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.


Pride Alumni Alliance May 2014 Newsletter

Membership Form

Share your feedback and learn how to get involved with the new Pride Alumni Alliance Membership Form!


Aditi Dussault
, CAS/BS '06

DC Social and Networking Programs Co-Chair
Brian Egger, SPA/ MPA '09

San Francisco / Bay Area Social and Networking Programs Co-Chairs
Jason Lalak, SOC/BA '97
Amy Lessler
, SOC/BA '06

New York Social and Networking Programs Co-Chair
Farra Trompeter, CAS/BA '96

Membership Co-Chairs
Jamie Curtis, SIS/BA '03
Brett Zongker, SOC/BA '03, SOC/MA '04

Social Media and Marketing Co-Chair
Chad Appel, J.D., SPA/BA '03
Allison Dickinson, SIS/MA '13

  Future Alumni Outreach Co-Chair
Andrew Dean, SOC/BA '13, SOC/MA '15 candidate

Awards and Scholarships Co-Chair
Mindy Michels, PhD, CAS/MA '98, CAS/PhD '03

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.

Monday, September 08, 2014

Dinner with Alumni: Nathan Dolezal SPA/BS '08 & Dan Shorts SPA/BA 11
If you are interested in working for the government or have questions about public service, then this dinner is for you. Meet two AU alumni who have been in your shoes and have now succeeded in doing what you aspire to do. Come join Nathan and Dan for dinner and a great networking event!

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Alumni in the KNOW: Edward McGinnis SIS/MA '92

The AU Alumni Association host alumni Edward McGinnis SIS/MA '92 to speak about his time at AU and his distinguished career and accomplishments. 

Friday, October 17, 2014

All-American Weekend
Hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations and New Student Programs, AU's All-American Weekend is a celebration of American University alumni, families, students, and friends.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Alumni in the KNOW: Monica J. Hazangeles CAS/MA '96
The AU Alumni Association host alumni Monica J, Hazangeles CAS/MA '96 to speak about her time at AU and her distinguished career and accomplishments. 

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Pride Networking Reception with UMD Lambda Pride Alumni Club
Join the AU Pride Alumni Alliance and the University of Maryland Lambda Pride Alumni Club for an evening of meeting new friends and making connections with fellow LGBTQ and ally alumni.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Alumni in the KNOW: Jeff Sine SIS/BA '76
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.