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Maria Rose Belding

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AU Student Maria Rose Belding Named CNN Hero

American University student Maria Rose Belding (BS public health '19) has been named a CNN Hero for her work to get food to hungry Americans.
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Alumna Dilanthi Ranaweera working in a rice field

Alumni ·

Sowing Opportunity

Dilanthi Ranaweera has forged a path of public service from Washington, DC to the rural farms of Myanmar and Kenya. The School of International Service (SIS) alumna helps smallholder farmers develop a better quality of life.
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Cheryl Holcomb McCoy sits by a table.

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Dean Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy Joins Deans for Impact

Dean Cheryl-Holcomb McCoy is chosen as a member of nationwide Deans for Impact group of influential educators.
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Headshot of Ritanch Hans

Alumni ·

From Student Leader to AU Community Leader

Whether it’s supporting his fellow students or engaging the DC Young Alumni Community, Ritanch Hans, SIS/BA '13, Kogod/MS '15, has always made his AU family a focus.
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Woman in sport jacket, standing outside in front of a fence.

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All That She Can Be: Melissa Mangold is a 2018 Tillman Scholar

The SIS grad student and Army veteran is currently a diplomatic security special agent.
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Student Irena Volkov standing at a podium addressing students at the Merit Award Breakfast.

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Big Award Season for the College of Arts and Sciences

It was a remarkable spring season for College of Arts and Science students, who were awarded fellowships from some of the country’s most prestigious programs.
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Masters in Measurement & Evaluation alumna, Jillian Klarman

Alumni ·

Capstone Feature: Using Measurement & Evaluation to Improve Communities

MS in Measurement in Evaluation alumna Jillian Klarman used her capstone to recommend meaningful improvements to Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, an international organization based in Washington, DC.
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Blue graduation caps worn by American University graduates.

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AU Wins Grants for Work to Make Postsecondary Education Accessible to All

American University’s new Center for Postsecondary Readiness and Success received three grants totaling more than $400,000 from Civic Nation, The Kresge Foundation, and Raise DC.
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Key Conference 2018

Professional News ·

SPA Hosts Ninth Annual Key Executive Leadership Conference with Focus on “Innovation in a Box”

The Key Executive Leadership Conference in Washington D.C. featured 33 speakers from government, the private sector, and SPA, sharing insights on innovation with those new to public service.
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House Speaker Paul Ryan speaks at a memorial service held for Lorenzen in April.

Alumni ·

SPA Alumnus Remembered for Leadership on Capitol Hill

House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Members of Congress spoke recently at a memorial for SPA alumnus Ed Lorenzen, SPA/BA '92, who died tragically in a house fire.
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