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Recent News

Carol Ravenal and Nick Schmalz at the Scholarship Luncheon, photo by Jeff Watts.

Art Professor Establishes Award for Students to Travel, Explore

To Carol Bird Ravenal, PhD, travel and study are intertwined. A professor emerita of art at the College of Arts and Sciences, she attributes her painting success to a college trip to Scandinavia and wanted to give art students the same opportunity.

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.

Shelley Brodecki

AU Parent Supports the Arts While Supporting AU

“Volunteering at AU was a great way for me to be involved in the life of the university without being involved in my daughter’s life at the university,” says Shelley Brodecki, mother of Ariella Brodecki, CAS/BA '08.

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.