Cover of the Spring 2005 Spirit


Fall 2005 Features

Mason's First Major Campaign Raises $142 Million!
Alumni help celebrate its success
Wish You Were Here
Professor's postcard collection puts stamp on local history
Historic Proportions
Mason alumni find home at Gunston Hall

Thinking Globally

Since the university's early days, Mason students have had a propensity for social action and service. They pride themselves on making a difference globally and locally with campus chapters of such large-scale operations as Habitat for Humanity and Operation Smile. It is no surprise that this kind of outreach continues beyond graduation, affecting careers and lives around the globe. In this issue, we highlight just of few of our giving alumni.

Sharing a Child's World
Art alumna returns to South America to care for needy children
Empowering Women
Alumna helps women in war-torn countries to help themselves
A Profitable Education
Businessman shares knowledge for a better bottom line
A Labor of Love
Education alumna helps establish Salvadoran University

Legends and Lore

Mason Spirits
Students collect tales from the pond and beyond
Ghost Buster
Fairfax County librarian seeks source of local legend

Inside Patriot Circles


Finding the Answers
Math alumna solves the military's tough dilemmas—and inspired one film character
The Way She Moves
Dance alumna returns to find her artistic home
Through His Lens
Former Broadside photographer captures Katrina devastation
More Transitions

About the Spirit

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