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Archive for May, 2015

Celebration of Distinction 2015

by Mason Spirit contributor on May 14th, 2015

On Thursday, April 23, the George Mason University Alumni Association recognized its most prestigious alumni, as well as Senior of the Year and Faculty Member of the Year, at an elegant dinner in the Hyatt Fairfax at Fair Lakes.

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Paying It Forward

by Corey Jenkins Schaut, MPA '07 on May 12th, 2015

Bette Burch, BSN ’80, has been a compassionate nurse, dedicated clinical instructor and philanthropist. Through it all, Burch has been thrilled to see students succeed in the profession she loves. Her latest gift—$100,000 to George Mason University’s new home for the College of Health and Human Services—ensures future nurses will learn their trade in a…

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Patriot Profile: Dominick Casciano III

by Colleen Kearney Rich on May 6th, 2015

Mason engineering student Dominick Casciano has been a member of the Volgenau School of Engineering concrete canoe team since its inception three years ago. Last year, he led the team that built a canoe named Perseverance and competed near the University of Virginia in the mid-Atlantic portion of this national collegiate engineering competition. This year, Virginia Military Institute in Lexington is hosting the April competition, and Casciano and his teammates are building a new canoe for it.

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The Ultimate Insider

by Buzz McClain, BA '77 on May 5th, 2015

Former congressman and Mason Board of Visitors Rector Tom Davis shares his insider’s view of Washington politics with students in a course he helped design.

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Meet the Mason Nation: Monica Marcelli

by Colleen Kearney Rich on May 5th, 2015

Monica Marcelli has her dream job. “I actually like Mondays. I’m excited to come to work,” she says. Marcelli joined Mason six years ago to run its greenhouse.

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