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Archive for August, 2017

Meet the Mason Nation: Doni Nolan

by Buzz McClain, BA '77 on August 4th, 2017

As an undergraduate, Doni Nolan, BA Biology ’14, had no visions of a future profession until she visited the Fairfax Campus greenhouse. “It was like a revolution in my life. Really, it was immediately so clear: This is what I want to do with my life,” she says. “This is everything I want. Soil, pots, a huge diversity of plants. I want to be a farmer.”

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Alumni Profile: Maria Ambrose

by Mason Spirit contributor on August 4th, 2017

For Maria Ambrose, BFA Dance ’11, an early opportunity at Mason planted the seed that would grow into her professional career, and land her in the spotlight.

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Patriot Profile: Nick Stasiak

by Mason Spirit contributor on August 4th, 2017

While still in high school, Nick Stasiak began reporting on the local weather on a website he created, gaining the attention of several nearby meteorologists. When he came to Mason, he began using his page Forecast GMU (now nickstasiak.com) and the Twitter and Instagram handle @GMUWeatherman to keep Mason students informed of local weather.

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Alumni Profile: Nathaniel Provencio

by Damian Cristodero on August 4th, 2017

As principal at Minnieville Elementary School in Woodbridge, Virginia, Nathaniel Provencio turned an underperforming institution into one of Prince William County’s best performing elementary schools. His efforts earned him recognition as the Washington Post’s 2017 Principal of the Year.

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