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Redefining Excellence

Nancy Dorcas, who emigrated from the civil war-ravaged Congolese conflict zone in 2007, participated in a diplomatic simulation at the U.S. State Department that included coaching by Secretary of State John Kerry.

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Inclusive and Accessible

In April of 1972, Virginia Gov. A. Linwood Holton Jr. signed a bill that separated “George Mason College” from the University of Virginia. In addition to his part in establishing Mason, he also played a leading role in integrating Virginia schools. Here, he walks his daughter to her public school class.

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Focused on Your Future

Create your own niche, break your own path

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Located for Opportunity

Laurence Bray, associate chair of the Department of Bioengineering, developed the popular Applied Neurotechnologies course, which combines classroom learning with clinical experience at Inova Fairfax Hospital’s campus. “The class filled up in half a day,” Bray said.

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Pioneering Research

George Mason University freshwater ecologist Chris Jones will be among the first faculty members to hold classes at the new Potomac Science Center, home to the College of Science’s Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center and the Center for Geospatial Intelligence. Photo courtesy Sam Kittner

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Driven to Serve

Robinson Professor John Paden retires in May after a 30-year career at Mason, but he won’t be slowing down. “I’m not the kind to go fishing and watch the clouds go by,” he says. “Nigeria never lets me go.

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