Gazette Archive: Accomplished Alumni

Alumna Devotes Career to Environmental Education

Posted: September 19, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Kristy Jones, BA Anthropology ’96 and MA Environmental Studies ’00, is working to protect the environment through education.

Former Patriot Wins WNBA Championship with Mercury

Posted: September 19, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Former Patriots standout Jen Derevjanik became just the third Mason alum to win an American professional sports title this week when her Phoenix Mercury team defeated the Detroit Shock to claim the 2007 WNBA Championship.

Grad Believes Nature Walk Can Change the Way You See the World

Posted: September 11, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

One stone thrown into a large lake might not seem significant, but the ripples from that one action expand outward and onward.

Joanna leads a nature walk

That’s what Joanna Cornell, PhD Environmental Science and Policy ’07, hopes to convey: one small, seemingly insignificant action can make a positive difference.

Cornell created the NEST (Neighborhood Ecological Stewardship Training) Program to attract people to the natural environment around them.

Alumna Tells the Stories behind the Headlines

Posted: August 22, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Hala Gorani

As a reporter and anchor for CNN International, alumna Hala Gorani, BS Economics ’92, has interviewed high-profile newsmakers around the world.

Alum Takes Gold in NACAC Championships

Posted: July 24, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Marc Kellman, BA ’06, won a gold medal in the triple jump while representing the United States at the inaugural North America, Central America and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC) Championships, held in San Salvador this past weekend.

Former Mason Standout Named Interim Head Coach of Chicago Fire

Posted: June 27, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Former George Mason men’s soccer standout Denis Hamlett, BS ’92, has been named interim head coach of the Major League Soccer (MLS) team Chicago Fire.

New Grad Lands Job with Parsons Dance Company

Posted: June 21, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Heidi Kershaw and Billy Smith

Dance Department chair Elizabeth Price is used to going to Commencement alone.

By then, many of the dancers graduating from her small but nationally recognized department are already dancing professionally.

Alum Collaborates with Mason Scientists on Robotic Brain

Posted: May 17, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

“The brain is embodied, and the body is embedded in the environment.” That, explains alumnus Jeff Krichmar, now a senior fellow in theoretical neurobiology at the Neurosciences Institute in San Diego, is his research team’s catch phrase.

Archaeologist Nears Major Discovery

Posted: May 10, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Back in 1974, Michael Johnson, BA ’68, found something unusual when digging in a garden in Chantilly, Va., and “things have not been the same since.”

Alum Dedicates Her Career to Finding a Cure for Cancer

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

It all started with a letter. Susan G. Braun, BA ’77, had just gotten one in the mail from a close college friend. Upon reading it, Braun learned that her friend had recently been diagnosed with breast cancer.