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From left to right: Marc Duber, Susan Zirinsky, President Sylvia M. Burwell.

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Bold Steps – The 2019 President’s Circle Celebration

Thanks to its generous donors, American University is stepping boldly into the future. More than 200 AU supporters and friends joined President Sylvia Burwell and AU leadership at the President’s Circle Celebration on November 14.
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Four Preston children pose on campus at AU.

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Leaving a Legacy to Remember at American University

Tracey Myers-Preston and her family have made AU a tradition, as all four of Tracey’s children have attended after her father was an employee for four decades.
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Alumna’s Love of Knowledge Powers Future Opportunities

American University received a $2 million gift to create the Karin A. Akerson Memorial Scholarship Fund. After Akerson passed away in 2018, her husband honored her memory by advancing their plan to endow the transformational scholarship fund.
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Alumni Board President Rob Johnson on campus

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Greetings from Rob Johnson

I often realize again just how many of my most meaningful experiences were either at AU or a result of opportunities I had at AU.
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Susan Zirinsky Awarded 2019 Cyrus A. Ansary Medal

American University has named CBS News President Susan Zirinsky as the recipient of the 2019 Cyrus A. Ansary Medal for leadership and service.
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Kicking Stigma: Former AU Soccer Player Talks Sports Psychology Research

Carly Perry, CAS/BA ’18, is starting a PhD program in England, where she’ll research mental health challenges facing women’s soccer players.
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William Hubbard, Chief of Staff, Student Veterans of America

Will Hubbard is a founding member of AU Vets.
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SPA Grad on Reopening NYC’s iconic Russian Tea Room, Returning to DC

Ken Biberaj has great ties to – and great stories about – time in NYC and DC.
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Meet Jimmy Lynn, Co-Founder of Kiswe Mobile

A veteran of 30 years in the sports and entertainment sectors, Jimmy Lynn is a pioneer of the digital sports space.
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Growth and Promise: Leading PR Executive Gets More Involved at AU

Michael Kempner, SPA/BS ’81, discusses his alma mater, his career in PR, and his local-to-national political education.
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