Outstanding Students Recognized

Posted: May 12, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

D’Leon Barnett, an integrative studies sophomore with a concentration in legal studies, is one of 16 students nationwide invited to participate in the Institute for Responsible Citizenship’s Washington Program.

The institute prepares high-achieving African American men for successful careers in business, law, government, public service, education, journalism, the sciences, medicine, ministry and the arts.

Barnett is president and founder of the Rotaract Club of George Mason University; a Mason Ambassador; and an active member of the Student Senate. He is also the founder of the Black Male Colloquium, a program that provides young black males with the opportunity to participate in culturally empowering seminars.

With a passion for youth advocacy and community development, Barnett aspires to be a state legislator. A native of Upper Marlboro, Md., he remains active as a mentor at his former high school.

Rachael Dickson, a rising Mason senior majoring in history with an electronic journalism minor, has been named one of the nation’s top 100 student journalists by UWire, a free wire service for college student media.

Dickson is a writer/reporter/videographer for Connect2Mason.com, an electronic student publication.

This is the second year consecutive year that Mason has had a Top 100 winner.

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