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Alumni ·

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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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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Alumni ·

Greetings from Rob Johnson

This month, we celebrate the class of 2020, and while the occasion of their commencement wasn't what we imagined just a few months ago, it was really something special.
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Alumni ·

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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