Wayne Clough, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, and Douglas Greenberg, Executive Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University, are the featured speakers of the 2012 College of Humanities and Social Sciences convocations.
Cynthia Burgett, a student in the History master's program, has been awarded a James Madison Fellowship. James Madison Fellowships were created to honor Madison's legacy and "Madisonian" principles by providing support for graduate study that focuses on the Constitution, its history and contemporary relevance to the practices and policies of democratic government.
PhD Candidate Maureen Santelli has been awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Visiting Research Fellowship in Colonial and U.S. History and Culture at the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
History major Jessica Campbell has won a Dean’s Challenge Award, given by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences to celebrate exceptional undergraduate students who have excelled academically while challenging themselves outside of the classroom. Jessica has done a wonderful job balancing academic work and service work. She in the Honors Program and is minoring in Ancient Mediterranean Art and Archaeology. She also works as a researcher and writer at the Mason History Project and in the Admissions office as a tour guide. Jessica is active in Honors College Connects and serves as the secretary in the Mason chapter of Students Helping Honduras. We are very proud to have her represent the major and the department!