Pride Alumni Alliance


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.


November 2015 Issue
April 2015 Issue
December 2014 Issue
September 2014 Issue
May 2014 Issue

Reunion Photos

2015 Pride Alumni Reunion 

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, February 16, 2016

Pride Happy Hour at Flight Wine Bar
Join the AU Pride Alumni Alliance for a fun night of socializing and networking at Flight Wine Bar.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

2016 Being LGBTQ in the Workplace
Join the AU Alumni Association, the Career Center, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, and the Lambda Law Society for a panel discussion on being LGBTQ in the workplace. Explore how identities are expressed, received, and restrained in the pursuit of living and working as your authentic self.

Following the panel presentation, enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres  and refreshments while networking with students, alumni, professionals, faculty, and staff. There is no charge to attend.

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