Celebration of Achievement

On October 10, 2018 the college held its inaugural Celebration of Achievement, our signature event designed to honor and recognize our college's dedicated students, faculty, alumni, supporters and volunteers. This event is also a chance for us to recognize the impact of our faculty and student research and to share more about the college's vision and direction as it continues to prepare students for civically engaged lives and career advancement across a broad spectrum of careers and a lifetime of opportunities.

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2019 Group Photo of Celebration of Achievement Winners


Master of Ceremonies: Nicole Livas, BA Communication '90

Research Spotlight: The Enslaved Children of George Mason

Faculty Sponsors: Wendi Manuel-Scott and Benedict Carton

Student Researchers: Alexis Bracey and Ayman Fatima

This project delves into the untold story of the enslaved children, women, and men of George Mason IV, the patriot who wrote the Virginia Declaration of Rights and who serves as the namesake for our university.

CHSS Senior of the Year

Anna Ritter, BA Philosophy '19

CHSS Alumni Chapter Student Awards

Isaiah Cruz, BA Religious Studies '19

Brandon Lock, BA Communication '19

CHSS Volunteer of the Year

Jason Reis, BA Economics '93, GIS '17

Jason Reis_Volunteer of the Year

CHSS Philanthropists of the Year

Jamal* and Suzanne al-Barzinji, parent BS '08, MEd '10, MS '10

Drs. M. Yaqub and Tanveer Mirza, parent BA '00, BA '09

Yaqub Mirza and Firas al-Barzinji

*Awarded posthumously and accepted by his son, Firas al-Barzinji, on behalf of their family.

2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards

Special thanks to: The Country Club at Fairfax, our photographer and Mason student Madison Heilmeier, and our pianist Martin Gallegos, MM '15.