Gazette Archive: Accomplished Alumni

Mason Alumna Mentors Children in Need

Posted: May 27, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason alumna Nancy Portee makes volunteering her life’s work, and her volunteering projects are as valuable to her as her career.

“I feel it is important to give back to the community, and I feel strongly that it is important to help children have a good start in life,” she says.

Alumnus Makes Clothes that Make the Man — and History

Posted: May 8, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

In an age when much historical information exists either between the covers of books or in online databases, one alumnus is working to put a human face — and an accurate outfit — on the past.

An Interview with Denis Hamlett, Mason Alumnus, MLS Coach

Posted: May 6, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Denis Hamlett, BS Public Administration ’92, is a Mason Hall of Famer who played soccer under coach Gordon Bradley.

Alumni Honored at Celebration of Distinction

Posted: April 21, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Each year, the George Mason University Alumni Association recognizes and honors outstanding alumni, students and faculty members for their achievements and contributions to the university during its Celebration of Distinction, held this year on April 16.

SPP Alumna Wins Book Contract with Elderly Entrepreneurship Research

Posted: March 25, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Ting Zhang

Just one year after winning a Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Fellowship to research elderly self-employment for an aging U.S. economy, Ting Zhang, PhD Public Policy ’08, has signed a contract with World Scientific Publishing to produce a book focusing on the same topic.

An Interview with Author Liam Callanan

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

Liam Callanan

Mason alumnus Liam Callanan, MFA ’01, will be on the Fairfax Campus next week to conduct a workshop with graduate students in Mason’s Creative Writing Program and give a reading of his work.

Mason Soccer Hall of Famer Named Coach of Chicago Fire

Posted: January 17, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Denis Hamlett, BS ’92, a member of the Patriots’ Men’s Soccer Hall of Fame, was hired as the head coach of Major League Soccer’s (MLS) Chicago Fire.

Interview with Alum Sharon Creech, Award-Winning Author

Posted: January 7, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

While growing up, Sharon Creech, MA English ’79, wanted to be a lot of things, including a teacher and a reporter. “I soon found that I would make a terrible reporter,” she says. “I didn’t like the facts, so I changed them.”

Mason Law Graduates Achieve Highest Virginia Bar Pass Rate

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

Mason law alumni who sat for the July 2007 Virginia Bar Exam continued the School of Law’s tradition of passing by a greater percentage than the state average.

Nearly 120 Mason graduates took the July exam, and the result was the highest pass rate of any Virginia law school.

Among all who took the exam, Mason graduates scored nearly 17 percentage points higher than the state average passage rate, with an overall passage rate of 88.8 percent versus a state overall passage rate of 71.9 percent.

Where in the World Are Mason Alumni?

Posted: November 16, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

With 112,000 alumni spread across the United States and around the world, Mason is making its impact in a national and international way.