American University DC Young Alumni Chapter

American University DC Young Alumni Chapter The Young Alumni Chapter sponsors social, cultural and professional events in the Washington, D.C. area. Any AU alumnus/a who has graduated in the last 10 years and lives in the D.C.
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metro area is welcome to join the Young Alumni Chapter. 2016 - 2017 Chapter Board Members - President: Elliot Bell-Krasner, SPA/MPP '12 Vice President: Ritanch Hans, SIS/BA '13 External Relations: Maritza Lopez, KSB/BS '14 Internal Relations: Jackie Breuer, SIS/BA '15 At Large Board Members: Lesley Siu, SOC/BA '13 Zach Kopin, CAS/BA '14 Yumi Matsumura, SIS/BA '11 Dan Shorts, SPA/BA '11 Evie Unsworth, SPA/BA '16 Tony Cohn, SOC/BA ’15 Aava Khajavi, CAS/BA ’16 Barak Sky, KSB/BSBA '09 http://alumniassociation.american.edu/s/1395/index1col-social.aspx?sid=1395&gid=1&pgid=8082

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The DC YAC stands AGAINST the terror brought to our Nation's Capitol and stands FOR equality, peace, and understanding. ...
01/08/2021

The DC YAC stands AGAINST the terror brought to our Nation's Capitol and stands FOR equality, peace, and understanding.

See the link in bio for President Burwell's full message on the insurrection that took place on January 6.

Wishing you a happy holiday season from the YAC team! 🎉
12/22/2020

Wishing you a happy holiday season from the YAC team! 🎉

12/15/2020
American University Alumni Association

Alumni on the Front Lines ❤️

As 2020 draws to a close, American University is honoring changemaking alumni who have been on the front lines this past year, making real impacts on their communities and our world. Stay tuned in the coming days to hear their stories and share your own. #AUAlumni2020

Congratulations class of 2020! You did it! We are so proud of you and we can’t wait to welcome you to our community. If ...
12/14/2020

Congratulations class of 2020! You did it! We are so proud of you and we can’t wait to welcome you to our community. If you would like to learn more about our programming, make sure to check out our social media channels. #alumni

12/03/2020
American University DC Young Alumni Chapter

Thank you so much to Yumi Villatoro, SIS/BA '11, for sharing a great workout with us this morning! You can rewatch this video to do the workout, if you missed it, or try a personal training session with Yumi at Team Toro, LLC. Visit their website https://teamtorollc.com/. Make it a great day everyone!

30-minute bodyweight workout with Yumi!!!

12/03/2020

30-minute bodyweight workout with Yumi!!!

Reminder: Set Your Alarm! 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. tomorrow morning! Bodyweight Workout with Yumi Villatoro, SIS/BA '11. See you...
12/02/2020

Reminder: Set Your Alarm! 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. tomorrow morning!

Bodyweight Workout with Yumi Villatoro, SIS/BA '11. See you soon right here on Facebook Live!

The nomination deadline has been extended to Friday, December 4! Take a moment to nominate an alum doing great work with...
12/02/2020

The nomination deadline has been extended to Friday, December 4! Take a moment to nominate an alum doing great work with non-profits in the DMV!

Tis the season to give thanks and recognition! Nominate a fellow Eagle to be a recipient of the 2021 MLK Visionary Award! https://forms.gle/j9QitR5Q8qPZGELG9

The Center for Community Engagement and Service is working with the American University Alumni Association to honor Dr. King's legacy by recognizing the work that AU alumni have done and are doing to bring change to the DMV!
Nominations close Dec 1.

Hey DC alumni! We’ve made a dent, but we want to get closer to our goal for this Giving Tuesday! Help us support emergen...
12/01/2020

Hey DC alumni! We’ve made a dent, but we want to get closer to our goal for this Giving Tuesday!

Help us support emergency funds for students in need from this triple pandemic. Give here: https://give.communityfunded.com/r/PI4P9vHqb

Jump start your day with alumna Yumi Villatoro, SIS/BA '11, owner and personal trainer at Team Toro, for a 30-minute bod...
12/01/2020

Jump start your day with alumna Yumi Villatoro, SIS/BA '11, owner and personal trainer at Team Toro, for a 30-minute bodyweight workout.

This Thursday, December 3, at 8 a.m. EST on DC YAC Facebook Live. Come back to this page Thursday morning!

