Honors College News

  • September 30, 2023
    On Friday, September 22, the Honors College organized a refreshing outdoor yoga session at Finley Quad, led by alumna Jamie Argento Rodriguez. Open to all, attendees enjoyed a peaceful yoga practice under Rodriguez’s guidance, fully embracing its benefits. Participants arrived carrying yoga mats or towels and moved in harmony, with each pose reflecting the serenity of the surroundings. Laughter resonated throughout the session, creating a tight-knit sense of community among everyone present. The event was a relaxing and communal experience for all.
  • September 21, 2023
    David Prester’s previous experience with George Mason University's Engineers for International Development lined up perfectly for his work at CDM Smith, where he spent time outside analyzing and monitoring soil, traveling to excavation sites, and overseeing subsurface drilling.
  • September 20, 2023
    The College of Engineering and Computing and the Honors College hosted an event called “Doughnuts and Discussions” to discuss excellence in STEM. The value of peer support was emphasized, with mentors guiding students through academic challenges. The event explored effective teaching and academic excellence, with participants sharing experiences and strategies. Faculty shared their perspectives on continuous learning, highlighting moments of deeper understanding through student interactions. The event served as a platform for sharing resources and experiences, equipping attendees with tools to thrive in STEM fields.
  • September 15, 2023
    Ashley Marshall-Lanier has joined George Mason University’s Honors College as an academic advisor. With 15 years of experience in higher education, she values progress over perfection. She began her career teaching language arts and English literature, and noticed the lack of support for students transitioning from high school to college. She advocates for student success and self-care skills. Marshall-Lanier takes a holistic view of student challenges and opportunities, and understands that students often balance education with other life responsibilities. She emphasizes the importance of support networks and individual pacing in achieving goals.
  • September 14, 2023
    Striving towards a more collaborative environment, members of several Honors College student organizations came together for the Student Leader Retreat on Saturday, September 9, 2023. The first of the school year, this semi-annual event brings together students of diverse backgrounds, majors and levels of involvement within the Honors College.
  • September 8, 2023
    Honors College students unwind with games at HUB Corner Pocket, fostering a vibrant community.
  • September 8, 2023
    Mason’s Honors College Resource Fair on Sep 5, 2023, aimed to increase students’ access to resources. Freshmen and upperclassmen gained insight about the ways the Honors College supports their success. Organizations engaged with students to let them know how they can get involved.
  • August 31, 2023
    Mason's Honors College held its annual ice cream social, welcoming new students with treats, games, and introductions.
  • August 14, 2023
    Mason’s Honors College and Early Identification Program (EIP) promote access to inclusive excellence. EIP serves first-gen high school students and offers programming such as the College Application Coaches program. EIP alumni entering the Honors College are awarded full tuition scholarships. The partnership strengthens EIP’s mission of educating the whole student and advances the Honors College’s commitment to increasing access to transformative academic, civic, and professional experiences.
  • July 17, 2023
    Kristen Alleyne, a senior at George Mason University, has been named a 2023 Public Health Scholar through the John R. Lewis CDC Undergraduate Public Health Scholars program. She will join a cohort at UCLA to gain hands-on experience in public health. Alleyne is also involved in various student organizations on campus, including the Caribbean Student Association and Patriots for Health Assistance. The Office of Fellowships helped her with the application process.
  • July 11, 2023
    Meet the two rising seniors who won a competitive scholarship within the Honors College: Aarush Jambunathan and Sebastian Rodinov.
  • July 3, 2023
    Three motivated Honors College students, Lina Hussein, Rakibul Alam Anik, and Molly Izer, presented their ambitious research projects to The George Mason Board of Trustees. Lina explored the impact of Affordable Care Act provisions on safety in hospitals serving vulnerable populations, Rakibul focused on sustainable agriculture to address soil salinity in Bangladesh, and Molly studied the function and benefits of congressional caucuses. These students showcased their research skills learned in Honors 110 and received guidance from professors during their studies. Their presentations demonstrated the potential of Honors College students to ask good questions, evaluate evidence, and approach research with openness.