Volgenau School faculty and staff,


I am delighted to announce that our very own Cheryl Howe of the AIT Department has been named George Mason University’s Academic Advisor of the Year!! Congratulations to Cheryl for this well-deserved award!


This year, the university also recognized ten advisors with Honorable mentions, including Smriti Kansal of the ECE Department! Congratulations to Smriti as well!


Please join me in congratulating Cheryl, Smriti, and all of our VSE nominees for this important award:


Paul Ammann - CS

Peggy Brouse - SEOR

Paulo Costa - SEOR

Liza Durant - CEIE

Krzysztof Gaj - ECE

Rajesh Ganesan – SEOR

Cheryl Howe - AIT

Smriti Kansal - ECE

Chris Kauffman - CS

Kathryn Laskey - SEOR

Caitlin Laurence - BENG

Andrew Loerch - SEOR

Craig Lorie – ECE

Sean Luke - CS

Ami Motro – CS

Jeff Offutt – CS

Bernd-Peter Paris – ECE

Huzefa Rangwala – CS

Mark Snyder – CS

Girum Urgessa – CEIE

Pearl Wang – CS


Thanks to the nominees and to all of you who do so much to help our students!




Sharon A. Caraballo, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs

Volgenau School of Engineering

George Mason University