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Subject: Join us today! First-gen grad student panel at noon!

FYI if you or your students are interested.



Perseverance and Success in Graduate School: A First Generation Student Perspective

Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 12:00-1:30pm

This Building Community event focuses on fostering relationships among Mason graduate and professional students of diverse identities while providing a platform for them to express ways to improve and strengthen the graduate community at Mason. Join Graduate Student Life for a panel discussion featuring the experiences and insights of first-generation graduate students and faculty at Mason. Hear their stories of success and resilience as they make their way through higher education.


Panelists include:

Sharrell Hassell-Goodman, Doctoral Candidate in Higher Education Program, College of Education and Human Development

Nadia Miningou, Doctoral Student in Chemistry & Biochemistry, College of Science

Dr. Toya Jones Frank, Assistant Professor, Mathematics Education Leadership and Secondary Education

Dr. Erin Peters-Burton, Donna R. and David E. Sterling Endowed Professor in Science Education

Moderator: Sydney S. Glass, Master's Student in Public Health, College of Health and Human Services


For more information and to register, visit this link. We hope you will join us! 


You can also join us directly using this info:


1) Join online: 

Password: firstgen

Meeting number: 617 711 176

Please type in your name and GMU email address when prompted

You may choose whether to connect video. When you join, your microphone will be muted by default.


2) Join by phone: 

+1-415-655-0003 US Toll

+1-202-860-2110 United States Toll (Washington D.C.)

Access code: 617 711 176

When you join, make sure your microphone is muted.




Julie Choe Kim, Ph.D.

Director of Graduate Student Life

George Mason University

Pronouns: she/her/hers


4400 University Drive, MSN 2A4

Student Union Building 1, Room 3326

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-993-4031 

Fax: 703-993-9528 

Email: [log in to unmask]


Facebook/Twitter: @MasonGradLife