George Mason University’s School of Business is piloting a new program, Tradition Keepers, to preserve and further the legacies of the university and School of Business experiences. These rites of passage were established with the insight of current and former business students and include activities such as rubbing the toe on the George Mason statue, attending a basketball game, and visiting Career Services. The traditions encourage students to experience everything that Mason has to offer and help to establish a lifelong connection.
Upon graduation, students turn in their completed Tradition Keepers booklets and receive a unique pin for being part of the society. Tradition Keepers builds pride among students, creating a culture of student engagement and philanthropy that can extend long after graduation.
The program was established by School of Business faculty and staff members Kaleb Lewis; Nikki Jerome Ouellette, BS Government and International Politics ’09 and MPA ’13; Maxwell Gocala-Nguyen; and Christine Landoll, BS Accounting ’89 and MS Taxation ’92. George Mason University Alumni Association staff members Chris Clark-Talley and Adrienne Teague assisted the group.
The pilot for Tradition Keepers is currently only available to School of Business students, with hopes of the program becoming a university-wide initiative.