Association and Chapter News
Association Welcomes New Staff Members
Katie Mirick, M.P.A. ‘03, joined the Alumni Affairs staff in October as assistant director. Mirick brings with her a wealth of experience working with volunteers, most recently as volunteer coordinator for the Arlington/Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless. In her position with the Alumni Office, Mirick is responsible for coordinating alumni volunteer opportunities, as well as our student outreach program.
Darren Silvis joined the team in January also as assistant director. Silvis has valuable experience in outreach and marketing, most recently working in the School of Management at Mason. Silvis is responsible for managing our web-based communication and online directory, as well as working with academic units and other departments to develop new alumni outreach initiatives.
Get Involved with Your Alma Mater—Volunteer
If you are looking for a way to be more involved with your alma mater or volunteer your time for a worthwhile program, please consider the following opportunities:
Don’t Miss Homecoming—Saturday, February 21
Join fellow alumni for Homecoming at the Patriot Center as the men’s basketball team faces Colonial Athletic Association rival, the Delaware Blue Hens. This year’s theme is Patriot Paradise, and we will celebrate it during the Block Party prior to the game. Faculty, staff, students, and alumni will gather in Parking Lot L by the Patriot Center for the big party from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. and then attend the game at 4:30 p.m. Discount tickets and special giveaways for alumni will be available. An added feature this year will be College Row, an opportunity to network with faculty, staff, students, and alumni from your academic unit. For more information, visit the Homecoming web site at www.gmu.edu/homecoming.
GSE Chapter Is Forming
Are you interested in helping the Graduate School of Education (GSE) provide networking and professional development opportunities to fellow alumni? Are you willing to commit your time and energy to help GSE increase its alumni outreach initiatives? Are you looking for a way to reconnect with former classmates, current students, and faculty? If so, you can help develop a GSE alumni chapter. For more information, please e-mail Shernita Rochelle at email@example.com or call (703) 993-2005.
See CS Alumni Chapter Events Online
The Computer Science Alumni Chapter has published their calendar for 2003–04 online at cs.gmu.edu/alumni/events.html. Events include a technical entrepreneurship presentation by the Mason Century Club. In addition, the chapter will be participating in the Mason Alumni Association Whitetail Ski Trip for the second year in a row and in the Homecoming Block Party for the third year in a row. For more information on these events, please visit our web site or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.