Seeds of Change Overview


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This event celebrates and recognizes the impactful and incredible work we see in our community. We hope you will join us Tuesday April 17th from 1-3pm for light refreshments and the celebration of community engagement here at Mason. We will be awarding graduating seniors the Community Engagement Medallion and recognizing several unique and wonderful partnerships of community partners, faculty and students. Please RSVP by April 13th to confirm your attendance. 


Schedule at a Glance: 

Welcome and Introduction 

Community Engagement Medallion Recipients Honored

Student Speakers 

            Lehna Asongwe
            Amine Bonane
            Abraham Kadi
            Nana Konadu-Asare 
            Logan Murray

Active Citizen Awards

Exemplary Community Partner Awards 

Outstanding Community Partnership, Project and Collaboration Awards 

Engaged Faculty and Staff Awards 



2018 Community Engagement Recipients

Nominees for Seeds of Change 2018  

Active Citizen Award (Undergraduate Student) 

Paula Alderette
Starr Baker
Onyi Ekeanyanwu
Donna Imadi
Gary Hooker
Sarah Kladler
Caroline McCaig 
Lizzy Portaluppi 
Gretchen Roesel
Alexandra Williams 

Active Citizen Award (Graduate Student) 

Marisa Allison 
Diane (Beth) Dalbec
Graham Ferguson 
Sharrell Hassell-Goodman
Jamison Hicks
Christina "Liz" Lee 
Marintha Miles
Christian Suero 
Aoi Yamanaka 

Engaged Faculty Award 

Patty Mathison, SAIL/School of Integrative Studies 
Dr. Graziella McCarron, School of Integrative Studies 
Dr. Julie Owen, School of Integrative Studies  
Dr. Dann Sklarew, Environmental Science and Policy 
Dr. Cynthia Smith, Environmental Science and Policy 
Dr. Shannyn Snyder, Global and Community Health 

Engaged Staff Award 

Jennifer Crewalk, ODIME
Lulu Geza-Keleman, LGBTQ Resources/ODIME 
Jayson Padilla, SAIL  
Jodi Ross, CAART
Lisa Snyder, LEAD

Exemplary Community Partner 

Muhammad Hasan, Adams Compassionate Healthcare Network 
Navarra Cannon, Northern Virginia Family Services
Alejandra Pablos, VALAN National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health 
Karen Wolf, Showing Up for Racial Justice Northern Virginia 

Outstanding Partnership, Project and Collaboration

GMU Alternative Break and Kamalbe School in Guatemala 
Student Parent Working Group 
We  Must Speak Activist Training with AFSCME (Part of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Week) 
NOVA Outside Environmental Action Showcase 
Mason Veteran Patriots 

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