Alumni Association Hosts Exam Materials Giveaway for Students

Posted: December 9, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Tara Laskowski

This time of year, the George Mason bookstore usually has a line of students wrapping around the store, each waiting to buy Scantron forms, blue books, or other crucial materials for their final exams.

In an attempt to “de-stress” some souls, the Alumni Association is sponsoring a giveaway of these exam materials this week. Today through Thursday, from noon to 2 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m., faculty and staff who are Mason alumni will staff a kiosk in the Johnson Center food court, handing out free bluebooks, No. 2 pencils, and Scantrons to students for their finals.

“I had the idea last spring when there was a long line of students buying Scantrons in the bookstore during finals. I thought waiting in line to buy a 25-cent Scantron must be very frustrating for students who may already be stressed out about taking their finals,” says Carrie Lake, project manager for Creative Services and member of the Broadside chapter of the Alumni Association. “The Alumni Association is always looking for ways to reach out to current students, and I thought it would be neat to give students free Scantrons.”

Funding came from the Alumni Association Board as part of its student outreach strategy. “It’s a great way for alumni to show that they care about students’ success at Mason,” says Chris Clark-Talley, executive director of the Office of Alumni Affairs.

To volunteer to help distribute materials, contact Amanda Adolph at (703) 993-1718 or

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