Association and Chapter News

Mason Alumni Can Hit the Road with Patriot Pride!

Mason alumni who live in Virginia can now showcase their pride for their alma mater by purchasing a distinctive George Mason University license plate through Virginia’s Department of Motor Vehicles. Whether you’re cruising around the Beltway or crossing through the Shenandoah Valley, alumni can boast their Patriot spirit with a license plate that shows that Mason is on the move.

This specialized plate not only highlights Mason spirit, it also generates funds to the university for student scholarships!

To order your Mason license plate, go to the Alumni Association’s web site at and click on the license plate in the lower right-hand corner. Vanity plates are available for an additional charge.

Black Alumni Chapter Announces Upcoming Events

The Black Alumni Chapter has some exciting plans for the spring semester. On Saturday, February 11, from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., the chapter will hold its Founder’s Scholarship Dinner Dance in the SUB II ballroom, and on Monday, May 1, from 5:30 until 7 p.m., it will host an African American Graduates Recognition Reception in the Johnson Center, Room C. The annual Black Alumni Chapter Meeting will take place on Saturday, May 13, from noon until 2 p.m. in the Johnson Center, Room C. For more information on these events and more, visit the chapter web site at

MPA Alumni Chapter

The MPA Alumni Chapter is planning a nonprofit marketing seminar on Thursday, March 2, at 6 p.m. on the Arlington Campus. Amanda Adolph, MPA ’00, will speak to the group on Marketing and Branding for Nonprofits and the Public Sector. For more information, please go to the chapter’s web site at or e-mail Ann Ludwick at

Advocating for Mason

Looking for a way to help make Mason even stronger and build greater support among state legislators and policy makers? Consider becoming a Mason advocate by registering with our legislative advocacy network. Our advocates are volunteers who work together to increase awareness regarding particular legislative issues. They communicate the university’s goals, contributions, initiatives, and needs to community leaders, policy makers, legislators, and government officials. As advocates for the university’s future, Mason advocates increased public awareness of the benefits that the university brings to the commonwealth and beyond, and support university requests for state funding. Visit for more information about Mason’s growing impact and learn how you can help spread the word.

GVIP Chapter Forming

Plans are under way to form an alumni chapter for Mason Government and International Politics (GVIP) and International Affairs (IA) alumni. This chapter will provide opportunities to network with fellow GVIP/IA alumni by hosting speakers, organizing networking dinners and happy hours, participating in conferences and cultural and athletics events, and collaborating with Mason’s Department of Public and International Affairs and the Alumni Association. If you are interested in staying connected or reconnecting with your GVIP/IA community by participating in this chapter, contact Gary Steiger at or Mason’s Office of Alumni Affairs at


Alumni from the College of Performing and Visual Arts Chapter enjoyed a dinner with Dean William Reeder and other faculty prior to the Center for the Arts performance of Ballet Flamenco José Porcel in November.