AU Alumni Board
The American University Alumni Board serves more than 120,000 AU alumni worldwide. Members play a key role in guiding the efforts and initiatives of the Office of Alumni Relations, and serve as regional, national, and international ambassadors for American University.

Alumni Board

The American University Alumni Board has existed since the 1950s and operates to govern the AU Alumni Association, providing strategic insight and professional expertise to assist the university’s outreach effort to alumni. The AUAB is a dedicated group of volunteers who serve as ambassadors for and to the university and work to engage all alumni in the life of the institution.

Apply for the American University Alumni Board

At-large board members serve a two-year term, following which they may reapply for a second term. Considering applying to the Alumni Board? Be sure to review the roles and responsibilities of Alumni Board Membership. Along with the application form for membership, a full resume or bio and two letters of recommendation are required. Applications for membership accepted during the fall of each year.


Alumni Awards

The American University Alumni Awards are the highest honors presented by the Alumni Association on an annual basis. Selected through a highly competitive process, each recipient has made a lasting impact on society and on AU through outstanding professional, philanthropic, or voluntary accomplishments.

Four awards are conferred annually, including the Alumni Achievement Award, the Alumni Recognition Award, the Alumni Eagle Award, and the Rising Star Award. Open to the entire AU community, nominations are accepted each spring.

A separate nomination form must be completed for each nominee, along with the additional nomination statement and letter(s) of recommendation. The 2016 Alumni Awards process is now closed. 

Visit the Alumni Awards web page.

Learn about the 2015 Alumni Award recipients.

History of the Alumni Awards

Learn more about the history of the Alumni Awards and see a list of past recipients.


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