The vision of AU Pride Alumni Alliance (AU Pride) is to connect and engage the LGBT and ally communities of American University Alumni through celebrating diversity and increasing visibility. Achieving these goals lies in the continued engagement of our Pride Alumni through active participation, volunteer opportunities, philanthropic commitment to American University, and raising awareness of the issues affecting the LGBT and ally communities at large.


April 2015 Issue
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Membership Form

Share your feedback and learn how to get involved with the new Pride Alumni Alliance Membership Form!


Chad Appel, J.D., SPA/BA ’03

Immediate Past Chair
Aditi Dussault, CAS/BS ’06

DC Social and Networking Programs Co-Chair
Emily McGranachan, SIS/MA ’14 

San Francisco / Bay Area Social and Networking Programs Co-Chairs
Jason Lalak, SOC/BA ’97
Amy Lessler, SOC/BA ’06

Signature Programs Co-Chair
Brian Egger, SPA/MPA ’09
2015 Pride Alumni Alliance Reunion Chair

Washington College of Law Lambda Law Society Alumni Association Co-Chairs
Brandon Román, WCL/JD '13, SIS/MA '13
Daniel Honeycutt, WCL/JD '14

Social Media and Marketing Co-Chair
Brett Zongker, SOC/BA '03, SOC/MA '04

Future Alumni Outreach Co-Chair
Andrew Dean, SOC/BA ’13, SOC/MA ’15 candidate

Student Representatives
Tyler Bowders, CAS/BA ’15
Emmett Patterson, CAS/BA ’15

Staff Agent
Michael Ross, associate director of information services, AU


Stay Connected through Social Media

AU Pride is currently seeking alumni volunteers who want to be involved in this engagement opportunity. From leading the way to planning events and spreading the word, there is a place on the Pride Leadership Circle for everyone to be involved. Join AU Pride on Facebook and LinkedIn to connect to other alumni and stay updated on events and meetings.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Webinar: Navigating the College Application Process

Applying to college can feel like a full-time job, but educating yourself about key steps can make the college application process less stressful. Join Greg Grauman, Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Admissions, for this webinar to learn some tips to make the process easier.  All AU alumni and their family members are invited to attend.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Twitter Town Hall with President Kerwin
American University President Neil Kerwin, SPA/BA '71, will host a Twitter Town Hall for alumni on Wednesday, October 28, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. ET. This is an excellent opportunity for you to share your thoughts and ask questions about American University. Submit your questions live (or before the event if you can't attend) by tweeting and including the hashtag #AskAUPres.

Follow @AmericanUAlum and #AskAUPres to see President Kerwin's answers and join the conversation!

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