admissions, Grauman’s relationship with AU “has only strengthened.”

  • Kate Hoffman, SOC/BA '04, attended a White House Easter Egg Hunt.

    Alumna Builds Successful Career in D.C. Entertainment Scene

    Kate Hoffman, SOC/BA ’04, was always busy, both in- and outside the classroom. Now a senior publicist at the firm where she was first an intern, she says, “AU provides you with a huge networking opportunity. It’s everything they tell you it will be.”

  • The founders of RECHARGEnyc.

    Downward Economy Opens Doors for Three Entrepreneurial Alums

    Innovative and successful people are often drawn to one another. Such is the case with Michael Heitner, KSB/BS ’81, John Kocay, SIS//BA ’79; KSB/MS ’84, and Hilarie Viener, SOC/BA ’92, founders and chief executives of RECHARGEnyc.

  • Casey Pallenik, '08, sits behind the news desk on the set of The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

    Casey Pallenik: Learning on the Job

    Originally, I thought of going into international relations and being a diplomat, but one photography course stopped me in my tracks. I began pursuing a Film and Media Arts degree in the School of Communication.