Multicultural Alumni Reunion

Thanks to all who joined the AU Alumni Association, in partnership with the AU Black Alumni Alliance and AU Latino Alumni Alliance, as we increased our multicultural footprint through a new and exciting engagement...the Multicultural Alumni Reunion at All-American Weekend!

Alumni spanning six decades came together to celebrate our unique experiences, build new friendships across generations, tour the campus, engage with current students and inspire alumni to continue to nurture their relationship with American University and the alumni community. 

If you graduated from American University, you left campus but not the AU community.
This is our AU!

Event Info

Friday, October 18, 2013       
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Sunday October 20, 2013    
Multicultural Alumni Reunion Welcome Reception       
6:30 p.m - 8:30 p.m.
Hotel Palomar
2121 P Street, NW
Washington, D.C.
$10 registration fee

The After Party @ The All-Alumni Party
8 p.m.
The Mansion on O Street
2020 O St, NW 
Washington, DC 20036
$15 registration fee

Career Development and Multiculturalism

(Business and Personal Development Sessions)
1 - 2:45 p.m.
Katzen Arts Center
Free event

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

A Gospel Extravaganza
featuring the Gospel Choir Alumni Network
5 p.m.
Kay Spiritual Life Center
Free event

Fraternity and Sorority Brunch
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
AU Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
$10 registration fee

Multicultural Alumni Reunion Chairs

Clarence Fluker, SOC/MA '02 and Antonio Gutierrez, Esq. SIS/BA '01

THEME – “Our AU: Reconnecting with Community”

American University alumni represent a broad range of cultural identities and experiences with the connecting point of alma mater. Each alumnus has helped shape and positively contribute to a stronger, more diverse and inclusive university community and weaves into a powerful network. We come together to recognize and celebrate our connection to the larger AU community at this annual reunion and celebration at All-American Weekend as the Multicultural Alumni Reunion (MCAR).


Pre-registration for all MCAR events is closed, but we will accept walk-up registrations onsite.

Friday, October 17

Welcome Reception
6 - 8 p.m.
Hotel Monaco D.C.
700 F Street, NW
A la carte price - $10 per person

All-Alumni Party
8 - 11 p.m.
Woolly Mammoth Theater Company 
641 D Street, NW
A la carte price - $20 per person

Saturday,October 18

Community Reunions
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Kogod School of Business
Terrace Level Classrooms

  • Barkada + Caribbean Circle + International Student Association
  • Frederick Douglass Scholars + STEP alumni
  • Gospel Choir Alumni Network
  • Graduate Student Alliance + WCL Multicultural Community
  • Latino and American Student Organization (LASO)
  • OASATAU + UHURU + Black Student Alliance

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

Saturday, October 18

The State of Multicultural Students at American University
2 - 3 p.m.
Kogod Student Lounge

Moderator: The Honorable Gerald Bruce Lee
SOC/BA '73, WCL/JD '76
Judge,  United States District Court
Alexandria, VA

Panelists include:

Dr. Sharon Alston
Vice Provost, Undergraduate Enrollment
American University

Dr. Keith D. Leonard
Associate Professor
Department of Literature
American University

Marcy Campos
Director, Office of Community
Engagement and Service
American University

Shirleyne McDonald
Associate Director
Office of Financial Aid
American University

Cassandra Henry
AU Student Leader

Jasmyn Shumate
President, AU Black Student Alliance

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

Dr. Thomas J. Minar
Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations
American University

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

Clarence J. Fluker, SOC/MA '02
Chair, AU Black Alumni Alliance

Sunday, October 19

Fraternity and Sorority Brunch
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Katzen Arts Center
A la carte price - $15 per person

Host Committee

Gina F. Adams
SPA/BA '80
Senior Vice President of Government Affairs
FedEx Corporation

Fanta Aw, PhD
Kogod/BSBA '90, SPA/MPA '94
Assistant Vice President of Campus Life
and Hurst Senior Professorial Lecturer
American University

Marlinda Boxley, JD
Kogod/BSBA '88,  WCL/JD '91
Executive Director
Innovation in Education REform

Miguel Bustos
SIS/MA '95
Senior Vice President, Community Relations
and Outreach Regional Director
Wells Fargo

Violeta Ettle
Kogod/MBA '76
Vice Provost, Academic Administration
American University

The Honorable Gerald Bruce Lee
SOC/BA '73, WCL/JD '76
Judge,  United States District Court
Alexandria, VA

Carolyn Minick Mason, Esq.
SIS/BA '88

Joy Thomas Moore

SOC/BA '72, SOC/MA '73
President and CEO
JWS Media Consulting

RJ Narang
SPA/BA '02
President and CEO
Renegade Technology Systems, Inc (RTSI)

Ana M. Polanco, Esq.
SPA/BA '98
CEO and Founder
Polanco Consulting

Danica Starks
SIS/BA '99
International Trade Specialist for
Russia, the Caucasus, and Central Asia
U.S. Department of Commerce