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

Golden Eagles Reunion Luncheon

Friday, October 21, 11 a.m. 
University Club, Mary Graydon Center

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.

Reception Honoring the Class of 1965

Friday, October 21, 7 p.m.
Event is by invitation only.

President and Mrs. Kerwin join the members of the Class of 1965 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



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.

Questions about Golden Eagles?

If you have questions pertaining to Golden Eagles or All-American Weekend, please contact Kara Barnes, director of planned giving, at (202) 885-5914