Multicultural Alumni Reunion


Multicultural Alumni Reunion at All-American Weekend

October 16 - 18, 2015

THEME – “Reconnecting with our AU: One AU, One Community”

We celebrate our cultural and ethnic differences, along with our common bond of being American University alumni.  Our reunion events give alumni the opportunity to network across generations and to better engage with today's multicultural students.  Our presence and participation sets the example for future alumni and is critical to complete the tapestry this is our colorful alumni network. 

Come back home to THE alumni event of the season...your celebration...the Multicultural Alumni Reunion at All-American Weekend.


Registration will begin mid-August, and prices will be available for full reunion packages as well as a la carte events.

Free events and event prices are marked below.  During registration consider making a gift to one of three student support funds - the Latino Alumni Alliance Book Award, the Black Alumni Alliance Book Award, and the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund benefitting legacy students.


Janethe Peña, SIS/BA '02 and Shawn Richardson, SOC/MA '08
2015 Multicultural Alumni Reunion Chairs

Friday, October 16

Welcome Reception
 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Mead Center for American Theater (Arena Stage)
Molly Smith Study
1101 6th Street, SW
A la carte price - $10 per person

All-Alumni Party
8 - 11 p.m.
Cruise on the Spirit of Washington
600 Water Street, SW
A la carte price - $20 per person

Saturday,October 17

All-American Fall Festival, a family-style barbecue
Seatings at Noon and 1 p.m.
Woods-Brown Amphitheater
Multicultural Fraternity and Sorority Step Presentation from 12:45 - 1 p.m.
A la carte price - $15 per person

The State of Multicultural Students at American University
1 - 2:30 p.m.
McKinley Building, Room TBD

Moderator: TBD

Panelists: TBD

Saturday, October 18

CELEBRATE! Multicultural Student-Alumni Reception
3 - 5 p.m.
Katzen Arts Center Rotunda

Featured Speakers include:

Dr. Neil Kerwin, SPA/BA '71
President, American University

Evelyn Kelly, CAS/BA '01
Chair, AU Latino Alumni Alliance

Jasmine Stringer, Kogod/BSBA '01
Chair, AU Black Alumni Alliance


Multicultural Alumni Reunion Jazz Soiree
7:30 - 10 p.m.
Location: TBD
Cost: TBD

Featured Artists:


Sunday, October 19

Fraternity and Sorority Festival
11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Woods-Brown Amphitheater
(Rain site - SIS Atrium)
A la carte price - $10 per person

Performances and Activities: TBD

Planning Committee

Welcome Reception Co-chairs
Maria Luisa Ortega
Kogod/BSBA '85

Gillie Haynes
SOC/MA '00

The State of Multicultural Students at AU Co-chairs
Co-chair #1

Co-chair #2

CELEBRATE! Co-chairs
Tyrone ("Ty") Harris
SOC/BA '72, WCL/JD '75

Melina Olmo
SIS/BA '99

Jorhena Thomas
SIS/MA '04

Jazz Soiree Co-chairs
Jacqueline ("Jackie") Jackson
WCL/JD '74

Sara Nieves-Grafals
CAS/BA '75, CAS/MA '79, CAS/PhD '80

Jolon McNeil
CAS/BA '98

Fraternity and Sorority Festival Co-Chairs
G. Anthony ("Tony") Bell, D.M., PMP
SIS/BA '88

Oriana Izquierdo
SIS/BA '00

Christopher ("Chris") Quintyne
SPA/BA '07

Social Media and Marketing Co-chairs
Mesha Williams
SOC/MA '07

Jose Aristimiño
SPA/BA '12, WCL/JD '17  candidate

Affinity Leadership
Evelyn Kelly, CAS/BS '01
Chair, AU Latino Alumni Alliance

Jasmine Stringer, Kogod/BSBA '01
Chair, AU Black Alumni Alliance

John Evanoff, WCL/JD '99
President, AU Latino/a Alumni Association of the Washington College of Law

Kimberly LeBlanc, WCL/JD '07, Kogod/MBA '09
President, AU Washington College of Law Black Alumni Association