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Alumni Profile: Jay Coakey

By Damian Cristodero on April 26, 2017

When Mason alumnus Jay Coakley began collecting hats to give to kids battling cancer who had lost their hair to chemotherapy, he expected the initial rush of donations to quickly slow.

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Patriot Profile: Issmar Ventura

By Colleen Kearney Rich on April 26, 2017

When communication major Issmar Ventura, BA Communication ’16, was a small boy, he aspired to be an airline pilot. When he grew up, he worked for Air France for a while and decided that career wasn’t for him. His mother suggested he become an immigration lawyer because he loved helping others. He considered it and even shadowed one for a stint, but again—not for him. He placed himself through his years at Mason by working a sales job, yet again, it just did not fit. Now he is on his way to his dream career as a broadcast journalist.

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Alumni Profile: Rachel Beauregard

By Teresa D. Allen, MFA '12 on April 26, 2017

Nashville resident and Mason theater alumna Rachel Beauregard embodies her favorite Tina Fey mantra: “Say yes. Then figure it out later.” She said yes to Mason’s Hylton Performing Arts Center, returning to campus to perform with her country band, Native Run, in October 2016.

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Patriot Profile: Catherine Rochon

By Cathy Cruise, MFA '93 on February 6, 2017

A ballroom dancer since eighth grade, Catherine Rochon, now president of Mason’s Ballroom Dance Club, urges others kick up their heels as a way to unwind.

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Meet the Mason Nation: Josh Cantor

By Colleen Kearney Rich on February 6, 2017

As director of parking and transportation, Josh Cantor has heard all the excuses and talked to plenty of irate customers, but still manages to keep his sense of humor.

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Live on the Scene

By Teresa D. Allen, MFA '12 on February 6, 2017

Mason alumnus Joe Little has won seven Emmy Awards for his news coverage at KGTV 10News, an ABC affiliate in San Diego, California.

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A Career Made Better by Design

By Cathy Cruise, MFA '93 on February 6, 2017

Koi Phan honed his artistic skills at Mason, and achieved success in the Big Apple by creating global ad campaigns for high-profile clients like Nike, Verizon, and the NFL.

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Train of Thought

By Buzz McClain, BA '77 on February 6, 2017

Alumna Sarah Federman is one of 24 writers who will write while she rides the rails free of charge through the Amtrak Residency program.

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Just One of the Guys at Redskins Camp

By Damian Cristodero on November 21, 2016

What surprised athletic training major Abigail Solis most about her internship as an athletic trainer with the NFL’s Washington Redskins was how down to earth the players seemed.

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Business Alumni Make Big Impact with Big Gifts

By Mason Spirit contributor on November 21, 2016

Over the past few years, several Mason business alumni have made major financial contributions to business school initiatives.

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