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Carlos Mark Vera (center) poses at a Pay Our Interns event.

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An Unexpected Path to Becoming a Changemaker

Carlos Mark Vera, SPA/BA ’20, says his “riches to rags” story helped him find his place in politics, activism, and AU.
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Matching Gift Challenge: Coming Together to Give Back

A matching gift challenge gave three alumnae the opportunity to honor their AU experiences and create change for future AU students, further amplifying why philanthropy at AU matters.
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Betsy Moler

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Energy Policy Leader Gives Second Gift to Support AU Scholarships

Elizabeth (Betsy) Moler, SIS/BA ’71, blazed trails in US energy policy over the course of her long and influential career.
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Professor Terry Davidson presents

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University Installs Inaugural Trone Family Eminent Scholar Chair

AU installed Terry Davidson—a pathbreaking researcher in the effects of diet on the brain and its influence on addiction and other cognitive disorders—as the Trone Family Eminent Scholar Chair, advancing AU’s groundbreaking work in neuroscience.
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Equity-based Giving on the Rise at AU

Gifts to funds that help create an equitable and inclusive American University are growing at a rate of 43 percent year over year. Learn why these funds are at the core of the Change Can’t Wait campaign and how you can get involved.
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Jennifer Collins

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Creating Experiential Opportunities for Generations

Alumna Jennifer Collins has made an endowed gift to SOC that will allow generations of students of color the opportunities she had and opens the door to many more.
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Alyssa Fischer-Reeder

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Cancer Survivor Alyssa Fischer-Reeder on Survival, Hope, and Philanthropy

Alumna and tongue cancer survivor Alyssa Fischer-Reeder shares her story.
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Screenshot of MCAR participants smiling and waving

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Virtual MCAR Inspires Connection and Engagement

The annual Multicultural Alumni Reunion continues to celebrate diversity and excellence at AU.
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Headshot of alumna Kathy Reichs, CAS/BA’70.

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Alumna’s Unique Path to Bestselling Author Began at AU

Following life’s unexpected opportunities is the key to “writing your own narrative,” says forensic anthropologist and bestselling mystery author Kathy Reichs, CAS/BA ’70.
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group of students

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Center for Media & Social Impact Announces More than $1 Million in New Grants

The funding will support initiatives at CMSI’s core intersection of creative culture, entertainment, and social justice and equity.
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