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Penny Pagano

Penny Pagano, CAS '65

I like to think of American University as my anchor. Since graduating from CAS in 1965 with a focus on journalism, the university has had a continuing influence on my life. It is my pleasure to share how meaningful these AU experiences have been to me.


Sherry Lee Mueller

Sherry Lee Mueller, SIS/BA '65

As a high schooler in Illinois, Sherry Mueller was inspired by her 4-H leader, one of the first farmers on a cultural exchange to the Soviet Union. "Seeing his slides of the trip and learning of his experience, I was never the same."


David Skaggs

David and Laura Skaggs: James Madison Prizes for Constitutional Excellence

In an era when partisanship and gridlock characterize Congress, former US representative David Skaggs (D-CO) and his wife, Laura, hope to encourage cooperation and compromise on Capitol Hill.


George Reed-Dellinger

George "Cookie" Reed-Dellinger, Kogod/BSBA '69, Kogod/MBA '71: Former Student-Athlete Giving Back to AU Athletics

Beginning with the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal and extending through last summer in Rio, George "Cookie" Reed-Dellinger has experienced 14 Olympics (and his plans are already underway to attend the 2018 Winter Olympics in Korea). It is no surprise, then, that athletics also played a significant role in his American University experience.


Peter Starr and Alice Hill

Peter Starr and Alice Hill

Peter Starr and Alice Hill share deep roots at American University. Starr has been dean of the College of Arts and Sciences since 2009, while Hill's ties go way back to her childhood, when her mother worked in the career counseling office.


Ruth Meixner-Bird

Ruth Meixner-Bird, CAS/MA '62: Paving the Way for AU Studio Arts Students

Like many young people before her and scores after, Ruth Meixner-Bird moved to Washington, DC, in the 1950s with sights set on a career in the federal government. Soon after her arrival in DC, however, Meixner-Bird began taking graduate classes in painting and art criticism at American University.


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