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Academic Enhancements


Office of Development and Alumni Relations
Fax: 202-895-4998

Office of Development and Alumni Relations
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016
Chemistry_Prof_Monika_Konaklieva nfs Chemistry Professor Monika Konakleiva with grad students Caroline Burmester (glasses, left), and Lauren Girard (no glasses, center).  Photo credit: Jeff Watts.

To maintain and build upon AU's reputation as a top university, we must continue to attract the best and brightest faculty and students. While campus improvements are vital to creating an atmosphere conducive to intellectual growth, the teachers, scholars, and students who make up the university community reflect our true strength.

Sustaining academic excellence in a changing world requires that we continually explore new ways to enrich the educational experiences of our students. Academic enhancements – current use gifts to scholarships, research, and programs - allow AU's faculty and students to pursue ideas that challenge themselves and others.

Success Story

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.

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