Gazette Archive: Accomplished Alumni

Recent Graduate Joins Ranks of Academia

Posted: May 22, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Paul Weissburg

While some recent graduates are anxiously combing the Internet for job leads, Paul Weissburg, a 2009 graduate with a PhD in public policy, is comfortably settled at Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill., as an assistant professor.

Mason Alumnus Receives the Walt Whitman Award for Poetry

Posted: May 14, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Academy of American Poets recently announced that J. Michael Martinez, MFA ’06, has been selected to receive the 2009 Walt Whitman Award.

As Pro Baseball Season Begins, Tampa Bay Executive Reflects on 2008 World Series

Posted: April 21, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

2008 was such a crazy year for Rick Vaughn, BSEd Health Education ’79, that he knew it would be December before he could really process it all. Even then it felt as if it had been a dream.

Mason Alumnus Wins Top Government Award

Posted: December 4, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

David Cushing

David Cushing, Mason alumnus and deputy chief financial officer of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, was recently selected by President George W. Bush as a recipient of the 2008 Presidential Rank Award.

The prestigious award represents a top achievement for Senior Executive Service members in the federal government.

Student Writer Blossoms into a Savvy Media Producer

Posted: September 29, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Ken Budd, BA ’88, MA ’97, tried computer science, social work and business, and was moving toward yet another major —English — when he enrolled in a course that may have marked a turning point in his life.

Mason Alumnus Heads Pentagon Memorial Fund

Posted: September 4, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Seven years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the first national monument to honor those who lost their lives will be dedicated, with a Mason alum at the helm.

Former Mason Basketball Standouts Sign Professional Contracts

Posted: August 13, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

A pair of former Mason players who have been linked together for the past four years will find themselves playing on different teams in different leagues next year.

Athletic Standouts Land Coaching Spots

Posted: July 22, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

It’s that time of the year when college athletic programs make changes in their coaching staffs, and several Mason alumni are among those taking new positions for the 2008-09 year.

An Interview with Author Andrew Yarrow

Posted: June 24, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Andrew Yarrow, PhD History ’06, teaches U.S. history at American University and is vice president and director of the Washington, D.C., office of Public Agenda, a nonpartisan think tank. He has also published widely in academic journals, newspapers and popular magazines.

No More Photocopies for this Mason Alum

Posted: June 5, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Sarasin Booppanon

While a doctoral student, Sarasin Booppanon, PhD Public Policy ’08, discovered that he spent hours at the library photocopying sections of books assigned by professors.