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Kauri George, Film and Video Studies

By Mason Spirit contributor on March 22, 2019

Year: Senior Major: Film and Video Studies Hometown: Centreville, Virginia Switching Gears: With a little push from herself, and before getting in too deep, Kauri George decided to shift away from her studies in journalism and instead follow her dreams of film and video. She wanted to have a hand in every aspect of film,…

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Ian Lisman

By Rob Riordan on March 22, 2019

Ian Lisman, MPP ’15, had a clear personal mission when he enrolled at Mason in 2013: Help his fellow veterans.

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Mihaela Suciu

By Priyanka Champaneri, BA '05, MFA '10 on March 22, 2019

Mihaela Suciu’s childhood and adolescent years present a sobering timeline of abuse, family alcoholism, divorce, and her mother’s death. But for this neuroscience major, those challenges were no match for her determination to persevere and not be defined by what came before.

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Evan Draim

By Priyanka Champaneri, BA '05, MFA '10 on March 22, 2019

Evan Draim spent his first two years out of Princeton University being a voice for people who are still learning to advocate for themselves. What he didn’t realize was that the work he was doing made him the perfect candidate to receive the A. Linwood Holton Jr., Leadership Scholarship.

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Cordelia Cranshaw

By Colleen Kearney Rich on March 22, 2019

When Cordelia Cranshaw, BSW ’14, graduated from Mason, she garnered media attention, including a story in USA Today. The reason: She beat the odds.

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On the Top of the World

By Colleen Kearney Rich on March 21, 2019

Mason psychology professor Patrick McKnight loves a challenge. In May 2018 he successfully summited Mount Everest in his third visit to the mountain. We recently talked to McKnight about his summit and other adventures.

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Meet the Mason Nation: Amy Takayama-Perez

By Mason Spirit contributor on March 20, 2019

Amy Takayama-Perez, BA Sociology ’96, MEd Counseling and Development ’02, always knew that she would work with students—but she didn’t know she’d end up as dean of admissions at her alma mater.

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360 Classes, 8 Degrees, 1 Family

By Mason Spirit contributor on March 13, 2019

Mary Monsen, née Krappweis, BS Management ’11, says she decided to attend Mason because it was a great school close to home. “I thought Mason offered a very good value proposition: A great education for a reasonable price near a booming job market.”

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Q&A with Winter Graduation Speaker Kelly McNamara Corley

By Preston Williams on January 8, 2019

Kelly McNamara Corley, JD ’89, was the 2018 Winter Graduation speaker at the 10 a.m. ceremony.

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Q&A with Winter Graduation Speaker M. Brian Blake

By Preston Williams on January 8, 2019

M. Brian Blake, PhD Information Technology ’00, was the 2018 Winter Graduation speaker at the 2 p.m. ceremony.

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