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

PresidentNathan Dolezal, CAS/BS ’08 
Vice PresidentElliot Bell-Krasner, SPA/MPP '12
Outreach Relations: Stephanie Klejst, SOC/BA '13
Secretary: Lesley Siu, SOC/BA '13
UFUND RepresentativeJonelle Williams, SPA/BA '09 

At Large Board Members
Daniel Greeley, SPA/BA '08
Yumi Matsumura, SIS/BA '11
Laura Matteo, CAS/BA ’07 
Dan Shorts, SPA/BA '11
Barak Sky, KSB/BSBA '09
John Sonsalla, SPA/BA '11
Caitlin Soto, Kogod/BSBA '12
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

Monday, November 03, 2014

Show Me The Money!: A Seminar on Financial Planning for DC Young Alumni
Join the DC Young Alumni Chapter for this evening seminar on financial planning and management. There is no cost to attend this event. RSVP by October 30.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Tour and Tasting at Green Hat Gin

This event has reached capacity. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Join us for a tour and tasting at Green Hat Gin, DC's premier gin distillery.

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Pride Networking Reception with UMD Lambda Pride Alumni Club
Join the AU Pride Alumni Alliance and the University of Maryland Lambda Pride Alumni Club for an evening of meeting new friends and making connections with fellow LGBTQ and ally alumni.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Alumni in the KNOW: Richard Davis SPA/BA '74
The AU Alumni Association is pleased to present alumnus Richard Davis, SPA/BA '74, who has had a wealth of interesting experiences working for CNN for the last few decades often being on the forefront of breaking news.

Monday, November 17, 2014

YAC Trivia Night
Join the D.C. Young Alumni Chapter and fellow AU alumni for an evening of trivia. Alumni are encouraged to create teams of 5, but teams are always looking for free agents. Prizes for the winning team will be available.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Holiday Open House at the President's House
Please join President and Ann Kerwin at their home for a festive holiday open house. Drop in for hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer, and soft beverages. You'll enjoy the house's hand-selected art from the Watkins Collection, as well as live entertainment and time to mingle with fellow alumni, parents, and friends.  There is no cost to attend.