Congratulations, Class of 2020! We are proud to celebrate with you your graduation from George Mason University. You are a class like no other, facing unique challenges with agility, determination, and perseverance. We recognize your accomplishments and the creative ways in which you have determined to engage with the learning opportunities before you, all while you cared for your loved ones, your classmates, and yourselves in the face of health concerns that are unlike we have seen in any of our lifetimes.
As I reflect on your achievements, I am reminded of the words of Vartan Gregorian, the President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York: "The humanities and the social sciences are a way for this country to learn from the past, understand the present, and devise paths to progress and peace." You have dedicated yourselves to your chosen fields of study, and we look forward to seeing where your life journeys take you next.
On behalf of the faculty and staff who have had the privilege of working with you throughout your academic careers at Mason, congratulations! And welcome to the growing community of CHSS alumni.
We wish you the very best in your future endeavors, and very much look forward to your keeping in touch with us.
–Dean Ann L. Ardis