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A Room with a View

By Priyanka Champaneri, BA '05, MFA '10 on June 27, 2019

As a student at Mason, Lee Glazer, BA Art History ’84, discovered a love for the arts that carried her all the way to her new role as founding director of the Lunder Institute of American Art at Colby College in Maine.

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All Creatures Great and Very, Very Small

By Priyanka Champaneri, BA '05, MFA '10 on June 27, 2019

From snow leopards to deer ticks, David Crum, MPH ’16, has seen and treated it all.

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Meet the Mason Nation: Jeremy Freer, MM ’10

By Priyanka Champaneri, BA '05, MFA '10 on June 27, 2019

Jeremy Freer, MM ’10, is the assistant director of Mason’s famed Green Machine pep band, but if you ask him how he got here, he will say he was just helping out a friend.

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The Road to CEO: Kristen Cavallo, MBA ’93

By Mason Spirit contributor on June 19, 2019

“Society is shining a light on women leaders right now, and I am glad that I was able to step into it when it came my way,” says Kristen Cavallo, MBA ’93, who was named the first female CEO of the Martin Agency, a leading Richmond, Virginia-based advertising agency in December 2017.

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Life’s Lessons On and Off the Court

By Colleen Kearney Rich on March 28, 2019

John Niehoff, BS Accounting ’84, has a penchant for business and passion for basketball. He also has a special talent for giving back to the alma mater he holds responsible for his success.

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Family Comes First for CEO

By Rob Riordan on March 28, 2019

Brian Kearney, BA Integrated Studies ’02, started with his family’s business when he was in the third grade. He’s since become COO and has since given back to his other family: George Mason University.

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For This Traveling Physician, Mason Showed Her How to “Walk the Walk”

By Priyanka Champaneri, BA '05, MFA '10 on March 28, 2019

Sima Assefi, BA Biology ’89, was a freshman at Mason when war broke out in Iran, and she was left penniless. Almost 30 years later, she was named a Mason Exemplar.

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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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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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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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