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Alumni Profile: Jason Von Kundra

By Cathy Cruise, MFA '93 on August 4, 2017

The phrase “farm to table” resonates with many of us these days, and for Jason Von Kundra, BS Earth Science ’12, it’s more than criteria for picking a restaurant—it’s a livelihood. Von Kundra lives and works at Harvest Table Farm in Meadowview, Virginia, supplying food year-round for nearby Harvest Table Restaurant.

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Alumni Profile: Maria Ambrose

By Mason Spirit contributor on August 4, 2017

For Maria Ambrose, BFA Dance ’11, an early opportunity at Mason planted the seed that would grow into her professional career, and land her in the spotlight.

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Alumni Profile: Nathaniel Provencio

By Damian Cristodero on August 4, 2017

As principal at Minnieville Elementary School in Woodbridge, Virginia, Nathaniel Provencio turned an underperforming institution into one of Prince William County’s best performing elementary schools. His efforts earned him recognition as the Washington Post’s 2017 Principal of the Year.

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Good as Gold

By Damian Cristodero on May 12, 2017

U.S. Olympic gold medalist David Verburg, Health, Fitness, and Recreation Resources ’13, returned to campus in February, where he was honored during the men’s basketball game with La Salle.

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Mason Spirits

By Mason Spirit contributor on May 12, 2017

Crafting “adult beverages” is one of the growing of the industries in Virginia, and entrepreneurial Mason alumni are well represented.

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Bethany Hall-Long, Alumna of the Year

By Colleen Kearney Rich on April 26, 2017

When Mason alumna Bethany Hall-Long was sworn in as lieutenant governor of Delaware on January 17, she also became the first Mason alum to hold the second-highest office in state government. She is this year’s Alumna of the Year.

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Alumni Profile: Jay Coakey

By Damian Cristodero on April 26, 2017

When Mason alumnus Jay Coakley began collecting hats to give to kids battling cancer who had lost their hair to chemotherapy, he expected the initial rush of donations to quickly slow.

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Patriot Profile: Issmar Ventura

By Colleen Kearney Rich on April 26, 2017

When communication major Issmar Ventura, BA Communication ’16, was a small boy, he aspired to be an airline pilot. When he grew up, he worked for Air France for a while and decided that career wasn’t for him. His mother suggested he become an immigration lawyer because he loved helping others. He considered it and even shadowed one for a stint, but again—not for him. He placed himself through his years at Mason by working a sales job, yet again, it just did not fit. Now he is on his way to his dream career as a broadcast journalist.

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Alumni Profile: Rachel Beauregard

By Teresa D. Allen, MFA '12 on April 26, 2017

Nashville resident and Mason theater alumna Rachel Beauregard embodies her favorite Tina Fey mantra: “Say yes. Then figure it out later.” She said yes to Mason’s Hylton Performing Arts Center, returning to campus to perform with her country band, Native Run, in October 2016.

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Live on the Scene

By Teresa D. Allen, MFA '12 on February 6, 2017

Mason alumnus Joe Little has won seven Emmy Awards for his news coverage at KGTV 10News, an ABC affiliate in San Diego, California.

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