Yesterday, the annual GMU Alumni Association Celebration of Distinction honored the 2020 award recipients.  The Volgenau School was proud to be represented by both the Faculty of the Year - awarded to Professor Jeff Offutt and the Senior of the Year - awarded to Jessie McCandlish, Computer Science.


On the heals of the 2020 awards is a call for nominations for the 2021 awards.  Please see the list of available awards below.  This year, the nomination process has changed and you are encouraged to make nominations directly via the provided link.  Each nomination requests 4 key pieces of information related to the nominee's qualifications, contributions, impact, and leadership/inspiration.


Nominations are due by Tuesday, December 1, 2020.


Sincere Regards and Go Mason!


Dennis V. Pereira

VSE Alumni Board Member



Call for Nominations



Nominations are currently open for the 2021 Celebration of Distinction which includes: Alumnus/na of the Year; Alumni Service Award; Graduate of the Last Decade; Faculty Member of the Year; and Senior of the Year. The process has been streamlined to make it easier to nominate a deserving individual. For details, including the corresponding nomination criteria and requirements for each award, please click here. Ready to submit a nomination? Click here.


All the best,


Ana Lopez

Administrative Assistant and Office Manager

Staff Senator
Office of Advancement
Nguyen Engineering Building, Room 2705
4400 University Drive, MS 4A4
Fairfax, VA 22030
703-993-1497 Phone

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