Alliances and Interest Groups 



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 Asian and Pacific Islander Alumni Network (APIAN)

Chair: Yumi Matsumura Villatoro, SIS/BA '11
Staff  Liaison: Isaac W. K. Thweatt
Reunion Weekend: October 20 - 22, 2017
WebsiteFacebook 

This AU network was created with the mission to increase engagement, foster connections, and build a worldwide network of the 5,500 American University Asian and Pacific Islander-heritage alumni community and beyond.

AU Black Alumni Alliance (BAA)

Chair: Bradley White,  SPA/BA '99, WCL/JD '07
Staff Liaison: Isaac W. K. Thweatt
Congressional Black Caucus Reception:  2017 Date TBD | 2016
Reunion Weekend: October 20 - 22, 2017 | 2016 | 20152014 | 2013
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: Janethe Peña, SIS/BA '02
Staff Liaison: Isaac W. K. Thweatt
MCAR Mini Reunion: October 22, 2016
Reunion Weekend: October 20 - 22, 2017 | 2016 | 20152014 | 2013
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: Michael Russell, Kogod/BSBA '86, and Christine Moo-Young, Kogod, BSBA '87
Staff Liaison: Pat Rabb and Sarah Martone
Reunion Weekend:  October 20 - 22, 2017 | 2016 | 2015
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: Vacant
Staff Liaison: Isaac W. K. Thweatt
Reunion Weekend: TBD  | 2015 Pride Alumni Reunion Photos
Website | Email | LinkedIn | Facebook | Newsletter | Membership Form

The vision of AU Pride Alumni Alliance (AU Pride) is to connect and engage the LGBTQ and ally communities of American University Alumni through celebrating diversity and increasing visibility. 

AU Women's Network

Co-chairs: Lori George Billingsley, SOC/MA '91; Penny Pagano, SOC/BA '65
Staff  Liaison: Pat Rabb 
Website | EmailFacebook | Newsletter

Join fellow AU alumnae, graduate students,  faculty, staff, and the business community as we connect, build, and strengthen valuable relationships that will contribute to their professional success, as well as deepen ties to the AU community.

Industry

AU Eagles Nest 

Staff Liaison: Isaac W. K. Thweatt
Website | Facebook | 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 Entertainment and Media Alumni Alliance (EMAA)

Staff Liaison: Carlita Pitts
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 Veterans Alumni Network

Chair: William Hubbard, SIS/BA '11 
Staff Liaison: EmilyAnn Walrath
Website | Facebook

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 Social Media Ambassadors

Staff Liaison: Zim Ezumah
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: Amy Lampert, SOC/BA '94
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 Eagle Alumni Board

Staff Liaison: EmilyAnn Walrath

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: Shayna Hayes, SOC/BA '07, Christian Taylor, Kogod/BSBA '12
Staff Liaison: EmilyAnn Walrath
Facebook

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

AU Honors & Scholars Alumni Network

Co-Chairs: Julien Blaney, CAS/BA '16; Justin W. Morgan, CAS/BS '16
Staff Liaison: EmilyAnn Walrath

The mission of the AU Honors & Scholars Alumni Network is to provide a space for alumni of American University's premier academic programs to share ideas, develop as impactful professionals, and support the university as philanthropic partners.


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.

Find Your Chapter


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Dinner with Alumni featuring George Whitehouse & Will Hubbard
Meet AU alumni who have been in your shoes and now offer their perspective on life after AU as a veteran. Come join Mr. George Whitehouse (Army), Kogod/BS '69, and Will Hubbard (Marines), SIS/BA '11, for dinner and a great networking event.This event is for current student veterans only.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Dinner with Alumni featuring Kerry-Ann Hamilton, SIS/MA ’05
If you are interested in the international communications/development career field, 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. Come join Kerry-Ann Hamilton, SIS/MA '05, for dinner and a great networking event. This event is for current graduate students only. 

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Dinner with Alumni featuring Darlene Slaughter, SPA/MS ’93
If you are interested in the human resource/organizational development career field, 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. Come join Darlene Slaughter, SPA/MS '93, for dinner and a great networking event. This dinner is for current graduate students only. 

Friday, April 07, 2017

Dinner with Alumni featuring Piya Charanjiva, Kogod/BSBA '91
If you are interested in the business consulting/management career field, 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. Come join Piya Charanjiva, Kogod/BSBA '91, for dinner and a great networking event. This event is for current students only. 

Sunday, April 09, 2017

2017 Latino Alumni Alliance Brunch
Join American University's Latino Alumni Alliance with the AU Latino/a Alumni Association of the Washington College of Law for the fifth annual Spring brunch. Our panel topic is "The First 100 Days and Beyond:  Latinos Thriving in a New Political Climate."  Enjoy the opportunity to reconnect with friends, network with new alumni, and find out how you can become involved.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Future of Television & Film – What’s Next?
Please join the Entertainment and Media Alumni Alliance for a reception and panel discussion titled “The Future of Television & Film – What’s Next?” The cost to attend is $10.00 per person.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

2017 Senior BBQ Series
Congratulations, Class of 2017! Seniors planning to graduate in May are cordially invited to join President Neil Kerwin, SPA/BA '71, and Mrs. Ann Kerwin, CAS/BA '71, for the 2017 Senior Barbecues. There is no cost to attend. This event is for graduating seniors only.

2017 Graduate BBQ Series
Congratulations, Class of 2017! Master's/PhD and WCL students planning to graduate in May are cordially invited to join President Neil, SPA/BA '71, and Ann Kerwin, CAS/BA '71, for the 2017 Graduate Barbecues. There is no cost to attend. This event is for graduating Master's/PhD and WCL students only.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

SIS Career Day
Current students and alumni are invited to take part in an afternoon of career development workshops at SIS led by employers and SIS staff as well as members of the SIS Global Alumni Network followed by a complimentary reception. 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

American University's Inaugural Latinx Graduation Ceremony
Join us as we honor all graduating seniors who identify as Latinx/are of Hispanic heritage for our inaugural annual celebration of latinx graduates. This presented in part by the AU Latino Alumni Alliance and the AU Washington College of Law Latino/a Alumni Association.

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    Alumni Relations        
    202-885-5930  
    4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW
    Isaac W.K. Thweatt
    Director of Alumni Outreach