Gazette Archive: Standout Students

Sophomore Awarded Integrity Scholarship

Posted: March 9, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Elyor Tulyaganov, a sophomore finance major, has received a $1,000 integrity scholarship from the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS).

Ten scholarships are awarded each year to students who demonstrate they can make honorable decisions when faced with an ethical dilemma.

To win the award, Tulyaganov had two write two essays demonstrating how he would make honorable decisions when faced with an ethical dilemma.

GMU Opera Celebrates First Place Victory at National Competition

Posted: February 25, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The sounds of sopranos and baritones echoed off the walls of the Key Bridge Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Va., where the National Opera Association (NOA) held its 54th Annual Convention in January.

When the convention came to a close, the verdict was clear: Out of five universities from across the country, the GMU Opera walked away with its first national-level award.

GMU Opera contestants

Johanna Mueller’s Prints in MFA Thesis Exhibition

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

As she describes it, student Johanna Mueller imbues her work with “personal mythology,” drawing from “her own narrative, cultural and historical references, pattern and design, and ancient myth and legend.”

Spring Undergraduate Apprentices Announced

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

Seventeen undergraduate students were selected for the competitive program.

Edgar Named CAA Scholar-Athlete for Men’s Soccer

Posted: January 5, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason junior midfielder Richard Edgar was one of six recipients of the Colonial Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete Award for the fall sports season.

Students Create Business Plans for Sustainable Business Ventures

Posted: December 10, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

While most students were busy preparing for final exams this past weekend, 32 Mason undergraduate students were hoping to see a busy semester culminate in a $500 cash prize.

Entrepreneurship classes throughout the university were invited to participate in the second annual Dean’s Business Plan Competition sponsored by the School of Management.

A Match Made at Mason: Chess Club Players Top Russians

Posted: December 2, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

When he graduates later this year, senior Jeff Brown can say that while he was at Mason his team beat the Russians – that would be in chess, not some other sport.

Students playing chess

ICAR Student Extends Theory to Practice

Posted: November 19, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Jana El Horr

The Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) Alumni Chapter has named PhD student Jana El Horr as this year’s recipient of the Mary Lynn Boland award for outstanding student service. She is also a Fulbright scholar and founding member of the Center for Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding.

Environmental Policy Student Wins Wildlife Photography Contest

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

Megan Draheim realized that her love for nature and her love for photography was a winning combination.

Mason Students Serve Virginia Communities in Summer Project

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

Mason students Halima Ali, Latonya Austin, Justin Fogata and Purcella Smith spent their summer serving low-income communities around Petersburg, Va.