2019 Recipients

Some people are voted "most likely to succeed."
Others just go ahead and do it.

The 2019 Distinguished Alumni Awards were presented as part of our annual
CHSS Celebration of Achievement held on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at the Country Club of Fairfax. The achievements of these alumni remind us of the broad areas of study that encompass our college. These individuals exemplify the adaptability of a humanities and social sciences education and they are taking an active role towards confronting essential questions and problems in our society. We are honored to have these distinguished alumni represent our college and our Mason community.


African and African American Studies

Erica D. Callicutt
BA Communication '11

Erica D. Callicutt

Bachelor of Individualized Study

Lisa M. Zuccari
BIS '89

Lisa Zuccari


Jordan M. Alpert
PhD Communication '15

Jordan Alpert

Criminology, Law and Society

Michael L. Brown
PhD Criminology, Law and Society '19

Michael L. Brown, PhD


Benjamin W. Powell
MA Economics '02, PhD Economics '03

Benjamin W. Powell, PhD


Sean G. Murphy
BA English '92, MA English '93

Sean G. Murphy

Global Affairs

Hodei N. Sultan
BA Global Affairs '07, MS Conflict Analysis & Resolution '11

Hodei Sultan

Higher Education

Guilbert L. Brown
MAIS '12

Guilbert Brown

History and Art History

Trevor Owens
MA History '09, PhD Education '14

Trevor Owens

Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

Shane M. Kanady
MAIS '18

Sheila Turek, PhD

Modern and Classical Languages

Sheila M. Turek, PhD
BA French '85, MA Foreign Languages '97,
Certificate in Translation '97

Sheila Turek, PhD


Christian A. Carrozzo
BA Philosophy '10, MA Philosophy '12

Christian Carrozzo


Afra S. Ahmad
BA Psychology '08, MA Psychology '12, PhD Psychology '16

Afra S. Ahmad, PhD

Religious Studies

Kristina L. Kotlus
BA Religious Studies '06

Kristina L. Kotlus

School of Integrative Studies

Chris D. Fowler
BA Integrative Studies '01

Chris Fowler

Sociology and Anthropology

Emily Harvey
BA Anthropology '15, MA Anthropology '17

Emily Harvey

Women and Gender Studies

Valencia K. Long
Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies '17

Valencia K. Long