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Mason Student Trains for 2012 Olympics

by Leah Kerkman Fogarty on May 25th, 2010

She may not look it, but Cheryl Krause is a fighting machine. A rising sophomore at Mason, Krause is training and competing in preliminary Olympic qualifications for the sport taekwondo, a Korean martial art. She just won a place on the 16-member USA Taekwondo National Collegiate Team after taking first place at the National Collegiate…

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Mason Alum Receives Teaching Honor

by Mason Spirit contributor on May 17th, 2010

Andrea de Gatica, a Mason alumna and a teacher of English as a Second Language (ESOL) at Thomas A. Edison High School in Alexandria, Va., received the 2010 Victoria D. de Sanchez Northern Virginia Hispanic Teacher of the Year Award at Marymount University’s Education Dinner on May 3. De Gatica, who earned an MA in…

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Brooks Continues Family Graduation Tradition

by Colleen Kearney Rich on May 10th, 2010

Talk about hand-me-downs. The Brooks family takes theirs seriously. When psychology major Daniel Brooks Jr. walks into Mason’s 43rd annual Commencement in the Patriot Center on Saturday, he will be sporting a 100-year-old graduation gown and following a sacred family tradition. The simple black wool gown was originally purchased by his great-grandmother Bertha T. Cottrell…

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