Mason Spirit Profiles

  • March 30, 2023
    Cathy Pinskey, capital program director at George Mason University, has watched Mason’s square footage grow a lot over the years—by the millions. As capital program director with Mason Facilities, Pinskey has overseen the university’s largest and most complicated capital projects to date, including the Core Campus Project from 2016 to 2022, which revitalized the heart of the Fairfax Campus. Today, her main focus is Fuse at Mason Square, a new building currently under construction.
  • March 9, 2023
    Dee Arrington is the site coordinator at George Mason University's Potomac Science Center.
  • February 9, 2023
    Shayna Marlowe is assistant director for sexual and interpersonal violence and student support services at Student Support and Advocacy Center at Mason Square.
  • January 11, 2023
    In the Feather Identification Lab at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, Mason alum Carla Dove identifies the specific birds involved in collisions, with samples coming to her from various branches of the U.S. military, commercial airlines, and more
  • January 3, 2023
    Mason alum Horace Blackman was elected as rector of Mason’s Board of Visitors in July, after serving as vice rector for the past two years.
  • December 1, 2022
    Ric Chollar helped give shape to Mason’s story of LGBTQ advocacy, one in which he insists there are many unsung heroes.
  • November 1, 2022
    When Alissa Karton began working at George Mason University in 1996, the university looked like a very different place, with fewer residence halls, fewer students, and a reputation for being a commuter school.
  • October 20, 2022
    As an undergraduate, Doni Nolan, BA Biology ’14, had no visions of a future profession until she visited the greenhouse on George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus.
  • October 18, 2022
    After a perilous journey through war-torn Ukraine, a freshman Schar School student looks forward to a new life. But she’s concerned for her parents who remained behind.
  • September 28, 2022
    As the director of Mason's Early Identification Program, Khaseem Davis works to ensure students have the tools they need to be successful—even in a pandemic.
  • September 20, 2022
    Amy Sullivan loves her job as the head of preservation services at Mason's University Libraries, where she works to ensure the safety of items in the university’s libraries and collections.
  • September 15, 2022
    Jeanne Medford is a Mason Athletics staff member, celebrating 40 years of employment at George Mason University.