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ADVANCE Student: Diego Ortega

By Priyanka Champaneri, BA '05, MFA '10 on April 18, 2020

After serving in the U.S. Marines, Diego Ortega began taking classes at NOVA to pursue a career in human resources. Then one day, a poster for ADVANCE caught his eye.

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ADVANCE Student: Arlenne Hall

By Priyanka Champaneri, BA '05, MFA '10 on April 18, 2020

Hoping that a bachelor’s degree will help her move up the corporate ladder, Arlenne Hall joined the fall 2019 ADVANCE class in the business management pathway.

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Meeting Students Where They Are

By Mason Spirit contributor on April 8, 2020

As higher education is evolving to meet the changing needs of prospective students, Mason is taking the lead.

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Lawyering Up

By Mariam Aburdeineh, BA ’13 on March 23, 2020

In Scalia Law’s legal clinics, Mason students handle real cases for real clients, which changes the lives of both parties.

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14 Reasons to Go to Class

By Mason Spirit contributor on March 18, 2020

Whether it’s been two months or 10 years since you’ve stepped into a classroom, the excitement you felt when discovering an amazing class sticks with you. Here are 14 reasons some current students are eager to get to class.

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Advancing Toward a Four-Year Degree

By Priyanka Champaneri, BA '05, MFA '10 on March 18, 2020

For community college students looking to transfer to a four-year institution, the roadblocks they encounter along the way are often too much to overcome. ADVANCE is looking to change that—and create a model for other institutions across the nation to follow.

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ADVANCE Student: Sofia Escoto

By Priyanka Champaneri, BA '05, MFA '10 on March 18, 2020

A member of the ADVANCE inaugural class of fall 2018, Sofia Escoto is a student in the biology pathway.

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Source Code

By Mason Spirit contributor on November 11, 2019

Mason has a solution to the region’s tech worker shortage.

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Amazing Amazon Alumni

By Mason Spirit contributor on November 11, 2019

What’s do you get when you pair Virginia’s largest research university with one of the country’s tech giants? An extraordinary workforce.

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A Conversation with Anne Holton

By Preston Williams on November 11, 2019

Meet Anne Holton, Mason’s seventh–and first female–president

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