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Alumni ·

The Art of Helping Others: Alumna and MD First Lady Yumi Hogan Makes Creative Connections

Maryland’s first lady Yumi Hogan, CAS/MFA ’10, is a bridge-builder using the creative and empathetic thinking she developed at AU. Recently, she has been focusing her efforts on COVID-19 resources and recovery to keep Marylanders healthy and safe.
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Alumni ·

Emergency Relief Fund Helps Students in the Face of COVID-19

Over the past few months, Eagles far and wide came together to assist students in navigating this unique set of circumstances. Right away, many members of the alumni community reached out to ask how they could help.
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Science ·

Going Remote: Interning in Health Advocacy During COVID-19

Having returned from a semester abroad, SPA student Julianne Kelleher hadn’t planned on securing an internship. When a staff member from the NACCHO visited her health policy class and said they needed one more intern—she knew it was too good to pass up.
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Parents & Families ·

DC Provides Cultural and Historical Connections for AU Students and Families

Sending their son Harrison to AU from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, parents Michael and Amy Ferachi knew AU would provide a high-quality education in a global city. They discovered how integral Washington, DC is to educational and co-curricular opportunities.
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Education ·

School of Education Offers Resources and Prioritizes Innovation During COVID-19

Teacher Appreciation Week 2020 kicked off on May 4, and while the annual celebration is decades old, this year is a bit different. Many people across the U.S. have come to value teachers in a new way because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Alumni ·

How Hand Sanitizer Changed a Business—and a Mission to Help Others

As entrepreneurs at the helm of the mission-based Soapbox—which donates one bar of soap for every bar sold—Dave Simnick, SPA BA ’09 and Dan Doll, Kogod BSBA ’10 have been able to help countless more people during COVID-19.
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Parents & Families ·

AU Family Plays Important Role at University

AU parents Robb Cohen and Gail Schwartz, P ’23, have found meaningful ways to stay connected to the AU community.
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On Campus ·

AU Arboretum: Digging into the Glories of the Garden

American University’s campus is far more than bricks and mortar—it’s an 84-acre accredited and award-winning arboretum and public garden. This academic year, AU completed several significant improvements to campus and the arboretum.
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Alumni ·

Renowned Alumnus Gary Cohn Drives Impact with Investments in AU

Former Board of Trustees member Gary Cohn, Kogod/BSBA ’82, established an enduring legacy at AU through service and philanthropy, including two endowments that strengthen the Kogod School of Business.
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Alumni ·

Eagles Provide Food and Support During the Crisis

Members of the AU community are bringing resources and expertise to make sure others are fed and supported through these challenging times.
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