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  • Andrea Bloom

    Alumna's Emmy and Networking Skills Boost Career

    As an MFA student in the School of Communication, Andrea Bloom racked up valuable on-the-job experience and even snagged a Student Emmy for her work on the PBS documentary, EcoViews: The Chesapeake Bay.

  • Patrick Butler, Former Vice President, The Washington Post Company

    Pat Butler

    Pat Butler, School of communication alumni, MA '96, Journalism & Public Affairs, Vice President, The Washington Post Company

  • 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.

  • 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?