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  • SOC, alumni, Mary Specht, journalism

    Mary Specht

    Mary Specht '07 doesn't waste time. Her first AU semester she interviews SOC alum Tony Perkins and shadowed NBC newsman Tom Brokaw for an introductory communication course.

  • 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.

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    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.

  • 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?