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Pride Alumni Alliance leader Shawn Richardson at event

Alumni ·

Message from Pride Alumni Alliance Chair

With all that’s going on around us from a pandemic to racial injustice, spirits are low and emotions are understandably high. I encourage you to stay hopeful.
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Meet the 2024 Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars

Five student leaders, committed to multidimensional excellence and interested in pursuing social justice careers, have been named Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars.
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Nancy Erickson, Isabel Taylor, and Matthew Hufford

Achievements ·

Winning MPA Capstone Poster Highlights Racial Disparities in Maternal Health

SPA students Nancy Erickson, Matthew Hufford, and Isabel Taylor have won this year’s Best MPA Capstone Poster Award with a research project entitled "Maternal Health Outcomes in D.C."
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Shawn Richardson smiles for an event photo

Alumni ·

Pride Alumni Alliance: A Year in Review

Shawn Richardson, chair of the Pride Alumni Alliance, shares highlights from his volunteer experience.
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Alumni Board President Rob Johnson on campus

Alumni ·

Greetings from Rob Johnson

I always seek to find words that represent us all. To share words we can all get behind, sentiments that illuminate our commonalities, our shared experiences, and our collective responsibilities.
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Alumni ·

A message from AU's Alumni Association and Black Alumni Alliance

We write today with a message of unqualified support for American University’s Black alumni, faculty, staff, and students.
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A Taste for Entrepreneurship: KSB Alum Ensures Local Food Access in Pandemic

Mitch Berliner, Kogod/BS ’70, a Maryland Food Industry Hall of Fame inductee, has forged an innovative career at the forefront of the food industry. His businesses have undergone tremendous changes to meet the challenges of COVID-19.
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Achievements ·

AU Welcomes District Scholars

Meet the high-achieving students from Washington, DC’s public and public charter high schools who have received full scholarships as part of the AU District Scholars Award.
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Alumni ·

The Art of Helping Others: Alumna and MD First Lady Yumi Hogan Makes Creative Connections

Maryland’s first lady Yumi Hogan, CAS/MFA ’10, is a bridge-builder using the creative and empathetic thinking she developed at AU. Recently, she has been focusing her efforts on COVID-19 resources and recovery to keep Marylanders healthy and safe.
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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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