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FROM THE ALUMNI PRESIDENT

This month, we are delighted to welcome more than 2,000 graduates of the class of 2015 into our Alumni Association.
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CALENDAR

5/22, DC - Nationals Baseball with SIS Dean Goldgeier

5/27, San Francisco - Alumni Happy Hour

5/29, DC - Capitol Steps Performance

5/29, Dallas - Welcome Happy Hour

6/2, Chicago - Alumni Happy Hour

6/8, Madrid - Alumni Reception with Provost Scott Bass

6/9, NYC - A Night at the Ballpark with the New York Yankees

6/9, San Diego - Joint Alumni Party on the Patio

6/9, Brussels - Alumni Reception with Provost Scott Bass

6/12, Baltimore - A Night at the Ballpark

6/13, Pittsburgh - Carnegie Museum of Art with Gretchen H. Bender, CAS/MA '94

6/14, DC - 2015 Capital Pride Volunteers

6/17, DC - Night OUT at the Nationals 2015

6/18, DC - Alumni Happy Hour to Welcome New Grads

6/20, DC - SIS Alumni and Friends BBQ

6/24, DC - Your Future Starts Today!: A Young Alumni Career and Networking Panel

6/24, Boston - A Night at the Ballpark

6/25, Puerto Rico - Alumni Reception

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ALUMNI NEWS

Commencement 2015
Watch video of the speeches from each ceremony.

CAS Is #6 in Social Sciences
CAS makes USA Today list of top colleges for a major in the social sciences.

Entertainment and Media Alumni Alliance Hosts Launch Party in DC
The event was attended by nearly 200 alumni.

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

Alum Finds Success on the White House Beat
Wes Barrett, SOC/MA '10, is a producer for Fox News.

Dedicated to diversity: Alumna is United Way’s chief diversity officer
Darlene Slaughter’s love of people and teaching, plus her AU degree, fuels her passion for inclusion.

“Ketching” Up with AU Alumna
Kori Hill Wallace, SPA/BA ’06, is revolutionizing the condiment industry.

SIS Alumna Helps to Raise Funds for Small Nonprofits in NYC
Dana Williams, SIS/BA '86, wears two hats as a real estate professional and nonprofit fundraiser.

ALUMNI IN THE NEWS

Hani Farsi, SIS/BA '92, partners with Lord Puttnam to produce film

Vincent Villano, SPA/BA '08, among winners of the NGLF 2015 Next Generation Awards

Randall Lear, CAS/MFA '14, has an exhibit on display at Adah Rose Gallery

Melissa Alcantra, WCL/JD '04, named a Washington, D.C., Super Lawyer "Rising Star"

Kerwin Speight, SOC/BA '02, promoted to manager of community affairs at NBC Washington

David Goldberg, Kogod/BSBA '99, joins Beazer Homes as vice president and treasurer

Amy Eisman, SOC/MA '76, listed in the Washingtonian's top Tech Titans for 2015


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