American University has a broad range of alumni affinity groups and networks that eagerly seek your active participation.  Affinity groups and networks that celebrate and support identity, industry, leisure, student activities, and student experience may be found on this page.  

Alumni groups based on graduation year, region/location, and schools/colleges can be found on our Chapters web page.


Identity

AU Black Alumni Alliance (BAA)

Chair: Jasmine Stringer, Kogod/BSBA '01
Staff Liaison: Isaac W. K. Thweatt
Reunion Weekend: October 16 - 18, 2015 | 2014 Pictures | 2013 A, B, C, Pictures
Website | Email | LinkedIn | Facebook | Newsletter | Make a Gift for Black Students

The mission of the AU Black Alumni Alliance (BAA) is to create a lifelong and worldwide community of AU alumni with greatest focus on the 6,000 black and African-heritage Diaspora communities and beyond.

AU Latino Alumni Alliance (LAA)

Chair: Evelyn Kelly, CAS/BS '01
Staff Liaison: Isaac W. K. Thweatt
Reunion Weekend: October 16 - 18, 2015 2014 Pictures | 2013 A, B, C, Pictures
Website | Email  |  LinkedIn | Facebook | NewsletterMake a Gift for Latino Students

The mission of the American University Latino Alumni Alliance (LAA) is to increase engagement, foster connections, and build a worldwide network of the 4,000 American University Latino and Hispanic-heritage alumni community and beyond. 

AU Legacy Alumni Network (LAN)

Co-Chairs:Linda Lupo-Rodriguez, SOC/BA '87, and Jacqueline 'Jackie' Cirillo-MeisenbergSOC/BA '87
Staff Liaison: Pat Rabb and Sarah Martone
Reunion Weekend: October 17, 2015 Legacy Alumni Breakfast  | See 2014 Pictures
Website
| Make a Gift to the Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship Fund

This network is designed to bring together those alumni and students who have made an AU education part of their family tradition. Generations of families have passed on the AU tradition to their children and grandchildren, and we want to help celebrate this special relationship. The Legacy Alumni Network (LAN) helps these members of the AU community stay in touch with the university and with other legacies through special events and networking opportunities. It rewards families for their continued generational support of AU.

AU Pride Alumni Alliance (AU Pride)

Chair: Chad Appel, J.D., SPA/BA ’03
Staff Liaison: Isaac W. K. Thweatt
Reunion Weekend: October 16 - 18, 2015 | 2014 Pride Alumni Reunion
Website | Email |  LinkedIn | Facebook | Newsletter  | Membership Form

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. 

AU Women's Network

Staff Liaison: Isaac W. K. Thweatt
Website2015 Women in Leadership Event

Join fellow AU alumnae, graduate students,  faculty, staff, and the business community as we connect with AU's alumni population, building and strengthening valuable relationships that will contribute to their professional success, as well as deepen ties to the AU community.



Industry

AU Entertainment and Media Alumni Alliance (EMAA)

Staff Liaison: Carlita Pitts and Jasmeen Waliany
Website | Email | LinkedIn  | Facebook
With more than 10,000 alumni trained in entertainment and media, the American University Entertainment and Media Alumni Alliance (EMAA) aims to create a lifelong and worldwide community of AU alumni with current and aspiring careers in motion pictures, music, television, and theater, as well as news, public communication, journalism, and documentaries.

AU New York Finance Network

Co-Chairs: Jamie Steinberg, Kogod/MBA '11 and Dave Gurak, Kogod/BSBA '05
Staff Liaison: Carlita Pitts and Wim Taylor
Website

AU alumni in the financial services industry play a critical role in expanding the scope and depth of AU’s visibility in New York and the University’s presence with employers across the field. This group, open to alumni at all points in their career, will provide valuable professional networking opportunities in New York, heightened engagement with the institution, and the opportunity to engage in and learn about trends across the industry.

AU Eagles Nest 

Staff Liaison: Isaac W. K. Thweatt
Website l Facebook l LinkedIn 

The mission of AU's Faculty & Staff Alumni Affinity Network (F.S.A.A.N), better known as the Eagles Nest, is to facilitate fellowship among AU alumni who are faculty or staff of the University.  

 

AU Veterans Alumni Network

Chair: Brandon Krapf  SIS/BA '14
Staff Liaison: Kristena Wright
Website

As a partnership between the AU Veterans Network and the American University Alumni Association, the mission of the AU Veterans Alumni Network is to foster and support a community of AU alumni who have previously served in our armed services and to create increased opportunities for meaningful engagement towards the end of greater awareness, pride, participation, volunteer involvement, and philanthropic commitment to American University.


Leisure and Interest

AU Green Alumni Network

Chair: Joshua Kaplan, CAS/BA '11
Staff Liaison: Kristena Wright
LinkedIn

The AU Green Alumni Network is an organization of alumni interested in and actively working towards a green environment and a more sustainable climate in the nation and around the world. Sustainability at American University continues to be a top priority and we hope to bring together our alumni to broaden the message of AU’s efforts in working and promoting the study of green living and sustainability.

AU Social Media Ambassadors

Staff Liaison: Rebecca Vander Linde
Facebook Twitter |  LinkedIn | Flickr Always an Eagle Blog | Storify

AU Social Media Ambassadors works with dedicated alumni looking for great ways to connect with the University and fellow alumni through social media.  


