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Who are we?

SPA alumni

More than 20,000 worldwide, alumni of the School of Public Affairs work in state and federal government, as lobbyists, business executives, teachers, journalists, web designers, and attorneys, to name a few. More than 40 percent of SPA alumni live in the Washington, DC area.

SPA alumni are certainly leaving their mark. From television talk show hosts to Members of Congress, check out some of SPA's notable alumni.

Why You Should Be Involved with SPA Alumni

  • You will meet old and new friends at our many alumni events throughout the year and have the opportunity to network
  • You will be informed of SPA happenings through our SPA Update newsletter and e-mail communications from staff and the Dean
  • You will have the chance to give back to your alma mater and possibly mentor a current student, guest lecture in a class or become a donor
  • You will be associated with a top ten school of public affairs and share in its rich offerings of lectures, speeches, forums and other academic conversations
  • Please visit the American University's Alumni Benefits & Services site to find out about the following benefits for active members:
    • Bender Library card
    • Jacobs Fitness Center discount
    • Child care access
    • Campus space availability
    • Publications
    • Donor Rewards card
    • Alumni ID card
    • Alumni audit
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Making a Gift

The School of Public Affairs' tradition of academic excellence is made possible through the generous support of alumni and friends. Your generosity contributes the funds necessary to bridge the gap between revenues and the true cost of running a world class university.

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Stay Connected

Register for the AU On-Line Community - an AU resource that lets alumni reconnect with old friends as well as establishing a permanent free e-mail address, network, and even design your own web site.