"None of us have faced what these students are going through. This is a time to give back and be supportive.” - Ritanch ...
12/01/2020

"None of us have faced what these students are going through. This is a time to give back and be supportive.”
- Ritanch Hans, SIS/BA ’13, Kogod/MS ’15, Immediate Past-President of the AU DC Young Alumni Chapter

This Giving Tuesday, the DC YAC is supporting the Student Emergency Relief Fund. Help us reach our goal of raising $500. We're looking for at least 50 donors, and your donations will get us there! Any amount helps! #GivingTuesday

Follow this link to donate to this fund or others! https://give.communityfunded.com/r/PI4P9vHqb

Do you have children or younger family members in your household right now?Join the AU Chicago Alumni Community, the AU ...
11/30/2020

Do you have children or younger family members in your household right now?

Join the AU Chicago Alumni Community, the AU Women's Network, and a panel of experts to discuss parenting, teaching, and staying well during this time.

Dr. Adelaide Kelly-Massoud, AU’s director of the MA in Special Education: Learning Disabilities program, facilitates a meaningful conversation about best practices and common experiences during this challenging time.

Thursday, December 3 at 6 p.m. EST
Register here: https://alumniassociation.american.edu/lessonslearned

We almost made it to the end of 2020! If you’re looking for a fresh start in 2021, register for this specially designed ...
11/24/2020

We almost made it to the end of 2020!

If you’re looking for a fresh start in 2021, register for this specially designed DC-area university alumni virtual career fair! Meet recruiters from the DMV’s top employers online in 1-to-1 pre-scheduled high quality video and audio sessions.

Next Wednesday and Thursday, December 2 and 3. Register here: https://events.bizzabo.com/hiredcmetrovirtual

Tis the season to give thanks and recognition! Nominate a fellow Eagle to be a recipient of the 2021 MLK Visionary Award...
11/24/2020

Tis the season to give thanks and recognition! Nominate a fellow Eagle to be a recipient of the 2021 MLK Visionary Award! https://forms.gle/j9QitR5Q8qPZGELG9

The Center for Community Engagement and Service is working with the American University Alumni Association to honor Dr. King's legacy by recognizing the work that AU alumni have done and are doing to bring change to the DMV!
Nominations close Dec 1.

Looking for a cozy night in activity? We'll be joining the NYC YAC next Thursday! Hope to see you there!
11/13/2020

Looking for a cozy night in activity? We'll be joining the NYC YAC next Thursday! Hope to see you there!

Join the NYC Young Alumni Chapter for Links and Libations, a free virtual mixology workshop! This is an exciting opportunity to play bartender for the evening while networking with fellow AU alumni!

Led by NYC Cocktail Blogger Camille of The Cocktail Snob (@thecocktailsnob_ ), the class will cover the basics of mixology in a playful and fun environment. Attendees will learn how to make 3 tasty, refreshing cocktails and test their beverage knowledge with spirited trivia mixed in throughout. We'll also hear from Camille about how she turned her passion project into a profitable business!

The full ingredients list will be emailed to you after you register. All AU alumni are welcome to join!

Register Here: https://alumniassociation.american.edu/LinksandLibations

This week at AU!
11/09/2020

This week at AU!

Join KPU and SOC for a conversation with Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Bob Woodward! This discussion, moderated by SOC Professor Leonard Steinhorn, will center around the results of the 2020 election and his latest and 20th book, Rage. The event will take place on November 12th at 7:00 PM EST. RSVP for the event at bit.ly/kpuxwoodward

These days, many of us are spending a lot of extra time at home. Join the Alumni Association for a virtual Home Design e...
11/09/2020

These days, many of us are spending a lot of extra time at home. Join the Alumni Association for a virtual Home Design event with Maiya Kathryn Dacey, SOC/BA ’11. Maiya, AU alum and the owner of her namesake Washington, DC residential interior design firm Maiya Kathryn Design, will inspire you to take on your next home or workspace upgrade.

Tuesday, November 17th | 1 p.m. EST

Register here: http://alumniassociation.american.edu/homedesign

Join the School of Communication and the Entertainment and Media Alumni Alliance for a virtual panel discussion about di...
11/09/2020

Join the School of Communication and the Entertainment and Media Alumni Alliance for a virtual panel discussion about diversity in entertainment. Successful AU alumni and experts from across the industry will share the changes they have seen throughout their career and how the shift in story telling has impacted representation.

