Graduation and Alumni News

  • December 9, 2022
    UMGC President Gregory W. Fowler, who will speak at Mason’s Winter Commencement on Thursday, December 15, discusses how Mason influenced his career path, the future of online learning, UMGC’s shared commitment to diversity and accessibility, and the gift of listening.
  • December 8, 2022
    For almost 10 years, Melissa Cannarozzi has worked in Mason’s Office of University Branding. She has spent half that time taking classes part-time and working on a master of arts in history.
  • December 5, 2022
    As a sophomore, electrical engineering major Sai Srivatsav Gutala started a student club called the Inventors and Innovations Team (IIT) with one of his classmates, computer engineering major Nicholas Paschke.
  • December 2, 2022
    Mason alum Alaleh Jenkins, acting assistant secretary for the United States Navy, shared her keys for success in a fireside chat with School of Business Dean Ajay Vinzé.
  • December 1, 2022
    Jill Deering, senior assistant dean of student and academic affairs at the Schar School, is the December Employee of the Month.
  • November 22, 2022
    In 1995, Mason staff photographer Neil Adams took aerial photos of the Fairfax Campus from a Huey helicopter.
  • November 22, 2022
    Mason alum Neil Adams talks about taking aerial photos of the Fairfax Campus from a helicopter in 1995.
  • November 21, 2022
    University of Maryland Global Campus President Gregory W. Fowler, a George Mason University alumnus and national leader in online and hybrid education for nontraditional students, will be the featured speaker at Winter Commencement next month.
  • November 8, 2022
    Never one to back down from a challenge, Alaleh Jenkins, BS Accounting ’97, immigrated to the United States as a teenager without speaking any English. As a student at George Mason University, she enrolled in basic English classes and quickly became fluent in English while also excelling in her other courses. Focused on academics as well as adjusting to and succeeding in a new country, she took advantage of Mason’s job fairs, landing a job at a major CPA firm after graduation.  “I got a lot of tough love at my first job and I will be forever grateful to my employer for pushing me out of my comfort zone,” Jenkins says.
  • November 4, 2022
    The passage of Title IX in 1972 also marked the beginning of athletic opportunities for women at George Mason University. Mason's first women's sport—tennis—started its inaugural season in 1972-73.
  • November 2, 2022
    The Fall 2022 Communication Career Forum, on October 25 at Mason’s Fairfax Campus, focused on helping students break into the industry and inspiring them to find purpose in their work.
  • October 27, 2022
    When Mason alum Miriam Van Scott was working as a freelance writer in the mid-1990s, she was researching an article about the afterlife and realized what she needed was a compendium of all things related to the hell—so she wrote one.