Fund-Raising Drive Creates Leadership Scholarship

by Corey Jenkins-Schaut

After more than seven years as associate dean for New Century College (NCC), Nance Lucas stepped down in January and became director of the college’s Center for Consciousness and Transformation, recently renamed the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being. To honor her tenure, NCC’s external advisory board has launched an effort to endow a scholarship in her name.

Lucas, who created the advisory board at the start of her tenure, is humbled by the gesture. “I know there are may students who are working full time or part time and struggling to stay in school,” she says. “if this scholarship can…make a difference to them in the same way [a similar scholarship from Penn State, her undergraduate alma mater] did to me, I think that’s really important.”

For more information on the initiative, please contact Kelly McCaskill, director of development for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, at or 703-993-8706.

An excerpt of this article appeared in Mason Spirit Magazine, Spring, 2013

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