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Training Courses
George Mason University's Office of Continuing Professional Education--Herndon Training Center at Center for Innovative Technology provides noncredit training programs that enhance professional work performance. These programs are now being offered to alumni at a 10 percent discount. For more information on any of the following courses, please call (703) 733-2800 or visit their website at

These programs are designed to provide high quality training for managerial, technical, and professional employees in the private sector, and local, state, and federal government agencies, as well as nonprofit and public organizations. Remaining courses this spring are:

May 4-5Project Management for Process Improvement Teams
May 11-12 Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting
May 25-27 Enterprise Information Technology Architecting
June 8-9 New Directions for Controllers
June 22-24Object-Oriented Analysis
June 25-27 Inventive Engineering (Sponsored by the School of Information Technology and Engineering) at the Prince William Campus

Going the Extra Mile
On May 23, 1999, George Mason alumna Danielle Culp, B.A. Speech Communication/Government and Politics '92, will take part in the Second Annual Suzuki Rock and Roll Marathon in San Diego, Calif. Culp has joined with the Leukemia Society of America's Team In Training program to help raise funds for leukemia research, education, and patient service programs. Her goal is to raise $3,400 by May 10, all of which will be donated directly to the Leukemia Society of America.

An important aspect of the Team In Training program is runners are paired with a "patient hero" someone either currently afflicted or recovering from leukemia. Culp's patient hero is 10-year-old Teresa Green from Arlington, Va., who was diagnosed at age four with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL), the most common form of leukemia in children. Green has been in remission for the past three years.

While this is Culp's first marathon, she looks forward to the road ahead. The training group runs up to five days a week and holds regular runs every Saturday. Culp's main objective is to finish. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please mail your check (payable to the Leukemia Society of America) to Leukemia Society of America, Team in Training, c/o First Union Bank, P.O. Box 421, Merrifield, VA 22116-0421. Be sure to include the following information with your check: Donation for Danielle Culp (patient hero Teresa Green) #190-017.

Golf Abroad
The George Mason University Patriot Club invites all alumni to be part of its inaugural annual Golf Trip, a golfing/sightseeing adventure of a lifetime!

Travelers will tour the Emerald Isle of Ireland from August 7 through 15, 1999. The package includes accommodations for seven nights, a full Irish breakfast each day, luxury motor coach transportation, the services of a golf tour manager and driver, and tee times and green fees at legendary golf courses (Waterville, Tralee, Ballybunion Old, Labinch, Portmarnock, and the Links of Portmarnock), as well as sightseeing and shopping excursions. The cost is $1,906 per golfer and $1,363 per nongolfer, based on double occupancy. For more information, please contact Suzanne Dana or Peggy Martin of SGH Golf by phone at (703) 549-1065 or (888) 556-0017, or via e-mail at

Class Reunions and Graduation Celebration
Sunday, May 16, 1999, will be a very special day for all George Mason University alumni, as that date has been set for the Mason Day at Gunston Hall celebration. The event will be held in honor of the graduating class of 1999--our newest alumni--and will also celebrate the reunion classes of 1969, 1979, and 1989. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Please call Alumni Affairs at (703) 993-8696 for information.

Alumni Thomas Moffit, Mary Mooney, Eric Thorton, and Pat Moffit enjoy the Washington Capitols game at the MCI Center.

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