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Pop-Up Pantry Fills Critical Need

Pop-Up Pantry Fills Critical Need

Mason undergraduates Noah Shoates, an information systems and operations management major, Gary Hooker, a psychology major and Caroline Dugas, an undeclared major, have joined forces to lead Mason’s Pop-Up Pantry.

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Students Explore History and Reconciliation in Cambodia

Students Explore History and Reconciliation in Cambodia

During winter break, eight Mason students travelled to Cambodia with Field Studies at SAIL for the course “Post Genocide Community Development and Spirituality.” New Century College Professor Tom Wood led the 14-day trip during which students travelled the length of the country, studying Cambodia’s history, religion and culture.

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Kalia Harris Joins U.S. Senators to Discuss Student Debt

Kalia Harris Joins U.S. Senators to Discuss Student Debt

It’s not every day that a Mason undergraduate joins prominent US Senators for a breakfast meeting that is covered in the Washington Post. On February 3, senior Kalia Harris (2016, community health) did just that, and from her place next to Senator Tim Kaine, called for action on the issue of college affordability.

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Students Lead through Service with Pop-Up Pantry

Students Lead through Service with Pop-Up Pantry

Members of the Leadership and Community Engagement Living Learning Community Noah Shoates, Gary Hooker and Caroline Dugas have assumed roles as Student Directors of Mason's Pop Up Pantry.The Pop Up Pantry provides clothes, food, toiletries and school supplies to George Mason University students, faculty and staff in need.

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Former Student and AB Participant Bianca Martinez Shares Her Experiences

Former Student and AB Participant Bianca Martinez Shares Her Experiences

I graduated in the spring of 2015 from the New Century College where I majored in Integrative Studies with a concentration in International Studies and a minor in Business. In the summer of July 2015, I was given the opportunity to travel to Natal, Brazil and participate in an intercultural exchange program called US-Brazil Connect, Global Leaders Fellowship.

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Alternative Break Applications Now Open

Alternative Break Applications Now Open

New Century College’s Social Action and Integrative Learning (SAIL) is accepting applications for participants and learning partners for all spring Alternative Break programs now through the October 9th deadline.

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Faculty Highlight: Kelly Dalton

Faculty Highlight: Kelly Dalton

New Century College welcomes back Kelly Dalton to another academic year in her new role as the assistant director of the Social Action and Integrative Learning (SAIL) program. In addition to supporting Patty Mathison, director of SAIL, Dalton will also oversee the coordination of all Alternative Break (AB) trips and teach in the Nonprofit Studies program.

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Well-Being at the Heart of New Century College's Learning Experience

Well-Being at the Heart of New Century College's Learning Experience

New Century College (NCC) defines well-being as the “lifelong experience of satisfaction, happiness, and purpose,” and views this as a core competency for all NCC students. NCC seeks to achieve the goals set by its motto, “Connecting the Classroom to the World,” by offering course work, field studies, internships, and volunteer opportunities that encourage its students to find connections between their personal well-being and that of their community.

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