Alumni Leadership and Chapter

George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government encourages the active involvement of its alumni. The Schar School Alumni Chapter co-sponsors Schar School social and professional networking events and organizes the Annual Alumni Awards Gala.

The Schar School of Policy and Government Alumni Chapter invites all graduates of programs within the Schar School to participate. We are looking forward to your involvement.

The goals and purpose of the chapter are to:

  • Unify the alumni and students of the Schar School of Policy and Government from all degree and certificate programs in the interest of personal and professional enhancement.
  • Establish a medium through which the chapter may support, advance, and strengthen the value of all Schar School degree and certificate programs.
  • Serve as a source of information and mentoring for current students.
  • Participate as an active chapter of the George Mason University Alumni Association and support the goals and mission of the university and the alumni association.

The Alumni Chapter Board is elected annually for one or two year terms in May electronically. Terms run from July 1st to June 30th.

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Alumni Leadership

The current Alumni Chapter Board Members for 2021-2022 are listed below. For more information, contact ScharAlumni@gmu.edu.

J.J. Stakem, President
Master's in Organization Development and Knowledge Management ’12

Emily Rogers, Secretary
Master of Public Administration ’20

Amanda Attiya, Member at Large
Bachelor of Science in Public Administration '20

Christina Fullmer, Member at Large
Master’s in Public Policy '13

Brennan R. Georgianni, Member at Large
Master of Public Policy '16

Cherrita Guy, Member at Large
Bachelor’s of Science in Economics ’18, Master of International Commerce & Policy  ’19

Fleciah Mburu, Member at Large
Master of Public Administration ’18, Certificate of Public Management ’18

Freddy Mitchell, Member at Large
Master of Public Policy '17

Edwina L. Smallwood, Member at Large
Master of Public Policy '16

Dr. Divya Shrider, Member at Large
PhD, Public Policy '11

Kristen Taylor, Member at Large
Bachelor of Arts in Government & International Politics ’88

 

Former Board Members

Khushboo Bhatia
BA ’16

Tom Bradley
Master of Peace Operations Policy '18

Craig Buckley
Master of Public Policy ‘16

Daniel M. Duckwitz
Bachelor of Arts in Government & International Politics with a minor in Economics ’09, Master of Public Administration ’15

Laura Gouge
Master’s in International Commerce and Policy ’15

Colin R. Hart
Master of International Commerce Policy ’93

Anthony Luberto, Member at Large
Master of Peace Operations Policy ’13

Emily Mark
Master of Public Administration ‘09

Jason Matechak
Master of International Commerce Policy ‘93

Ajay Narayanan, Member at Large
Master's in Organization Development and Knowledge Management

Mark P. O’Malley
Master of Public Administration ‘96

Joshua Pipes
Master of Peace Operations Policy ‘14

Jenny Walters
Master of Public Policy ‘08

 

Volunteer!

Please consider serving on one of our chapter’s committee:

  • Student Support Committee seeks to provide the following programs for alumni and students:
    • Chaired by Brennan Georgianni; Vice Chair: Fleciah Mburu
      • Exam Stress Break Event (donuts, blue books, coffee, fruits and an open space are offered to students, faculty, and alumni twice a semester).
      • Undergraduate alumni and student engagement events (on Fairfax/Arlington campuses and regionally).
      • First Year Initiative (Alumni visit undergraduate/graduate first year classes to acquaint new students to the Alumni Chapter services and events).
      • Alumni to Student & Alumni to Alumni Mentorship Program
      • Alumni speakers at orientation
      • Host perspective & admitted student events
      • They also work with students organizations at the Fairfax/Arlington Campuses
         
  • Events Committee seeks to provide the following programs for alumni:
    • Co-Chaired by Christina Fullmer and Anne Fenley
      • Plan all policy and networking events
         
  • Veterans/Active Military Committee seeks to provide the following programs for alumni and students:
    • Chaired by Kristen Taylor
      • Represent Veteran Owned Companies, Student Veterans, and those Military-Connected at the Schar School Career Fair
      • Plan Schar School at the State Department Day for students
      • Plan athletic & charity events 

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Schar School of Policy and Government Alumni Mentoring Program

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