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Alumni ·

Veteran, Politician, and Activist Jason Kander Talks AU and Mental Health

Jason’s decision to step away from public life to treat his PTSD and depression saved so many more.
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Antoine Sanfuentes Spring 2022 Distinguished Lecturer

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American University Alumnus and CNN Executive, Antoine Sanfuentes, Named Distinguished Guest Lecturer at School of Communication

Sanfuentes will be a Distinguished Guest Lecturer for the Spring 2022 Semester
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Outdoor landscape of Washington College of Law

Alumni ·

Helping Students Carry the Hidden Costs of Law School

Law students face many small but essential expenses during their education, including travel for career-expanding opportunities. WCL alumnus Chris White created a fund to help more WCL students access these types of experiences.
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2021 BAA Book Award recipients, Kayla Kelly, SPA/BA '23 (left), Johneé Wilson, SIS/BA '24 (center), and Imani Vice, SPA/BA '21 (right).

Alumni ·

Three Undergraduate Students Win Black Alumni Alliance Book Awards

Meet the recipients of the scholarships and learn how this and other alumni-funded awards help to promote a diverse and inclusive environment.
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School of Education Dean Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy

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School of Education Partnerships Provide Promise

Dean Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy says that “education has risen to the top of the list as a way to change communities,” and with that in mind, she’s leading AU’s School of Education down paths to that change.
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Neil Cavuto sits at the Fox News desk on election night.

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To Understand DC and the World, Neil Cavuto Turned to AU

Neil Cavuto, SOC/MA ’82, was early in his news career when he enrolled at American University in “a quest to understand Washington better.”
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Arliene Penn

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For Alumna Dr. Arliene T. Penn, Choosing SOC Was The Right Fit Over And Over, Again

Penn felt like the university gave her the knowledge she needed, and prepared her for where she is today.
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Two Graudates

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Lectureship Advances Civility in Public Discourse

Pamela Deese, SPA/BS ’80, WCL/JD ’83—a member of the American University Board of Trustees, adjunct WCL faculty member, and AU parent—has deep and continuing connections to the university.
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WCL outdoors

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Paying Forward: Leadership And Shared Opportunity At WCL

When applying to law school, Jacqueline Jackson, WCL/JD ’74, looked for a small university located in her hometown of Washington, DC. She found it at American University’s Washington College of Law, where she received a full scholarship.
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Headshot of Karla Santillan, SIS/BA ’22, wearing a gray blazer and white dress shirt while standing in front of a window.

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Karla Santillan, SIS/BA ’22, Wins Latino Alumni Alliance Book Award

Meet this year’s LAA Book Award recipient and learn how this and other alumni-funded awards help to promote a diverse and inclusive environment.
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