Thursday, November 12
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. EST

Register here: https://alumniassociation.american.edu/DiversityinEntertainment

We hear a lot about self-care, but what exactly is it, and why does it matter? Join the AU Alumni Association and adjunc...
11/09/2020

We hear a lot about self-care, but what exactly is it, and why does it matter? Join the AU Alumni Association and adjunct instructor Laura Yochelson, CAS/BS ’12, CAS/MS ’19, to learn about the importance of self-care, including three practical steps to implement in everyday life.

Wednesday, November 18, Noon EST

Learn more and register at alumniassociation.american.edu/selfcare2020.

The AU President's Council on Diversity and Inclusion in collaboration with the Office of Campus Life will be hosting a ...
11/02/2020

The AU President's Council on Diversity and Inclusion in collaboration with the Office of Campus Life will be hosting a safe space/brave space for folks to come together on Wednesday, November 4th at 4 p.m. to decompress and debrief after the election. There isn’t a slate of programming but rather an open space for the AU community - open to staff, faculty, students, and alumni.

Register here: https://american.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMqc-igrjgsGta0mqqPi17pGq3vmn6FBv0k

Diversity in Entertainment: The Time is NowThursday, November 125:30 - 6:30 p.m. ETZoom link will be emailed to those th...
10/28/2020

Diversity in Entertainment: The Time is Now

Thursday, November 12
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. ET
Zoom link will be emailed to those that register

Join the School of Communication and the Entertainment and Media Alumni Alliance for a virtual panel discussion about diversity in entertainment. Successful AU alumni and experts from across the industry will share the changes they have seen throughout their career and how the shift in story telling has impacted representation. Panelist will share their personal experiences, thoughts on the future of the industry, and provide career advice.

Register: https://alumniassociation.american.edu/DiversityinEntertainment

American University Women’s Network
10/26/2020

American University Women’s Network

Join us and the American University Alumni Association on Wednesday, October 28 at noon EDT for our annual Women Empowering Women virtual event!

With the upcoming election and Supreme Court nomination, many Americans are asking “how does this all affect me?” Women are particularly aware of how decisions made in government affect their rights, especially at work. This year, our alumnae panel will discuss policies that affect women in the workplace.

For more information and to RSVP, please follow the link below.

http://alumniassociation.american.edu/wew2020

The Annual Multicultural Alumni Reunion (MCAR) kicks off virtually today! Join us for a series of experiences for the mu...
10/16/2020

The Annual Multicultural Alumni Reunion (MCAR) kicks off virtually today! Join us for a series of experiences for the multicultural alumni community.

“Celebrate!” will air today on the Alumni Association and multicultural affinity based groups’ social media pages at 1 p.m. EDT.

A student-alumni panel, “Where Do We Go From Here?: 2020 & Beyond will be hosted Thursday, October 22, and The Greek Gathering will be hosted on Sunday, October 25. Learn more and register for these events: https://www.american.edu/alumni/events/mcar-2020.cfm

Join the AU University College for Campaign Coffee Talks and speak to experts leading up to the 2020 General Election. F...
10/15/2020

Join the AU University College for Campaign Coffee Talks and speak to experts leading up to the 2020 General Election. First up, we'll hear from DC YAC Board member Michael Worley, SPA/BA ‘12.

To receive the Zoom link for any of the events in the series, email [email protected].

Join the San Francisco Alumni Community on Thursday, October 29 for a  Virtual Wine Tasting event with Nicole Carter, SO...
10/06/2020

Join the San Francisco Alumni Community on Thursday, October 29 for a Virtual Wine Tasting event with Nicole Carter, SOC/BA ’88. Nicole is the president of Merry Edwards Winery, and she will share her professional journey, while answering your food pairing, wine, and vineyard-related questions, all while enjoying Merry Edwards world-renowned wines.

Event participants have the option to order Merry Edwards 2018 Russian River Sauvignon Blanc and Merry Edwards 2018 Russian River Pinot Noir for this tasting. Register by Friday, October 16 to ensure the wine arrives prior the event.

You are welcome to join this event even if you do not purchase the wine.

