Young Alumni Chapter

Any AU alumnus/a who graduated in the last 10 years and lives in the D.C. metro area is welcome to join the Young Alumni Chapter (YAC). The YAC sponsors social, cultural, and professional events and works with other alumni groups in creating meaningful programs to enrich the lives of young alumni.  We also participate in alumni sports programs through the Capital Alumni Network (CAN). 

We also have a Young Alumni Chapter in NY - click here to learn more!

Get Involved

There are a limited number of Young Alumni Chapter board positions that are filled on a rolling basis as vacancies arise. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis throughout the year. For more information, or to apply, contact Melissa Bevins at 202-885-5933.

To play on one of our alumni teams in Flag Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, or Golf, contact our CAN liaison.

Chapter Board Members

PresidentNathan Dolezal, CAS/BS ’08 
Vice PresidentElliot Bell-Krasner, SPA/MPP '12
Outreach Relations: Stephanie Klejst, SOC/BA '13
Secretary: Lesley Siu, SOC/BA '13
UFUND RepresentativeJonelle Williams, SPA/BA '09 

At Large Board Members
Daniel Greeley, SPA/BA '08
Yumi Matsumura, SIS/BA '11
Dan Shorts, SPA/BA '11
Barak Sky, KSB/BSBA '09
John Sonsalla, SPA/BA '11
Caitlin Soto, Kogod/BSBA '12
Ryan Studner, KSB/BSBA '09
Sarindee Wickramasuriya, SOC/BA '14

Follow the DC Young Alumni Chapter on Facebook 

Update Your Information

Not receiving information about alumni activities in your area? Update your contact information here, or e-mail with your grad information, address, phone number, and e-mail address. You’ll be plugged into all our activities in your area. 

Upcoming Events

Friday, March 06, 2015

Online Meetup for Young Alumni
Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to connect with AU young alumni from across the country and the globe! Join fellow Eagles to share your experiences, exchange career tips and build your professional network -- all online!

Women's Basketball Patriot League Quarterfinal Game
Come cheer the Eagles to victory in the Patriot League Quarterfinal playoff game.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Volunteer at the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon with the DC Young Alumni Chapter
Join fellow American University young alumni and volunteer at the AU Alumni water station for the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon! There is no cost to participate. Register online to RSVP.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Young Alumni Trivia Night
Join fellow Eagles for trivia night! There is no cost to attend. RSVP by March 19.

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 23, 2015

Washington, D.C., Presidential Reception

The AU Alumni Association cordially invites alumni, parents, and friends in the DC area to an evening reception with American University's 14th President, Neil Kerwin, SPA/BA '71.



    Alumni Relations        
    4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW
    Melissa Bevins
    Assistant Director,
    Alumni Relations