College of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

2015 Recipients

Every year, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences recognizes a distinguished alumnus from each academic department. These alumni are selected based upon professional accomplishments in their field; service and contributions to their department, college, and university; philanthropic activities; and enhancement of alumni and community engagement at Mason.

2015 Humanities and Social Sciences Distinguished Alumna

Mary Bauer, Distinguished Alumna 2015

Mary Bauer, MA '90 Foreign Languages

Mary Bauer is a graduate (1990) of GMU with an MA in foreign languages.  She is the widow of Jeffrey T. Chamberlain, a two-term chair of GMU's Modern and Classical Languages Department and former University Marshall. Together, they established the Jeffrey T. Chamberlain and Mary L. Bauer Modern and Classical Languages Endowment to support the continuing work of the department, particularly in support of faculty research and guest lecturers.  After Professor Chamberlain's death, Mary turned to GMU for help in pursuing her passion for addressing the issue of homelessness.  With the support of CHSS, she endowed the Mary's Scholarship for Homelessness Awareness and Advocacy to encourage students to explore and to help address homelessness and its root causes.  Now retired from federal government service, Mary currently works as an adjunct professor at Sacred Heart University, indulging her love of world literature.   

Humanities and Social Sciences Distinguished Alumni

Indira Kaur Ahluwalia, BS Psychology ‘90

Ted Arnn, BS Law Enforcement ‘93

Jay Banks, BA Psychology, ‘14

Rachel Benner, BIS ’08

Suzanne Cataldi, BA Philosophy, ‘81

Cindy Crump, BA Economics ‘82

Patrick Delaney, BA Communication ‘07

Lindsay Fletcher, BA History ‘04

Claire Forman, BA Global Affairs and Latin American Studies ‘09, MPA ‘14

Robert Gehl, PhD Cultural Studies ‘10

Alyse Knorr, MFA Creative Writing ‘12

Molly Maddra-Santiago, BA Spanish ‘10, MA Global Affairs ‘12

Janet Nalls, MAIS ‘14

Paul Reber, MA History ’92

Jennifer Talken-Spaulding, BA Anthropology ‘08

Danah Telfaire, BA Integrative Studies ‘04


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