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AU FOUNDERS DAY CHALLENGE
36 hours of giving

Alumni ·

Celebrate the AU community and make your impact this Founders Day!

On February 25 and 26, American University will celebrate the power of philanthropy during the Founders Day Challenge, a 36-hour giving event.
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Alumna Sherry Soanes hosts dinner for five students as part of the Dinner with Alumni program.

Alumni ·

Alumna Sherry Soanes Pays It Forward

AU gave Sherry the education and confidence for success. Now, she pays it forward to students through advocacy and mentorship.
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Student leaders and alumni board members sit on the large steps in the School of International Service.

Alumni ·

Student Leaders Meet the New Alumni Board, Share Ideas for the Future

AU student leaders met with AU's Alumni Board to connect and talk about their AU experience.
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2019 AU Alumni Board at its first meeting of the year

Alumni ·

Welcoming the Newest Alumni Board Members

Meet the university’s next alumni leaders.
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Attendees participate in an AU4U workshop at the School of Professional and Extended Studies.

Alumni ·

AU Responds to Government Shutdown with Free Courses for Furloughed Employees

As hundreds of thousands of federal workers faced furlough during the recent government shutdown, American University faculty and staff sprang into action.
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Woman with glasses smiling.

Alumni ·

Black Millennials and the American Dream: Alumna Pens Book on Her Generation’s Struggles

Reniqua Allen earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from AU.
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Charlie Wachtel

Communications ·

SOC Alumnus Racks Up Nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay

Charlie Wachtel can now add “Oscar-nominated” to his résumé with the news that BlacKkKlansman received the nod for Best Adapted Screenplay in the 2019 Academy Awards.
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Rob Johnson presents alumni awards

Alumni ·

Meet Alumni Association President Rob Johnson

He takes over this month representing the more than 130,000 alumni worldwide.
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Darryl Frank

Communications ·

SOC Alumnus Darryl Frank Nabs Golden Globe for The Americans

Frank, co-president of Amblin Television, was part of the team that took home a 2019 Golden Globe for Best Drama Series.
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Jack Cassell, Susan Zirinsky, and Jeff Rutenbeck.

Communications ·

SOC Alumna Susan Zirinsky Named President of CBS News

Zirinsky, who received her BA in journalism at AU School of Communication, will be the first woman to lead CBS News.
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