Golden Eagles


American University’s Golden Eagles are alumni who first graduated from AU 50 or more years ago.  Golden Eagles gather annually to celebrate the induction of the newest class to join the group, a shining example of the connections that exist between the many generations of AU alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends.

Special Gatherings for Golden Eagles Alumni

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Golden Eagles Reunion Luncheon

Friday, October 16, 11 a.m. 
University Club, Mary Graydon Center
Complimentary parking is available in the SIS garage.

American University President Neil Kerwin, SPA/BA ’71, and his wife Ann Kerwin, CAS/BA ’71, will host this the opening celebration for the weekend.  Members of the Class of 1965 will be inducted as Golden Eagles at this special ceremony, and all alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago will be honored for their lifetime association with AU.

Golden Eagles Post-Luncheon Tea

Friday, October 16, 1:15 p.m. 
Room 5, Mary Graydon Center

An opportunity to continue the conversation with friends new and old.

Reception Honoring the Class of 1965

Friday, October 16, 7 p.m.

The President’s House
Event is by invitation only.

President and Mrs. Kerwin welcome the members of the Class of 1965 into their home for a private reception in honor of their 50th reunion.


Golden Eagles Reunion Committee

Craig Berrington, SIS/BA ’65
Susan Olsen Berrington, SIS/BA ’65
Nancy Burkett, SIS/BA ’65
Randall K. Burkett, SIS/BA ’65
David R. Drobis, SOC/MA ’65
Stephen F. Lau, SIS/BA ’65, SIS/MA ’66, SIS/PhD ’70
Lurrae Lupone, CAS/BA ‘65
Betsy Anderson Mangone, SPA/BA ’65- Honorary Co-Chair
Sherry Lee Mueller, SIS/BA ’65
Daniel S. Natchez,  KSB/BA ’65, KSB/MBA ’66
Penny Pagano,  CAS/BA ’65 - Honorary Co-Chair
Kay Parker Scheidler,  SIS/BA ’65
Sue Chattler Schulte,  SPA/BA ’65
Gary R. Weaver, SIS/BA ’65, SIS/MA ’67, SIS/PhD ’70
Robert R. Williams III,  KSB/BS ’65



Submit Your Profile for the 2015 Memory Book

Share the story of your life since graduation with fellow Golden Eagles by creating a profile for the 2015 Memory Book.  Submit by September 4 in order to ensure your inclusion in the version distributed at All-American Weekend.  Everyone who contributes a profile will receive a copy of the book, even if they are unable to attend the Golden Eagles Reunion Luncheon. 

View the 2014 Golden Eagles Memory Book.

Join the Golden Eagles Facebook Group

The American University Golden Eagles Facebook Group is the place to reconnect with classmates and fellow alumni throughout the year.  We will be sharing exclusive content, such as yearbook photos, polls, classmate spotlights, during the lead up to All-American Weekend.

Questions about Golden Eagles?

If you have questions pertaining to Golden Eagles or All-American Weekend, please contact Charley Boynton, associate director of planned giving, at (202) 885-5941 or  

Support the Golden Eagles Fund in Honor of Your Lifetime Association with AU

Alumni marking their 50th reunion are encouraged to celebrate their ongoing AU affiliation with a donation to the Golden Eagles Fund and to renew their generous support each subsequent reunion year. The Golden Eagles Fund will provide scholarship support to help future generations of American University students pursue their academic dreams.

An anonymous graduate from the Class of 1965 has offered to match up to $20,000 in contributions to the Golden Eagles Fund this year.  With your support, the Golden Eagles Fund can become a permanent scholarship opportunity for students seeking a high-quality education at AU.