The Mason Spirit: The Magazine for Alumni and Friends of George Mason University

Association & Chapter News

Alumni Association Reaches Out to Students

From annual participation in Mason Day events to a presence at Commencement, the Alumni Association this spring made a concerted effort to reach today's students. Highlights of this spring's student outreach events included distributing free blue books, Scantrons, and #2 pencils during exam week; giving away bottled water at Mason Day; and holding a special Alumni Association open house for graduating seniors. In addition, the Alumni Association again sponsored extravaGRADza! and distributed approximately 1,000 gift bags at the recent Commencement. This event serves as a special welcome to the association's newest members and helps educate our graduates about the products and services we offer, as well as congratulate them on their most recent accomplishment and introduce them to the Alumni Association.

These events were made possible with the assistance of our dedicated alumni volunteers. If you would like to help with future student outreach events, please e-mail Katie Mirick at

Under New Management

The DC Metro Chapter of the Alumni Association is making a comeback. Alumni need and want a place where they can network, socialize, and better themselves personally and professionally. Why not do that with some of the 60,000 alumni here in your area? We need your help. Interested alumni should contact Eric Fadden, the chapter president, at to find out how to get involved.

E-Mail Alert

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