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Mark and Terri Laks

Alumni Couple Makes AU a Family Tradition

On weekends, you can always find season ticket holders Mark CAS/BA ’76 and Terri Laks CAS/BS ’81 in the bleachers at Bender for home games, cheering on the Eagles; Mark and Terri are generous AU supporters.

Lydia Albanesius

Heading Back to Kindergarten to Teach for America

Lydia Albanesius, SPA/BA ’07, a recipient of the Lura Bradfield Foundation Scholarship, thought she wanted to go to law school. Then she realized she didn't want to be a lawyer - she just wanted to do social justice work.

Tom Jacobson, SIS/BA '87.

For Alum, Career Began at AU

For the past few years, Tom Jacobson, SIS/BA '87, has headed the Friends of the Library Steering Committee, helping to raise both money and awareness for the University Library.

FedEx Exec Promotes Shipping
Industry in Capital

Gina Adams BA/SPA '80 represents FedEx in Washington, DC. She is currently the company's top lobbyist working with the executive branch, members of Congress, policymakers, and industry associations on issues that affect the shipping industry.

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?