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  • 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?

  • Jackie Judd.

    On the Air: Jackie Judd Brings
    the News

    After spending 13 years in radio, at NPR and CBS News, Jackie Judd, SOC-CAS/BA '74, was ready for her television début at ABC News, where she was a correspondent for World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, Nightline, and Good Morning America.

  • 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.