Evan Stancil

The Arlington original building's future

Arlington Original Building basement (photo by Evan Stancil).

Long before the shadows of Founders Hall were cast towards George Mason University’s graduate campus on Fairfax Drive, there stood a rectangular red brick building serving as a central part of Mason’s Arlington campus. The Arlington Original Building as it is still called, was a Kann’s department store prior to becoming home to many of Mason’s academic programs.

Opinion: Memes from Mason's Arlington Graduates

Arlington Campus Founders Hall (Photo by Evan Stancil)










U.S. Ambassador and George Mason Professor John M. Jones

Professor John Jones (photo courtesy of John M. Jones)

Briefing the president of the United States on national security and traveling with a camel caravan are just some of the experiences that Professor John Jones brings to his students in the Public Policy and MBA programs at George Mason University. As an adjunct faculty member at Mason, he teaches courses for the graduate programs in the schools of management and public policy. Professor Jones was a former U.S. Ambassador to Guyana from 2008 to 2010, and, as a life-long U.S Foreign Service officer, has spent considerable time in Latin America, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Western Europe and parts of Africa.

Jones graduated from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton MBA program and Howard University’s law school.He seemed destined for a legal career as he set up his own private practice.

Student Fitness Spotlight: Jordan Fuhr—Future MBA and Triathlete

(Photo courtesy of Jordan Fuhr)

As a member of the Patriots Cohort and entering his second year in the MBA program Jordan Fuhr has had a unique experience on campus. As a University of Maryland alumnus, Fuhr has held numerous leadership positions since his days at College Park where he was inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership honor society. He currently works at the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation, which is a not-for-profit education foundation focused on building the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and community. After being promoted, he now stands as the director of marketing and strategic communications for the organization.

Arlington’s Quiet Meditation Space

Arlington's meditation room is a quiet area for students who seek to relax and free their minds from the rigors of school (Photo by Evan Stancil).

Tucked behind the staircase on the second floor of Founders Hall is one of the Arlington campus’s unique features. The Arlington campus “quiet meditation room” is a small space that is used by students who choose to take a quiet moment to relax and relieve themselves of the pressures and stresses of school.

The space is a replica of the Fairfax campus meditation space, constructed in 2001, located on the third floor of the Johnson Center. The JC meditation center sparked controversy in 2007 as predominately Muslim students were using the room when the space was intended to be open to all students.

Student Spotlight: Q&A with Scott Green

Scott Green standing in front of the Kuala Lumpur Tower in the federal capital of Malaysia on his MBA global residency trip to Singapore. 

Scott Green is a George Mason University MBA candidate who is set to graduate this spring. He has been a member of the Jackson Cohort and taken courses on the Arlington campus since 2010. A University of Richmond alumnus, Green currently lives in Arlington, Va. with his wife. He can be found after class enjoying a beer and watching his beloved Boston Red Sox or other New England sports teams.

Why did you choose Mason for your MBA?

SG: I believe it offers the best value of the DC-area MBA programs, especially for Virginia residents, which I am. Also, the class schedule fits nicely with my work schedule, and the Arlington campus is a short walk or drive from my apartment.

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