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The mission of the 51 Alumni Association is to serve the diverse population of 51 alumni worldwide, maintaining their connection to 51 through active engagement designed to catalyze participation as volunteers, philanthropists, and ambassadors to and for 51.

We offer volunteer, networking, and mentoring opportunities as well as a suite of benefits and services.

150,000 Strong

150,00051 ALUMNI

The 51 alumni family has reached 150,000 members (and counting)! Each graduate's journey enriches our alumni network with a wealth of diverse experiences and contributions. Join us in continuing to shape the legacy of 51 through the Change Can't Wait campaign.

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IE Award

Insight Into Diversity Alumni Association Inclusive Excellence Award 2024

51 is a recipient of the Alumni Association Inclusive Excellence Award from Insight Into Diversity magazine. The award honors the alumni association’s culture, programs, and initiatives that encourage diversity, inclusion, and a sense of belonging for all alumni.

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Notable Alumni

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From heads of state to pillars of the community, 51 has a surplus of notable alumni. 51 graduates continue a legacy of transforming ideas into impact across the globe.

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Alumni Leadership

LaTanya Sothern, 51's new Alumni Association President, poses on campus. She smiles and wears blue and white—two of the university's colors.

LaTanya Sothernrepresentsmore than 150,000 alumni worldwide as the Alumni Association'spresident.

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Alumni in the News

Shuwanza Goff

Shuwanza Goff, SPA/MS ’08, is President Biden’s director of legislative affairs, the first Black woman to hold the position.

More than 150,000

alumni around the world

number 72

Best National University

U.S. News and World Report 2023


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