The College of Humanities and Social Sciences has been around as long as George Mason University has been granting degrees, but did you know that the college’s official alumni chapter is only three years old?
Toby Hettler, senior assistant director of development in the college, worked with Dean Deborah Boehm-Davis and Mason’s Office of Alumni Relations to organize the chapter. Prior to the college’s chapter, he explained, some individual department societies had held events for their alumni, but a college-level group offers opportunities for all of the college’s alumni to get together and take part in activities throughout the Washington, D.C., area.
And the chapter has assisted in hosting events both social and service-oriented, from mentoring lunches, where alumni join college students for lunch, networking, and information-sharing, to the Sciences of Beer event during Alumni Weekend, where the college joined with the College of Science for an afternoon of beer education and tasting.
A particularly popular event has been the early summer clean-up of the George Mason Memorial Statue. For the past few years, a team of alumni has gathered in East Potomac Park near the Thomas Jefferson Memorial to offer some TLC to the area surrounding this beautiful corner of the National Mall. This year, the event will took place on June 3.
To keep abreast of plans for this terrific chance to make your mark on the Mall, as well as for the host of other activities that the chapter has in mind, make sure to keep an eye on the Alumni Chapter of the college’s website, watch the Dean’s Twitter account, and find the College of Humanities and Social Sciences on Facebook.
The celebration doesn’t end with your degree! Come join the growing number of CHSS alumni! The college’s growing group of CHSS alumni offers a wealth of opportunities for continued fun, learning, and community.
June 13, 2017