Student Experience

AU Alumni Admissions Volunteer Network 

Chair: Maria Luisa Ortega, Kogod/BSBA '85  
Staff Liaison: Sarah Martone and Pat Rabb
Website | LinkedIn  | Facebook

The Alumni Admissions Volunteers program invites dedicated AU alumni and parents to assist with the recruitment of prospective undergraduate and graduate AU students. 

AU Honors Alumni Network

Chair: Elizabeth Claps, SOC/BA '05 and Caroline Mayhew Gardner, SIS/BA '05
Staff Liaison: Kristena Wright

The AU Honors Alumni Network is an alliance of former students who were actively involved in the Honors Program at American University during their academic tenure. Increased engagement with alumni and networking with future alumni will help foster the development of relationships and successful programs in the Honors Program at American University. 

AU Eagle Alumni Board

Staff Liaison: Kristena Wright

The AU Eagle Alumni Board is an alliance composed of AU alumni who formerly worked on the student newspaper, The Eagle, during their time at American University.

AU Gospel Choir Alumni Network

Co-Chairs: Bradley White, Esq. SPA/BA '99, WCL/JD '07 and Brittany L. Johnson, SOC/BA '10 
Staff Liaison: Kristena Wright
Facebook

A newly formed group created to bring together AU alumni who previously performed in the Gospel choir during their time at AU.




Interested in starting a new alumni affinity group? 
Contact Isaac W. K. Thweatt, director of alumni outreach, at thweatt@american.edu or call (202) 885-5930(202) 885-5930.

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Live Taping of Meredith Vieira Show with EMAA

PLEASE NOTE: Registration for this event has reached its capacity. We apologize for the inconvenience.  

Please join the Entertainment and Media Alumni Alliance for a special opportunity to be a VIP guest in the audience of the Meredith Vieira Show.

 

 


Sunday, September 13, 2015

PRIDE ABCs: September 13 (NY)
Join the AU Pride Alumni Alliance for the summer networking series - Pride ABCs (Alumni Brunch and Cocktails).  Tickets are $22 and include main entree and beverages.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Kogod Center for Career Development Accounting and Finance Day
Join the Kogod Center for Career Development for a networking reception featuring alumni who work in accounting and finance. There is no cost to attend.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Alumni in the KNOW: Jeff Sine
SOLD OUT - The AU Alumni Association is pleased to present career merchant banker and Broadway producer Jeff Sine, SIS/BA '76, to speak about his time at AU and his distinguished career and accomplishments.  Waiting List available

AU BAA 4th Annual CBC Reception

Join the American University Black Alumni Alliance with support from the AU Washington College of Law Black Alumni Association for this 4th annual networking reception honoring the work and service of AU community members during the annual gathering of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 45th Annual Legislative Conference. Cost is $10 per person. Onsite registration available. 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Dinner with Alumni: Kristen Eastlick CAS/BA'95, SPA/MA'96

If you are interested in a career in public policy but can't decide between nonprofits and lobbying, then this dinner is for you. Meet an AU alumna who has been in your shoes and has now succeeded in doing what you aspire to do. Join Kristen Eastlick CAS/BA '95, SPA/MA '96 for dinner and a great networking event to talk about careers in nonprofit advocacy on both conservative and progressive issues. This event is free for current students only.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Kogod Center for Career Development Consulting Day
Join the Kogod Center for Career Development for their annual Consulting Day. There is no cost to attend this event.

Happening Hour- Bringing AU to you!
Network with fellow alumni while learning about the great things that are happening at AU from featured faculty members!

Friday, October 02, 2015

Bahrain for Women Executives: The Economic, Business and Policy Landscape
Join the School of Professional and Extended Studies for a four day peer-to-peer learning program, presented in collaboration with the Bahrain Embassy and their Trade Representative, taking place in Bahrain.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Faculty on the Road: “Running from Office”
Join us for a special Chicago Faculty on the Road event featuring a discussion with School of Public Affairs Professor Jennifer Lawless based on her new book, Running from Office

Dinner with Alumni:Lisa Rosenthal SPA/BA'97, Kogod/MBA '01
If you are interested in the Department of Defense or entrepreneurship career field, then this dinner is for you.  Meet an AU Alum who has been in your shoes and has now succeeded in doing what you aspire to do. Come join Lisa Rosenthal, SPA/BA'97, Kogod/MBA '01  for a dinner and a great networking event.

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Alumni in the KNOW: Ana Polanco, SPA/BA '98
Join alumna Ana Polanco, SPA/BA '98 and Librada Estrada, Co-Founders of Si Tú Quieres, for a conversation on the implications of leadership and the management of power for yourself and for others.

Dinner with Alumni: Jornena Thomas & Linnisa Wahid

If you are interested in national security and intelligence, then this dinner is for you.  Meet two AU Alum who have been in your shoes and have now succeeded in doing what you aspire to do. Come join Jorhena Thomas and Linnisa Wahid for dinner and a great networking event.  

Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Bill Gentile Photojournalism Collection Event
Join the University Library and the Entertainment Media Alumni Alliance on Thursday, October 22 to celebrate the new Bill Gentile Photojournalism Collection. Professor Gentile is an independent journalist and documentary filmmaker, bringing nearly four decades of field experience to the next generation of communicators. This event is free of charge. 

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

Dinner with Alumni: Andrea Murino, SPA/BA '98
If you are interested in a career in law, then this dinner is for you.  Meet an AU Alum who has been in your shoes and has now succeeded in doing what you aspire to do. Come join Andrea Murino SPA/BA '98 for dinner and a great networking event.

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