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Baseball Transfer Going Pro in Business by Greg Johnson -- Aug 13th 2020
Born and bred in Connecticut, Cooper Mrowka, MSM ’20, barely knew anything about George Mason University before he reached out to their baseball coaching staff. Due to an injury that sidelined him for a season, he had graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (UMass) with a year of [...]
The pandemic has not killed brick and mortar stores despite the move of consumers to clicks and online buying. Only changes that provide greater convenience to consumers at reasonable cost to retailers will persist. Most disruptions have already been coming and the pace and convergence have simply been [...]
At the Doorstep of a Pandemic by Greg Johnson -- Jul 27th 2020
It’s been a whirlwind of a ride for Lacey Morison, BS Management ’09. Her husband’s job in the Foreign Services took the couple and their young daughter all the way to Shanghai. As chief of Budget and Finance for the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, Morison had to adjust to new challenges of [...]
The Giving Spirit by Greg Johnson -- Jul 20th 2020
It was a frigid December night in Washington, D.C., when Tom Bagamane, MBA ’95, pulled up to a red light near the Ronald Reagan Building on Pennsylvania Avenue. His gaze through the car window was caught by the filthy steam emitting from the grates along the sidewalk. He looked closer. There were [...]
Staff Profile: Mary Byerley by Rachel Chasin -- Jul 13th 2020
Mary Byerley has been with the School of Business for more than 22 years and has thoroughly enjoyed her time thus far. “What I love about Mason’s School of Business is the amazing team of staff and faculty members who work collaboratively to develop creative programs and initiatives that support [...]
Faculty Profile: Karen Kitching by Jennifer Anzaldi -- Jul 9th 2020
“What I love the most about the School of Business is that I am able to express my ideas and have them supported,” says Kitching. This year she introduced the graduate accounting analytics certificate program and created four new courses in the Master of Science in Accounting curriculum. “It’ [...]
Stevie Awards Founder Gives Back by Greg Johnson -- Jul 6th 2020
It had been 15 years since graduating from George Mason University when Michael Gallagher, MBA ’94, was approached by school officials about getting involved with the School of Business Alumni Chapter. He jumped in with both feet, serving several roles including chapter president and has sat on the [...]
Patriots Hiring Patriots by Greg Johnson -- Jul 2nd 2020
There are many traits that employers associate with School of Business alumni—hard working, ambitious, innovative, prepared—to name a few. Many of these characteristics are what the admissions office searches for when selecting applicants to attend the university, others are developed and strengthened [...]
Maxwell Gocala-Nguyen (he/him) is a liaison to students, helping to build communities within the School of Business by bringing people together from all different groups. As the associate director for undergraduate recruitment and engagement at George Mason University School of Business, Gocala-Nguyen [...]
Over the past five years, the School of Business has seen an encouraging and steady incline of female enrollment. While numbers are on the rise at the dynamic school, a glance around most boardrooms will tell you that women are still a small minority in the business world. George Mason University is [...]