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Archive for June, 2022

Planting the Seeds of Success

by Rob Riordan on June 21st, 2022

After 50 years, philanthropy continues to grow this university and help it meet the needs of an extraordinary region.

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Entrepreneur Fully Embraces Change

by Mason Spirit contributor on June 21st, 2022

Shaza Andersen, BA Area Studies ’89, has built a successful career in banking that has earned her a number of accolades. The founder and CEO of Trustar Bank shared her success story with the Winter 2021 graduating class in December.

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James Trefil Celebrates 50 Years of Service

by Colleen Kearney Rich on June 21st, 2022

Jim Trefil

Robinson Professor James Trefil shares his memories as he becomes the third Mason faculty member to celebrate 50 years of service to the university.

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Patriot Profile: Charlotte Woodward

by Anne Reynolds on June 21st, 2022

Charlotte Woodward

Mason senior Charlotte Woodward has tire­lessly advocated for the rights of people with disabilities—and she is being recognized for her efforts.

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Answering Research Questions that Matter

by Mason Spirit contributor on June 21st, 2022

Virginia “Ginny” Espina, PhD Biosciences ’13, has been instrumental to Mason’s community health and safety protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s the latest in a long line of professional accomplishments for the research professor.

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Q&A with Alan Byrd, Dean of Admissions

by Colleen Kearney Rich on June 21st, 2022

Alan Byrd

Alan Byrd, Mason’s dean of admissions, discusses his background as a first-generation student, what brought him to Mason, Mason’s ambitious enrollment goals, and more.

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Making Movie Magic

by Mason Spirit contributor on June 21st, 2022

Alexander Hammett working on the set of Tale of Tarot.

Alexander Hammett, BA Film and Video Studies ’21, who won accolades at the Miami Indie Films festival last year, returned to campus for the annual Best of Mason film showcase and to share career advice with film students.

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With a Future This Bright, We’re Going to Need Shades

by Preston Williams on June 6th, 2022

Rendering of the outside of the future Life Sciences and Engineering Building on the Science and Technology Campus

50 Years? We are just getting started. Mason has so much more planned. Here’s a look at the future of George Mason University.

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