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A Leader in Online Learning

By Mason Spirit contributor on March 30, 2021

Gregory Fowler, MA English ’95, started his new role as president of University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) in January 2021.

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Painting the Past

By Liam Griffin on March 30, 2021

Ever wonder what the Founding Fathers would look like as hipsters? Nathan Loda, MFA ’15, has, creating the paintings that brought you the hipster versions of Ben Franklin, Betsy Ross, and more.

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Meet the Mason Nation: Deborah Beck Corbatto

By Liam Griffin on March 30, 2021

Deborah “Debi” Beck Corbatto, BS Marketing ’86, MS Exercise Science, Fitness, and Health Promotion ’03, PhD Education ’18, has been making a difference for Mason student-athletes for more than 15 years. Now, as deputy athletic director, she leads Mason’s efforts to support its student-athletes through programs in nutrition, conditioning, and sports psychology.

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Hospitals’ First Line of COVID-19 Defense

By Mariam Aburdeineh, BA ’13 on March 30, 2021

Saskia Popescu, PhD Biodefense ’19, has been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, sharing her expertise as an infection prevention epidemiologist to help hospital administrators and government officials plan their response and to break down how to contain the spread for the media.

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Patriot Profile: Dominique Dowling

By Colleen Kearney Rich on March 30, 2021

Junior Dominique Dowling has been working to enact social change since high school. She now helps to lead Mason’s NAACP chapter and serves on the university’s Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence Task Force.

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Fighting Back

By Mariam Aburdeineh, BA ’13 on December 10, 2020

Haider Semaisim, LLM ’17, fights the terrorism that has plagued his Iraqi homeland by working on the database of global incidents of terrorism with the Schar School of Policy and Government.

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Meet the Mason Nation: Khaseem Davis

By Liam Griffin on December 10, 2020

As the director of the Early Identification Program, Khaseem Davis works to ensure students have the tools they need to be successful—even in a pandemic.

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Shaping Policy in Richmond

By Buzz McClain, BA '77 on December 10, 2020

Gerica Goodman, BS Psychology ’12, MPA ’15, is the first African American woman serving as a legislative and policy director in the Virginia General Assembly’s history.

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The Center of a Community

By Priyanka Champaneri, BA '05, MFA '10 on December 10, 2020

Carla Thomas McGinnis, MA Arts Management ’13, has built a career working at museums, all because of a conversation with her doctor.

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Patriot Profile: Fe Miranda

By Mariam Aburdeineh, BA ’13 on December 10, 2020

Mason junior Fe Miranda, a music education major, found themselves through the arts and is now dedicated to helping others do the same both on stage and off.

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