Fourth Estate/Allison Alberty

Happy New Year Mason Nation! 

We hope that everyone had a restful and relaxing winter break! Classes may have stopped over winter break, but your acts of kindness certainly did not! 

Catching up on the kindness…

Staff member Sonya Henry and Graduate Student Azriele Harris received a pat for the work they did in December helping the Mason Chooses Kindness initiative. A grateful colleague “Thank you two for putting the Mason Chooses Kindness Swag bags together so I could deliver them to folks throughout the DMV. I know it was extra work and complicated the process a bit, I appreciate your patience and flexibility!”   

Faculty member Andrew Anderson received a pat for being an “amazing partner” to University Career Services. A fellow faculty member describes him as a “devoted clinician who cares about building campus partnerships in order to provide the best services to students.” They also said, “Andrew has been very responsive and informative in all of our communications. I look forward to continuing to partner with Andrew and CAPS in 2023!”

Staff member Joshua Braaten received a pat for facilitating positive student relationships from a fellow staff member. “Thank you for going the extra mile and sending a text to your students as a pick-me-up. I know they appreciate it!” 

We know the beginning of a new semester can be challenging, so the Fourth Estate is sending a special pat to all students, staff and Mason employees as we get back into the swing of things. There is much to look forward to this semester, so keep it up Patriots. Stay tuned for more acts of kindness to come!

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