Dyer Named Employee of the Month for April

Posted: April 2, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Beau Cribbs

Name: Michael (Mike) Dyer

Current position: International Admissions Specialist

What he does: “I evaluate international credentials for international graduate programs. I also look at applications to our Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Campus in the United Arab Emirates.”

Michael Dyer EOM
Michael Dyer

What he enjoys most about his job: “I love to travel. That’s been one of the most enjoyable aspects of my job so far, along with the people I get to meet while working here.”

What he did before coming to Mason: “I was a graduate student at the University of Denver where I worked at the Office of International Admissions. I came to Mason after moving to the D.C. area.”

Most memorable Mason moment: “Dining in the palace of the crown prince of Ras Al Khaimah during one of my visits there.”

What he does in his spare time: “When the weather gets warmer here, I like to kayak and jog. I’ve been starting to learn French lately too.”

What others say about him:

“He does his job with enthusiasm and good spirits … [and] will soon represent the institution on a recruitment trip in the Middle East. I have every confidence that he will prove to be a great asset in this regard.”

—Andrew Flagel, dean of Admissions

“He manages his tasks with grace, particularly in the light of the changing roles among the RAK staff. …[The RAK staff] said they learned from a recent trip that they need to bring more Mason Virginia staff to RAK on a regular basis. Mike’s work contributed significantly to that positive assessment.”

—Wendy Payton, director of special projects for the vice provost of academic affairs

“He consistently goes beyond the scope of his job responsibilities in order to better serve the incoming and continuing students at Mason…. I know that when I need something done accurately, as well as quickly, Mike Dyer is the one to go to. He constantly goes out of his way to be helpful and to advance the field in which he works.”

—Daniel Robb, director of Graduate Admissions

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