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Chapter News

History and Art History Alumni Chapter

On June 19, the Board of Directors of the George Mason University Alumni Association approved the by-laws for the History and Art History Chapter, making it the newest alumni chapter. The chapter will hold its first event on Saturday, October 19, at Gunston Hall Plantation from 1-4:30 p.m. The group's president is Stephen Karbelk, B.A. History '92, who can be reached at

Law Alumni Chapter

Off to another eventful year, the Law Alumni Chapter held its fourth annual golf tournament on Saturday, September 21, at Penderbrook Golf Club, and on October 28, alumni host a breakfast reception at the Richmond Marriott in conjunction with the swearing-in ceremony for those passing the Virginia Bar.

A Virginia Ethics Continuing Legal Education lecture with Professor Costello will be held on Wednesday, October 23, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Law School. To reserve a space, e-mail And mark your calendar for Thursday, November 14, to attend the inaugural Richard Murphy Lecture and Reception with Judge Frank Easterbrook at the Law School from 4:15-6:15 p.m.

Larry Dunham, J.D. '77, committee chair for the second annual Law Alumni Reunion, invites all law alumni to enjoy cocktails and dinner at the Law School on Saturday, November 16. While all alumni are encouraged to attend, a special focus will be on the classes of 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, and 2002. For more information, please call the Office of Career Services and Alumni at (703) 993-8020 or send e-mail to

Black Alumni Chapter Interest Group

A chapter interest group representing black alumni of George Mason University has been formed and is looking for volunteers. If you are interested in helping to develop a Black Alumni Chapter, please contact Uche Onwudiwe at

University Scholar Chapter Interest Group

A chapter interest group representing University Scholar alumni has been formed and is looking for volunteers. If you are interested in helping to develop a Scholar Alumni Chapter, please contact Dennis Pereira, '01, at or Christopher Preston, '96, at

The Alumni Association Chapter Presidents for 2002-03 are as follows:

Carrie Secondo, B.A. Communication '98

Civil Engineering
David Shacochis, B.S. Urban Systems Engineering '94 and M.B.A. '00

Computer Science
Micah Wilkerson, B.S. Computer Science '00

Conflict Resolution

D.C. Metro
David Pierpont, B.A. Government and Politics '95

Forensics Team
Judy Knight, B.A. Communication '97

Graduate Creative Writing
Chris Fow, M.F.A. Creative Writing '93

History and Art History
Stephen Karbelk, B.A. History '92

Law Alumni
Michael Barnsback, J.D. '91

M.P.A. Alumni
Mark Lerner, M.P.A. '97

Tammy McBride, B.S.N. '99

School of Management
Michael Hamrick, M.B.A. '96

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