Register Here! alumniassociation.american.edu/winewithnicole20]alumniassociation.american.edu/winewithnicole20

It was great to connect with recent grads and alumni across the DMV last week! There’s still 8 more events in our Welcom...
09/11/2020

It was great to connect with recent grads and alumni across the DMV last week!

There’s still 8 more events in our Welcome to the Neighborhood series. Register to connect with affinity groups, regional communities, and professional development opportunities.
https://alumniassociation.american.edu/WTTN2020

09/01/2020
Welcome to the Neighborhood!

Even though our annual Welcome to the Neighborhood event will look a little different than last year, we are excited to introduce the newest Eagles to our community!

This hour-long virtual gathering will allow recent graduates to connect with fellow alumni, ask questions, learn about alumni resources, hear from alumni volunteers about navigating their new city, and so much more.

Register to attend, tonight at 5:30 p.m. https://alumniassociation.american.edu/WTTN2020

#OnceAnEagle #AlwaysAnEagle

Check out these virtual events next week!
08/21/2020

Check out these virtual events next week!

We have two At Home with AU events coming up next week! Social Media for your Personal Brand & Business on Monday, August 24, and Kitchen Staples Cooking Class on Wednesday, August 26. Check out the link below to learn more and register - hope to see you there!

http://american.edu/alumni/events

Join the DC YAC and the American University Alumni Association as we Welcome You to the Neighborhood! Recent graduates a...
08/21/2020

Join the DC YAC and the American University Alumni Association as we Welcome You to the Neighborhood! Recent graduates and young alumni, connect with fellow alumni, ask questions, learn about alumni resources, and hear from alumni volunteers about navigating the city (outside of Tenleytown!).

Whether it's your first time living off campus, you're patiently waiting to move back to DC, or you graduated a few years ago and are ready to get involved, this event is a great place to start! Let AU alumni be the first to give you a big virtual warm welcome to your new neighborhood!

September 1 | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Register through this link: https://alumniassociation.american.edu/WTTN2020

Help us welcome our 2020-2021 DC Young Alumni Chapter Board and Committee Members! We look forward to serving this year ...
08/19/2020

Help us welcome our 2020-2021 DC Young Alumni Chapter Board and Committee Members! We look forward to serving this year and connecting with you, soon!

(Photo from our first Chapter meeting.)

Over the past year Brad Korten has been an important part of the DC YAC Board. As he rolls off the Board, we want to tha...
07/27/2020

Over the past year Brad Korten has been an important part of the DC YAC Board. As he rolls off the Board, we want to thank him for his ideas, passion, and teamwork. “Thank you, Brad, for your service to the YAC board! Your culinary skills and commitment to service will be missed,” Ritanch Hans, Immediate Past President, shared. Hats off to Brad! #OnceAnEagle #AlwaysAnEagle

American University DC Young Alumni Chapter
07/08/2020

American University DC Young Alumni Chapter

Register today for a Pride Month Happy Hour and Panel hosted by Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, Out In National S...
06/24/2020

Register today for a Pride Month Happy Hour and Panel hosted by Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, Out In National Security, American University Pride Alumni, and GW Elliott School of International Affairs.

In addition to more substantive conversation, this event will give participants a chance to enjoy a glass of wine, chat, and develop friendships and community.

This event is open and free to all! This program is targeted to students, early-mid career professionals, as well as the LGTQIA+ community and allies. The event will feature a panel as well as breakout rooms to meet people and discuss important issues.

Register here: https://members.ypfp.org/event-3883440

Join us for a  powerful upcoming event featuring Prof. Angela J. Davis. It will be this Friday, June 19th (Juneteenth!) ...
06/17/2020

Join us for a powerful upcoming event featuring Prof. Angela J. Davis. It will be this Friday, June 19th (Juneteenth!) at 2 p.m. EST. The discussion will focus on her book Policing the Black Man that explores the many ways the criminal justice system impacts the lives of Black boys & men.

