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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.

Emily Jarvis

Discovering Radio at WWWT 107.7

Little did Emily Jarvis know that as she was soaking up some summer rays, she also was compiling material for her radio internship.

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.

Freshman finds fellow explorers at AU

Freshman Nora Morse came to American University from Alaska itching for adventure. And that's exactly what she got as one of 100 or so students in AU's new learning communities project.