Good Afternoon All,
My thanks to everyone who attended our Black History Month event Celebrating the Educators - Sharing the Legacy.  I hope you enjoyed the evening and will continue to support our activities in the months ahead.  Now it's time for March Madness, so let's go Mason Patriots!

Just a reminder...

The Association of Black Faculty, Administrators & Staff (ABFAS) will hold its monthly brown bag community lunch on Wednesday, March 2nd from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM.   This month's organizational meeting will be a video conference with colleagues from the Arlington, Fairfax, and Prince William campuses participating.   Please see the attached agenda of items for discussion.  For those of you on the Arlington campus - please go to Founders Hall, Room B119 (seats 20).  Larry Hennsey of Technology Support (ext. 3-8250) is the conference liaison there.  If you'll be attending in Prince William, please go to Bull Run Hall, Room 254 Conf (Seats 16).  Charvis Campbell, University Life (ext. 3-8373) is coordinating attendees there.  For colleagues here on the Fairfax campus we'll meet in the Engineering Building, Room1605 (seats 8, but we'll accommodate as needed).  This is a great opportunity to bring a portion of Mason's Black & African Heritage administrators, faculty and staff through the use of technology.  Our intent is two hold one video meeting with the three campuses during the Spring and Fall semesters going forward.  We look forward to seeing you on screen!

Also, ABFAS will hold its Happy Hour Meet-n-Greet on Friday, March 4th from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM at our new location - Icons Sports Lounge & Grille on 10418 Main Street in Fairfax (phone: 703 865-6101,  Feel free to invite Mason colleagues who may wish to join us for a casual get-together at the end of the work week as the NCAA basketball tournament season gets underway.

For more information about the Association of Black Faculty, Administrators & Staff, visit our website today at

Thanks to all current members for your continued support of ABFAS!

Have a good day,