2021 Award Recipients

Celebrating our distinguished alumni, faculty, staff, and students

Each year the College of Humanities and Social Sciences celebrates individuals whose leadership, research, service, and contributions have made outstanding contributions to their fields, their communities, and to George Mason University. 

These CHSS alumni, students, faculty, and staff showcase how the humanities and social sciences drive our community forward in advancing cutting-edge research, impactful service, and critical competencies for today's global and knowledge-based economy. 

The college is proud to present our 2021 award recipients:

Ailsa Ware Burnett

CHSS Alumni Service Award

Ailsa Ware Burnett 
BS Public Administration '93, MA Sociology '96, MPA '07

Kathy Hollinger

CHSS Distinguished Alumni - Interdisciplinary Studies

Kathy E. Hollinger 
Masters of Interdisciplinary Studies

Troy Lowery

CHSS Distinguished Alumni - Staff Award

Troy Lowery 
BA Environmental and Sustainability Studies '15, Masters of Interdisciplinary Studies '18

Heaven Miller

CHSS Alumni Chapter Student Award

Heaven Miller
BS Criminology, Law and Society '24

Virgil Storr

CHSS Distinguished Alumni - Economics

Virgil H. Storr
MA Economics '00, PhD '03

Danielle Craddock

CHSS Alumni Service Award

Danielle B. Craddock
MAIS '11

Dr. Melanie R. Hill

CHSS Distinguished Alumni - English

Dr. Melanie R. Hill
MA English '12

Paul J. Liberty

CHSS Distinguished Alumni - Staff Award

Paul J. Liberty
BA English '88

Brandon O. Thompson

CHSS Distinguished Alumni - Criminology, Law and Society

Brandon O. Thompson
BS Administration of Justice '08

Sydney Johnson

CHSS Alumni Chapter Student Award

Sydney Johnson
BA Communication '23

David J. Freedman, Esq.

CHSS Distinguished Alumni - Philosophy

David J. Freedman, Esq.
BA Philosophy, BA Foreign Languages '98

Debra Lattanzi Shutika

CHSS Distinguished Alumni - Faculty Award

Debra Lattanzi Shutika
MA English '93

 

Elena Razlogova

CHSS Distinguished Alumni - Cultural Studies

Elena Razlogova
PhD Cultural Studies '04

 

Eric Gonzaba

CHSS Distinguished Alumni - Women and Gender Studies

Eric N. Gonzaba
MA History '14, CERG Women and Gender Studies '14, PhD History '19

Harold Geller

CHSS Distinguished Alumni - Higher Education

Harold Geller
MAIS '92, CERG Education '02, DA '05

 

Marcela Robertson

CHSS Distinguished Alumni - Communication

Marcella M. Robertson
BA Communication '11

 

Richard Gerrard

CHSS Distinguished Alumni - History and Art History

Richard N. Gerrard
MA History '89

 

Rolando Flores Santos

CHSS Distinguished Alumni - Global Affairs

Rolando Flores Santos
BA Global Affairs '18

 

Rose Pascarell

CHSS Distinguished Alumni - Staff Award

Rose Pascarell
MA Sociology '92

 

Ryan Duncan

CHSS Distinguished Alumni - Modern and Classical Languages

Ryan Duncan
BA Foreign Languages '95

 

Spencer R. Crew

CHSS Faculty Civic Excellence Award

Spencer R. Crew
Clarence J. Robinson Professor of History



Lulu Geza Kelemen

CHSS Distinguished Alumni - School of Integrative Studies/Bachelor of Individualized Study

Lulu Géza Kelemen
BA Integrative Studies '11, CERG Women and Gender Studies '15, MA Sociology '15

 

Isaiah Cruz

CHSS Distinguished Alumni - Religious Studies

Isaiah Cruz
BA Religious Studies '19

 

Sarah Nawab

CHSS Distinguished Alumni - African and African American Studies

Sarah Nawab, Esq.
BA Government and International Politics '16

 

Sean Marsh

CHSS Distinguished Alumni - Psychology

Sean M. Marsh
MA Psychology '99, PhD '05

 

Evan Braff

CHSS Distinguished Alumni - Sociology and Anthropology

Evan Braff
BA Sociology '91, MPA '04

 

Casey Klemmer

CHSS Distinguished Alumni - Sociology and Anthropology

Casey Klemmer
BA Integrative Studies '22, MAIS '23

Join us to celebrate our Community and Catalyst awardees on Thursday, November 18 at 7 p.m.

Our event is free and open to the public.

Registration is required to receive the event link. 

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