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Mason grads urged to chart own paths in life

Green-begowned graduates at George Mason University could be forgiven they wondered why commencement keynote speaker Stu Shea asked them to stand, take a single step and lean in with their classmates. Shea noted how famous people throughout history – Martin...

Community-college grads lauded for success in challenging times

“Boundless horizons” await the newly minted graduates of Northen Virginia Community College, the institution’s president told them during May 15 ceremonies at EagleBank Arena on the campus of George Mason University. “Your commitment to your goals to getting here today...

Marymount grads lauded for talents, perseverance

The past two years have highlighted the need for passionate new members of the health-care and educational professions, and the first of three commencement exercises held by Marymount University the weekend of May 13-15 gave students in the university’s...

Editor’s Notebook: Turn those tassels, people!

Nope, the headline is not talking about a team-building session in the strip-club industry. Rather, it's college-commencement time. This morning brings the first of a number of ceremonies for graduates at Marymount University. Sunday gives us Northern Virginia Community College...

Mason alumna will speak to new health-care grads

Nationally-recognized health care leader and George Mason University School of Nursing alumna Karen Dale, RN, MSN, will be the keynote speaker at the Mason College of Health and Human Services’ 2022 Degree Celebration, to be held on May 22...

Marymount details commencement speakers

Marymount University has announced speakers for its three commencement ceremonies to be held in May. The events, to be held outdoors on the university’s main campus in Arlington, will comprise the 71st annual commencement since Marymount’s founding in 1950. “The newest...

Local colleges prep commencement exercises

After two years in which commencement ceremonies for local institutions of higher learning were disrupted, things are beginning to return to a semblance of normal for 2022. Three major local colleges – George Mason University, Northern Virginia Community College and...

Community-college grads lauded for perseverance

If there is any residual taint still attached to attending community college, Glenda Sorto wants to put it for rest, once and for all. “Never let the community-college stigma get to you. The students here are getting quality educations –...

Editor’s Notebook: Turn those tassels!

I admit to greatly enjoying covering Northern Virginia Community College commencement ceremonies, because the challenges facing some of the graduates, and the perseverance they showed in overcoming them, are always worth bringing to a wider audience. It's been a year...

Community College preps for first winter commencement

To accommodate an ever-increasing enrollment, spread the celebrations throughout the year and resume in-person ceremonies put on hold by the pandemic, Northern Virginia Community College will hold its first-ever winter commencement on Dec. 14. A trio of ceremonies will be...
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