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Alumni ·

Perspective: Though Cut Short, My Time Abroad Proves I'm On The Right Track

After graduating in May, Mac Kenna Rogers, SIS/BA ‘20, takes a moment to reflect on her time at AU and the experiences she had abroad in Nairobi, Kenya this past spring before it was cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Achievements ·

Top Homeland Security Officials Support SPA Graduate Student Education

Graduate students in Trace Lasley’s Principles of Homeland Security (GOVT 630) class this spring gained more than a theoretical understanding of the subject matter.
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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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Alumni ·

Student-Alumni Connections Go Virtual During COVID-19

As president of a political marketing company he founded while still at American University, a new dad, and now part of the Alumni Board, a typical day for Michael Worley, SPA/BA ’12, is never really typical.
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Achievements ·

MPP Student’s Atypical Journey to Foreign Service Career

Aminata Sy, SPA/MPP ’21, grew up in Senegal and immigrated to the United States in 2001. As she and her husband were raising three children in Philadelphia, Sy volunteered at their school and rediscovered her own passion for learning.
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Student-Athlete Alumna Coaches AU 5K/10K Training Program Virtually

Brianna Belo, CAS/BA ’18, CAS/MS ’19, gives back to the AU faculty and staff community on her home-away-from-home, the AU track.
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Achievements ·

A Celebration of You

For AU’s 139th commencement ceremony, students from all eight of AU’s schools participated in an online ceremony—and celebrated with family and friends.
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A dissertation defense takes place on Zoom.

Achievements ·

SIS PhD Dissertation Defenses Go Virtual

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, two SIS PhD students have successfully defended their dissertations virtually.
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Achievements ·

Banner Award Season for College of Arts and Sciences Students

Congratulations to the 2020 University Student Award Winners!
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Achievements ·

Cheldina Jean Named 2020 President’s Award Winner

Scientist Cheldina Jean’s academic achievement, leadership, and passion for service led to the 2020 President’s Award, the highest distinction for an AU undergraduate.
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