George Mason University

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Redefining Excellence

George Mason University President Ángel Cabrera speaks at the dedication of the Antonin Scalia Law School. Justice Elena Kagan, far left, spoke at the ceremony. Other members of the Supreme Court are on the front row.

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Inclusive and Accessible

Veteran Henry Thomas and his wife, Marjorie, are pursuing degrees that will let them give back to other veterans.

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Focused on Your Future

Create your own niche, break your own path

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Located for Opportunity

Sharon Dorsey, a rising junior and track team member, has a summer internship at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. The environmental science major with a concentration in ecology sees herself one day working for Fish and Wildlife Services.

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Pioneering Research

Nelson Cortes, an associate professor in Kinesiology and Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion, as well as in the Sports Medicine Assessment, Research and Testing (SMART) Laboratory, looks for risk factors that can lead to debilitating injury. He earned one of Mason’s Emerging Researcher/Scholar/Creator awards.

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Driven to Serve

May 2016 graduate Dawite Ewnetu, a computer science and mathematics major, is returning to his native Ethiopia to build shelters for children who must work to support their families. “They sell items and clean shoes. Sometimes they have no place to sleep at night, or anyplace to store their belongings,” he says. Afterward, he'll return to the United States to a job as a system analyst at Lockheed Martin.

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