Grace Eggleston

Communications ·

Meet the Community Voice Fellows

Meet the talented fellows of the Community Voice Lab.
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Communications ·

Community Voice partners with Street Sense Media

The Community Voice Lab’s new partnership with Street Sense Media aims to connect AU’s film community with the Street Sense filmmaker’s co-op, with the goal of providing Street Sense artists and journalists with media training and resources.
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Hyatt Mamoun

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Neel Foundation Scholarship Helps Film Students Make Substantial Strides in Their Work

The Neel Foundation scholarship seeks to support documentary film students while they create works for film festivals. Here is what some of this year's recipients have been up to.
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Amelia Tyson and Ashley Luke standing on either side of a sign at a conference.

Communications ·

Exploring Environmental Filmmaking from East Coast to West with SOC Student Amelia Tyson

Amelia Tyson is a documentarian who aims to infuse the heart and a message of stewardship in the films she creates. Tyson focuses on environmental stories, hoping to both educate viewers to genuinely care for the earth.
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Eman Alghamdi standing in front of a tree holding a coffee cup

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From Class Assignment to Passion Project: MFA Student Eman Alghamdi on the Process of Creating “A Piece of Paper”

What if your family was separated by a simple piece of paper? MFA film student Eman Alghamdi tells the story of Remi, a Syrian refugee who hasn’t seen his family in three years. The film, “A Piece of Paper,” screened Nov. 10 at Suns Cinema.
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Rikki Kyle

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The Next Olivia Pope? PR Student Rikki Kyle Changing Representation in the Industry One Step at a Time

Public Relations and Strategic Communication student Rikki Kyle was the recipient of the organization’s Ofield Dukes Multicultural Student Award at the 2019 Public Relations Student Society of American conference.
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Alumni ·

Susan Zirinsky Awarded 2019 Cyrus A. Ansary Medal

American University has named CBS News President Susan Zirinsky as the recipient of the 2019 Cyrus A. Ansary Medal for leadership and service.
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Graham P. Wheeler standing next to a table with a large trophy on it

Communications ·

Marketing World Champions: Alum Graham Wheeler on Working the Nationals’ World Series Victory Season

Graham Wheeler, SOC '12, has been Digital Marketing Manager at the Washington Nationals for their last three seasons. This year, he got a front row seat to their first ever World Series victory.
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Laura DeNardis, Bethany and Peter Yarrow perform on stage.

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“The River and Wall” Screening Features Performance by Peter and Bethany Yarrow

World renowned musician and activists performed at SOC on Oct. 1 for the opening of Films Across Borders.
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Cherry Graziosi standing in front of a movie theatre at the Sundance Film Festival

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Knock Down the House: An Interview with Co-Producer Cherry Graziosi

SOC alumna Graziosi shares why and how she decided to get involved in bringing the acclaimed documentary to the screen.
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