2 GMU History Undergrads Recognized for Academic Excellence

Congratulations to two of our undergraduate students for receiving college-level recognition for their academic excellence. Megan Fowler, a double major in History and Theater, received a College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean’s Challenge Award. The Dean’s Challenge Award recognizes students who have excelled while taking academically challenging courses and have contributed to the Mason community through research or outreach. Sana Mirza, a double major in History and Art History, received the Outstanding Research Project award at CHSS’s Undergraduate Research Symposium. Her project examines the political implications of the creation of a mosque by Byzantine Emperor Michael VIII, as well as the preservation of Orthodox Christian churches and the incorporation of Byzantine forms in Ottoman architecture by Sultan Mehmed II, and places them within larger artistic discourses. Congratulations to Megan and Sana!