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Headshot of Sean Graham, American University’s Track and Cross Country head coach and a member of the AU alumni board, wearing a striped polo shirt with the AU logo.

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Sean Graham: Alumnus, Track Coach, Alumni Board Member

Behind the story of American University’s Track and Cross Country head coach, alumni board member, and major fundraiser.
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The American and AU Flags Fly On Campus

Alumni ·

AU Alumni Board Seeks New Members

Interested in helping make critical decisions about programming and outreach to fellow Eagles? Apply for the Alumni Board!
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Goldie Hawn at American University

Alumni ·

Goldie Hawn on AU, Mental Health, and Covid-19

DC native Goldie Hawn spent one year as an AU student before launching her career in show business.
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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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Chrisraine Gilpin (left to right) Lena Otto, Grace Chen, Nicole Jean-Pierre and John Paul Mejia make up the newest class of Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars.

Achievements ·

Five Changemakers Join 2025 FDDS Cohort

The newest FDDS cohort includes community advocates, activists and aspiring doctors and lawyers.
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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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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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AU 2021 District Sholars

Achievements ·

AU Welcomes its Second Cohort of District Scholars

The prestigious award covers tuition and room and board for high-achieving students who demonstrate significant financial need.
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