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Stephanie Seal Walters, History

By Lindsay Bernhards, BA '18 on November 26, 2018

History PhD candidate Stephanie Walters took her childhood love for history with her all the way to her dissertation, where she started with a single question: Were there loyalists in Virginia at the time of the Revolutionary War? Modern historians believe that only a few hundred loyalists, then called Tories, existed across the state.

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UN Peace Envoy

By Buzz McClain, BA '77 on October 18, 2018

As a United Nations senior mediation adviser, Tatsushi Arai, PhD Conflict Analysis and Resolution ’05, is on call to negotiate with world leaders and conflict parties at a moment’s notice.

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Meet the Mason Nation: Rodger Smith

By Lindsay Bernhards, BA '18 on October 18, 2018

Rodger Smith, faculty advisor for WGMU radio and an instructor in the Department of Communication, brings his years of passion for radio and communication to Mason students

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Alumnus Wins Pulitzer Prize

By Mason Spirit contributor on October 18, 2018

Washington Post video reporter Tom LeGro, BA English ’98, MFA Creative Writing ’01, was part of the newspaper team that won the Washington Post a 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting.

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Patriot Profile: Noah Shoates

By Lindsay Bernhards, BA '18 on October 18, 2018

Last year, Mason senior Noah Shoates helped serve more than 70 students in his role as one of the student directors of Mason’s Patriot Pantry. “It’s more than just a pantry,” he says. “It’s a community.”

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Let There Be Lights

By Lindsay Bernhards, BA '18 on October 18, 2018

Mason Engineering alumna Urenna Onyewuchi has been passionate about improving Africa’s access to reliable electricity from a young age.

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A Road Map for the Future of Health Care

By Mason Spirit contributor on August 6, 2018

Mason alumna Franziska Moeckel came to the United States as an international student from Germany, searching for a university that would be the perfect fit for her. While she was accepted to several schools, Moeckel says Mason was her top choice because it allowed her to be part of a community.

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Game Changer

By Teresa D. Allen, MFA '12 on August 1, 2018

Mason alumnus Rick Dunetz, BIS ’97, is the executive director of Side-Out Foundation, which funds targeted “multiomic” research studies on metastatic breast cancer, a new method of combining genomic and proteomic research, creating individualized therapies for specific patients.

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Meet the Mason Nation: Shira Kulok

By Lindsay Bernhards, BA '18 on August 1, 2018

In 2017, Mason’s Childhood Development Center earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and it continues to grow. Center director Shira Kulok uses her creativity and passion for early childhood education to develop programs that will benefit all children while enhancing the center.

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Mason’s Nursing Leadership Pipeline to Oman

By Buzz McClain, BA '77 on August 1, 2018

Of the nine nursing institutes in Oman, Mason alumni lead four of them—three are deans and one is a director. There soon will be a fifth. “Forty years ago, Oman had one hospital and 20 beds. Now there are 60 health care facilities in Oman,” says Kevin Mallinson, assistant dean for PhD and research programs in Mason’s School of Nursing. “Mason has had a big impact on Oman wherever in the country [these alumni] serve.”

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