New Century College Alumni Matthew Bruno and Jacob Jenkins Honored at Mason's 2013 Celebration of Distinction

New Century College Alumni Matthew Bruno and Jacob Jenkins Honored at Mason's 2013 Celebration of Distinction
2013 Distinguished Alumni Award Honoree, Jacob Jenkins, with New Century College Associate Dean, Lisa Gring-Pemble

New Century College is pleased to congratulate Integrative Studies alumni Matthew Bruno and Jacob Jenkins who were honored at the 2013 George Mason University Alumni Association Celebration of Distinction.  The Alumni Association hosts this event each year to honor outstanding alumni from throughout the university.  Matthew Bruno received the Distinguished Lambda Alumni Award and Jacob Jenkins received the New Century College Distinguished Alumni Award.   

The Distinguished Lambda Alumni Award    

Matthew B. Bruno, BA Integrative Studies ’05, MAIS Higher Education ’08, worked in Mason’s Office of LGBTQ Resources and continues to work within the LGBTQ community. Since April 2009, he has been coordinator of LGBTQ programming for the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at American University. Bruno is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Sociology at American University and treasurer on the executive board for the National Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals. Bruno was cochair of Mason’s LGBT Lambda Alumni Chapter from 2009 to 2012 and was involved with programs and events within the chapter for the LGBTQ community at Mason.


New Century College Distinguished Alumni Award   

Jacob R. Jenkins, BA Integrative Studies ’07, MPA ’11, has given nearly 10 years of public service in federal law enforcement and national security. He currently serves as program manager for U.S. and International Partnerships at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. From 2003 to 2007, he served as liaison to federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies at the U.S. Department of Justice. Jenkins is perhaps most passionate about his role as a partnership lead for World Relief Cambodia, a Christian mission organization that focuses on HIV/AIDS and malaria care, prevention, and education; child and maternal health care and education; sex trafficking prevention; and agriculture and microfinance development. In 2011, Jenkins led a campaign that raised more than $55,000 for World Relief Cambodia and currently leads the 2012-14 funding campaign. He regularly leads World Relief Cambodian staff teams on trips to Cambodia to assist in language training, health education, malaria prevention, and construction projects. Jenkins is pursuing a doctor of education in leadership at Creighton University.