Multicultural Alumni Reunion

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).


To confirm your participation, visit the main AAW registration page. Pre-registration for all MCAR events is available at a package price of $45 (a $15 discount), and includes a commemorative reunion t-shirt and access to the All-Alumni Party.

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

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

Jasmyn Shumate
President, Black Student Alliance
American University

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

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

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

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

Violeta Ettle
MBA/Kogod '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
BA/SPA '02
President and CEO
Renegade Technology Systems, Inc (RTSI)

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

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

Planning Committee

Reunion Chairs
Jolene McNeil, CMP
SPA/BA '97

Antonio Gutierrez, Esq.
SIS/BA ’01

Welcome Reception Co-Chairs
Tyrone Harris, Esq.
SOC/BA ’72, WCL/JD ’75

Antonio Gutierrez, Esq.
SIS/BA ’01

Community Reunions Co-Chairs
Jolon McNeil

CAS/BA ’98

Marcela Guachamin-Trask
SIS/BA ’06

LASO Hosts
Vanessa Palma

Barkada/Carib. Circle/ ISA Hosts

The Honorable Gerald B. Lee
Tyrone Harris

Graduate Student / WCL Hosts
Clarence Fluker
Dawn Sequiera

Gospel Choir Alumni Network
Bradley White
Brittany Johnson
Sylstea Sledge

Frederick Douglass/STEP Hosts

State of Multicultural Students Co-Chairs
Evelyn Kelly
CAS/BS ’01

Clarence Fluker
SOC/MA ’02

CELEBRATE Multicultural Student-Alumni Reception Co-Chairs
Janethe Peña
SIS/BA ’02

Shawn Richardson

SOC/MA ’08

Sub-committee Members
Aditi Dussault
CAS/BS '06
(also Chair, AU Pride Alumni Alliance)

Alison McNeil
CAS/MA '04

Fraternity and Sorority Brunch Co-Chairs
Wendy Edge
Kogod/BSBA ’89

Amanda Quiñones
SIS/BA ’08

Sub-committee Members
Isel A. Galvan
SOC/BA '10

Antonio Gutierrez, Esq.
SIS/BA ’01

Oriana Izquierdo
SIS/BA '00

Qui-Juan Jones
Kogod/BSBA ’09

Phillip A. Lattimore,II, Esq
SPA/BA '83, JD/WCL '86

Vanessa Perry, MBA, PhD
CAS/BA '88

Rev. Stephen A. Tillett
SPA/BA '82

Social Media and Marketing Co-Chairs
Mesha Williams
SOC/MA ’07

Qui-Juan Jones
Kogod/BSBA ’09

Nakeesha Ceran
SPA/BA ’10, MA ‘12

Daniel A. Leon-Davis