D. C. Young Alumni Chapter



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

    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

President: Nathan Dolezal, CAS/BS ’08
Vice President: Elliot Bell-Krasner, SPA/MPP '12
Secretary: Ana Hontz Ward, SOC/MA '06
Outreach Relations: Caitlin Soto, Kogod/BSBA '12
UFUND Representative: Jonelle Williams, SPA/BA '09

At Large Board Members
Daniel Greeley, SPA/BA '08
Stephanie Klejst, SOC/BA '13
Yumi Matsumura, SIS/BA '11
Laura Matteo, CAS/BA ’07
Dan Shorts, SPA/BA '11
Lesley Siu, SOC/BA '13
Barak Sky, KSB/BSBA '09
John Sonsalla, SPA/BA '11
Ryan Studner, KSB/BSBA '09

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Update Your Information

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

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Manchester United vs. Inter Milan at FedEx Field
Join fellow American University alumni and soccer fans to watch two of European soccer's biggest names play at FedEx Field. Tickets are $75 per person. RSVP by July 24.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Cirque Du Soleil: Amaluna live in D.C.
Join the American University Alumni Association as we experience Cirque Du Soleil's presentation of "Amaluna" live in Washington, D.C. Discount pricing for AU alumni and friends available.

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Pride ABCs (Alumni Brunch & Cocktails) Series
Join the Pride Alumni Alliance for the Pride ABCs (Alumni Brunch & Cocktails)! Connect and chat with other members of the LGBTQ and ally alumni community over delicious food and drinks. Brunches are in New York and D.C. each Sunday in August. Space is limited, so reserve your seat ASAP!

Friday, August 22, 2014

AU's Night at Nationals Park
Celebrate the third year of AU at Nationals Park when American University will be front and center as the Washington Nationals host the San Francisco Giants. Join fellow alumni, current students, and friends for a picnic dinner at the ballpark before the game, then watch David Aldridge, SOC/BA '87, sports journalist, AU alumnus and Washington native throw the first pitch before the Nats take on the Giants. Tickets are $25.00 each. 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Frederick Alumni Happy Hour
Join fellow AU alumni in Frederick, MD for happy hour. There is no cost to attend this event. RSVP by September 26.