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Jennifer Collins, SOC/BA ’94

New '94 Alumni Board Member Lends PR Expertise

Jennifer Collins, SOC/BA ’94, a PR professional, gets an adrenaline rush from each successful event she manages as founder and president of The Event Planning Group (TEPG).

Barry Levinson

Levinson Says AU Opened Door to His Career

Barry Levinson is an Academy Award-winning director, screenwriter and producer. He has won over 21 awards and received 19 nominations for his work. Levinson won the 1988 Best Director Oscar for the film Rain Man.

photo of Kelsey Stefanik-Sidener

Finding Purpose in Her Diabetes

Through personal experience and an internship with the American Diabetes Association, Kelsey Stefanik-Sidener, SPA/SOC ’11, found her passion in health care policy.

With Startup, Alumna Focuses on Community-Driven Products

Jen Consalvo is thankful for many things, from the mundane to the grandiose. If that sounds personal, that's the point: the former AOL executive's latest project is Thankfulfor.com, an online gratitude journal that she dreamed up last spring.