Register here: https://bit.ly/AngelaJDavis

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Hello American University Alumni, I am an admissions counselor for the Columbia University's School of Professional Studies and we are having a tri-program event in Washington D.C. for the M.S. in Nonprofit Management, M.S. in Strategic Communications, and M.S. in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution programs. Attendees will learn more about how a Master's degree in these fields of study will advance your career, including discussion of curriculum, faculty and career development opportunities The evening will run as follows: 6:00 pm - Networking 6:30 pm - Alumni Panel 7:10 pm - Breakout Sessions/Networking Menu includes catered appetizers including maple bacon chicken skewers, beef empanadas, Mexican salsa & dips with corn tortillas, cheese platter, mini veggie spring rolls. Wine will be served. Register for the event here: https://sps.columbia.edu/events/washington-dc-learn-about-masters-degrees-columbia-university-school-professional-studies All interested in learning more about how a Masters degree from Columbia University can advance your career are welcome to attend! This is a great networking opportunity (and it is free)! Please feel free to share the event with anyone you know in the area who is interested in the program. Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions or if you would like more information. Thanks! Mia ([email protected], 510-574-6193)
Hello Alumni Family! I am running for office and need everyone’s help in fundraising. We are $1,300 short of our weekly goal. If elected I will become the first African American Sheriff in Loudoun County history and will help to overturn structures that have existed for decades. Your support is greatly needed.
Congrats on being one of the top 10 environmentally-friendly colleges in the US! "Through planting thousands of trees on campus, using solar energy and avoiding waste, AU successfully reduced its footprint on the Earth." https://www.collegemagazine.com/top-10-environmentally-friendly-colleges-of-2019/
Congrats on making the list! "Students don’t just report news at American University, they live and witness it."
Join the American University DC Young Alumni Chapter and the AU Veterans Alumni Network for the annual Wreaths Across America, this Saturday, December 15 at 7:45 a.m. Wreaths Across America is an opportunity to honor our fallen soldiers by laying wreaths on the graves at Arlington National Cemetery. Learn more and register using the link below.
Hi everyone! In case you haven’t heard, Arlington’s next must-visit watering hole is here! Punch Bowl Social, the experiential food and beverage concept, will celebrate its newest location in Ballston Quarter (4238 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA) with a grand opening party on Saturday, December 8 from 7 to 9 pm. The party’s $20 entrance fee -- 100% of which will be donated to local hunger and homelessness charity So Others Might Eat -- grants guests an evening of complimentary food and drinks, plus live music and more. This is all in addition to Punch Bowl Social’s signature entertainment, including bowling, karaoke, giant board games, billiards, ping pong and a fully-stocked vintage arcade. Click below to buy tickets for a night of next-level fun.
Fossil Free AU just launched the Responsible Endowment Fund. If you are a current donor (or previous) donor to American University, or just want to support the cause, please donate. AU has ignored student actions and requests--so we are asking AU donors to refuse donating to the University, instead contributing to Fossil Free AU’s Responsible Endowment Fund. If we can withhold enough funds from the University, then we can compel them to divest their endowment from fossil fuels. The university has nearly 19 million dollars invested in fossil fuel corporations that are destroying the planet and students’ futures; so symbolically, our goal is to raise 19 million. By supporting the Responsible Endowment Fund, you are using your donor/alumni power to support current students and the environmental justice movement. Visit our GoFundMe to donate and learn more: https://www.gofundme.com/ffau039s-responsible-endowment-fund.
Hey DC Young Alumni! Make plans to hang out with fellow alumni during All-American Weekend 2018! This year the DC Young Alumni Chapter is partnering with the Multicultural Alumni Reunion to bring you the MCAR Books and Brunch event! Register for this an other exciting events using the link below. We can't wait to see everyone in a few short weeks!
Hello American University DC Young Alumni Chapter this alum has opened up a fitness studio in DC called PULSE House of Fitness and the $10 classes this week help SOME (So Others Might Eat) which is run by fellow alumnus Kate Wiley check us out at
Join the DC Communicators on Wednesday, June 6th for a free networking event! We will be discussing “The Five Characteristics Communications Leaders Must Have in New Staff.” Learn from industry experts about recruiting in the communications field at our free event hosted at the National Building Museum. Register now to attend! DC Communicators is a network of communications and marketing professionals in the Washington, DC, metro area who are interested in emerging trends in earned, paid and digital media. Founded by Mimi Carter in 2013, the group meets quarterly at the National Building Museum to network and discuss such trends.
Hi friends – please share this link to support the social justice work I will be facilitating in Georgetown, Guyana this spring around the intersections of race & LGBTQ+ status in the country. While I received a grant from the Poynter Endowment Fund, there are still some travel fees + program costs my family and I have to cover. Every bit helps!