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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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Alumni ·

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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Alumni ·

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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Alumni ·

Student Breaks New Ground for Her Immigrant Family

Kogod School of Business student Tsedal Teshome is a trailblazer, the first in her Ethiopian family to earn a degree. She knows firsthand the weight of that journey—and what a dramatic difference a scholarship can make.
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Alumni ·

Alumna Changemaker Reflects on Family, Community, NHL Championship

Penny Vinik, SIS/BA ’84, grew up with a strong sense of the importance of community.
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Alumni ·

The Durable Impact of Scholarships

AU’s Charles Kligman Central High School Alumni Endowed Scholarship's cascading effect allowed Nicholas O’Connor to continue studying full time toward two bachelor’s degrees, accept an internship, and put him on a career path.
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AU’s Center for Israel Studies Receives $1.5 Million Gift

American University’s Center for Israel Studies (CIS) has received a gift of $1.5 million from Helen and Daniel Sonenshine to endow a permanent faculty position devoted to Israel and Jewish Studies.
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Alumni ·

AU Women in Tech: At the Front Line of Cybersecurity

In a knowledge-driven world, cutting-edge research distinguishes universities. At AU, a high-profile cadre of women scholars is kicking those goals up a notch with groundbreaking research linked to one of the world’s most urgent challenges: cybersecurity.
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Alumni ·

SOC Alumnus and Journalist Derek McGinty Creates Journalism Endowment Fund for Students of Color

SOC Alumnus reflects on his professional journey and the value of passing on knowledge.
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