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 Black Alumni Alliance (BAA)

Chair: Jasmine Stringer, Kogod/BSBA '01
Staff Liaison: Isaac W. K. Thweatt and Nina Cooperman, SPA/MA '15 candidate
Reunion Weekend: October 16 - 18, 2015 |  2014 Multicultural Alumni Reunion
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 and Nina Cooperman, SPA/MA '15 candidate
Reunion Weekend: October 16 - 18, 2015 | 2014 Multicultural Alumni Reunion
Website | Email  |  LinkedIn | Facebook | Newsletter Make 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 John Pope, SIS/BA '13, SIS/MA '15 candidate
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 and Nina Cooperman, SPA/MA '15 candidate
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 and Nina Cooperman, SPA/MA '15 candidate
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: Isaac W. K. Thweatt
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 and John Pope, SIS/BA '13, SIS/MA '15 candidate
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: Isaac W.K. Thweatt and John Pope, SIS/BA '13, SIS/MA '15 candidate
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: Isaac W. K. Thweatt and John Pope, SIS/BA '13, SIS/MA '15 candidate
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 

Staff Liaison: Pat Rabb and John Pope, SIS/BA '13, SIS/MA '15 candidate
Website | LinkedIn  | Facebook

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

AU Honors Alumni Network

Chair: Elizabeth Claps, SOC/BA '05 and Caroline Mayhew Gardner, SIS/BA '05
Staff Liaison: Isaac W. K. Thweatt and John Pope, SIS/BA '13, SIS/MA '15 candidate

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: Isaac W. K. Thweatt

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: Isaac W. K. Thweatt and Nina Cooperman, SPA/MA '15 candidate
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.

Find Your Chapter


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Alumni in the KNOW: Women in Leadership
Join the AU Alumni Association, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and the Career Center as a panel of distinguished alumnae discuss and share their experiences as women in leadership.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

IMI 16th Annual Conference on Intercultural Relations
Hosted at the School of International Service, the Annual IMI Conference on Intercultural Relations is an accessible, affordable, professional development opportunity for those in the field of intercultural relations, cross-cultural & diversity training and education. 

SIS Alumni Book Club: Rough Justice

The School of International Service, in partnership with the US Foreign Policy Program, invites SIS alumni to a book club discussion of Rough Justice: The International Criminal Court in a World of Power Politics. 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Headed to the SXSW Festival? Join EMAA and SOC Professor Lindsay Grace!
Join the Entertainment and Media Alumni Alliance and fellow Eagles in Austin for good food, drinks, and fun during an alumni mixer during the South by Southwest Festival hosted by SOC Professor Lindsay Grace. Registration is $10 per person. 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Mualim Said Conference and Festschrift
Please join the School of International Service and the International Peace and Conflict Resolution program for a one-day international conference bringing together scholars and activists to make presentations that will be published in a festschrift in honor of Mualim Said.

Dinner with Alumni: Beth Fuchs (SPA/BA '73)
Current grad students- if you are interested in the healthcare policy 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 Beth Fuchs (SPA/BA '73) for dinner and a great networking event.

Dinner with Alumni: Lisa Rosenthal and John Kruger
Current upperclassmen- if you are interested in the Department of Defense, 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 and John for dinner and a great networking event.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

SIS Alumni in the Atrium: Paul Stefanou, SIS/MA '14
The School of International Service, in partnership with the AU Career Center and the SIS Alumni Chapter, feature select alumni in the SIS Atrium as part of the Alumni in the Atrium Series. An SIS alumnus/a sits in the atrium on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. to speak with students about careers, internships, interviewing tips, and networking skills. 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Renaissance of Television - A Conversation with Jason Gold, BA/SOC '05
Join the Entertainment and Media Alumni Alliance for ‚ÄčThe Renaissance of Television. School of Communication Dean Jeff Rutenbeck, will have an open discussion with alumnus Jason Gold, SOC/BA '05, regarding his successful career in the field of television production.

Friday, March 27, 2015

AU Alumni Night With The Washington Wizards
Meet us at Verizon Center for a night of exciting basketball action with fellow AU alumni!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Careers for Climate Change & Environmental Justice
Join the Career Center and the Alumni Association for a panel discussion and networking session around career paths in climate change and environmental justice.

Thursday, April 02, 2015

SIS Alumni Book Club: Cosmopolitan Sex Workers

The School of International Service, in partnership with the US Foreign Policy Program, invites SIS alumni to a book club discussion of Cosmopolitan Sex Workers: Women and Migration in a Global City.

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

SIS Alumni of the Year
SAVE THE DATE! 

Dean James Goldgeier cordially invites you to join him in honoring the 2015 School of International Service Alumnus/a of the Year Award recipient.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

2015 Senior Barbecue Series
Congratulations, Class of 2015! Seniors planning to graduate in May and August are cordially invited to join President Neil Kerwin, '71 and Mrs. Ann Kerwin, '71 for the 2015 Senior Barbecues. There is no cost to attend this event.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

2015 Graduate Student BBQ Series
Congratulations, Class of 2015! Graduate students planning to graduate in May and August are cordially invited to join President Neil and Mrs. Ann L. Kerwin '71 for the 2015 Graduate Barbecues. There is no cost to attend this event.

Friday, May 08, 2015

Class of 2015 Toast to Graduates

Pre-registration online will close at 11:59PM on Wednesday, May 7. However, we will gladly accept walk-up registration at the door on the night of the event. 

Graduates of the Class of 2015, please join President Kerwin '71, and Ann Kerwin '71, the American University Alumni Board, and the Office of Alumni Relations for Toast to Graduates, a celebration for graduates and their families.

  

Questions?

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