The Mason Spirit

Association News

Call for Nominations

The Alumni Association presents a variety of awards and scholarships annually at its Celebration of Distinction. Nominations for the 2003 awards, which will be presented on April 23, are now being accepted. Nomination forms and criteria are available on the web at Nominations are being sought for the Alumni Service Award, Alumnus/Alumna of the Year Award, and Faculty Member of the Year Award.

Please encourage any deserving students to apply for the John C. Wood Scholarship, the John C. and Louise P. Wood Graduate Scholarship, the Peter C. Forame Student Leader Scholarship, and the Senior of the Year Award.

For more information, contact Heidi Kibirsky in the Alumni Affairs Office at (703) 993-3847 or

New Products/Services

Last year, the George Mason University Alumni Association formed a partnership with GEICO to provide alumni first-class service and low rates on auto insurance. This partnership not only benefits alumni by offering several discounts and plans tailored to meet individual needs, it also contributes financial support to the association. To receive more information on obtaining GEICO insurance, please call (800) 368-2734.

Another new service available to alumni is the Alumni Student Loan Consolidation Program, which gives alumni with at least $10,000 in federal student loans the option of locking in a low, fixed-interest rate to cut monthly payments by as much as half and combine several loans into a single monthly payment. You may apply or get more information at or call (800) 440-0634.

Finally, your Alumni Association has formed a new partnership to provide alumni with a new affinity credit card. You will receive news from MBNA in the mail soon. Carrying the George Mason University Alumni Association credit card enables you to show your Patriot pride, while providing the association with much-needed revenue for programs, events, and operations.

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The Online Directory Is Here!

The GMU Alumni Association is pleased to announce the official launch of the MASONline Alumni Directory. Located on a secure server accessible only by George Mason alumni, MASONline allows you to update your personal contact information and search for old friends and classmates.

To safeguard your privacy, MASONline initially provides alumni names, degree information, and e-mail addresses only. However, you can customize your privacy preferences to allow more of your contact information to be visible to other alumni users. You can access MASONline by registering at Simply click on "Alumni Directory" and follow the directions for first-time users.

  • Find a friend!
  • Update your contact information!
  • Connect with former classmates!