American University 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.


December 2014 Issue
September 2014 Issue
May 2014 Issue

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

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


Get Involved

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.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

KPU Presents: First Lady Laura Bush, AU 2015 Wonk of the Year

As of Saturday, March 28, all 100 tickets for alumni have been reserved.  Thank you for your interest in this event.

The Kennedy Political Union (KPU) is proud to announce that former First Lady Laura Bush is American University’s 2015 Wonk of the Year.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Lambda Law Society Alumni Association Dinner and Awards Reception

In conjunction with the AU Pride Alumni Alliance, the Washington College of Law has established the Lambda Law Society Alumni Association. To launch this new Association, we will be holding an inaugural event at Tico.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

PRIDE ABCs: Alumni Brunch and Cocktails (NY)

Join the AU Pride Alumni Alliance for the Pride ABCs (Alumni Brunch & Cocktails)! Connect and chat with other members of the LGBTQ and ally alumni community over delicious food and drinks.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

PRIDE Networking at Nellie's Restaurant

Join American University's Pride Alumni Alliance and the University of Maryland's Lambda Pride Alumni for cocktails and connections after work at Nellie's Restaurant located on Washington, D.C.'s famous U Street.