2015 Student AwardsSchool of Integrative Studies

Undergraduate Awards

Alumni Association Senior of the Year Award

The only student award presented by the Alumni Association, the Senior of the Year Award recognizes outstanding achievements and contributions to the university and community by a George Mason University senior. 

  • Raquel Jeanne Friedmann
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Academic Excellence Award

The Academic Excellence Awards are given at our degree celebration each year.  The awards are based on grade point average as calculated in March for graduating students.

  • Samantha Robbins Kestle
  • Stuart F. Lampen-Crowell
  • Stacey C. Spillman
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School of Integrative Studies Outstanding Graduate

This award is given at our degree celebration each year to graduating students who have greatly contributed to the life of the college and university. These students embody the values and teachings of the School of Integrative Studies and show the promise of using what they’ve learned to make the world a better place. Students are nominated by faculty or other students or can self-nominate when the call for nominations is made near the start of the spring semester each year.

  • Roger W. LeBlanc Jr.
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School of Integrative Studies Peer Ambassador Award

SIS Student Peer Ambassadors are integral to the success of the School of Integrative Studies. Selected for their strong interpersonal, communication, and academic skills, Peer Ambassadors promote the School of Integrative Studies and George Mason University by leading admissions events, working with prospective students, and helping to plan engaging student events.

  • ​​Michelle Nicole Fremen
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Jon Sultan Writing Award

The Jon Sultan Writing Award was established by Jon's parents in loving memory of their son who was an integral part of the first Integrative Studies cohort in 1995. Among his many wonderful qualities, Jon was a gifted writer who was planning a career in teaching writing. This award is presented annually to recognize achievement and encourage the development of outstanding writing talent among School of Integrative Studies students.

Students are nominated by faculty based on their writing. The School of Integrative Studies is grateful to Jon Sultan's parents who established this generous award.

  • Sylvia Marie Barley
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Phi Beta Kappa

The Phi Beta Kappa Society is the nation's oldest academic honor society, dating back over two centuries.  Phi Beta Kappa was founded by five students at the College of William and Mary in 1776 on the principles of freedom of inquiry and liberty of thought and expression.  Mason was awarded a chapter in August 2012 and joined the ranks of only 10% of American colleges with Phi Beta Kappa chapters.  New Century College would like to recognize our students who have received an invitation to join this prestigious honor society.

  • Alison G. Culhane
  • Raquel Jeanne Friedmann
  • Samantha Robbins Kestle
  • Stuart F. Lampen-Crowell
  • Roger W. LeBlanc Jr.
  • Bianca Yvonne Martinez
  • Julie A. Ross
  • Patricia Anne Smithwick
  • Stacey C. Spillman
  • Elizabeth A. Young
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Alumni Awards

School of Integrative Studies Distinguished Alumni Award

The Distinguished Alumni award is given to a graduate of the School of Integrative Studies who works to address contemporary social, global or environmental challenges, making a positive impact in their community.

  • Danah Telfaire
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