June 2014 News Briefs

From left to right: New Century College Dean Lisa Gring-Pemble, Dr. Randy Gabel, Dr. Janette Muir
From left to right: New Century College Dean Lisa Gring-Pemble, Dr. Randy Gabel, Dr. Janette Muir

Randy Gabel and Janette Muir Honored for Service Milestones

New Century College Associate Professor of Mathematics and Integrative Studies, Michael Randy Gabel and Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and NCC Associate Professor, Janette Muir were honored for their years of service during the University Day celebration.  University Day celebrates employees' service to the commonwealth of Virginia and George Mason University.  Dr. Gabel has served Mason for 35 years and Dr. Muir has served Mason for 25 years.

Congratulations and thank you for your service and contributions to the Mason community, and to New Century College, in particular!

Kristin Scott Receives Applied Urban Communication Research Grant

New Century College faculty member Kristin Scott received the Applied Urban Communication Research Grant, an award through the Eastern Communication Association.  In addition Kristin received a term faculty development award from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Both of these awards will support her fieldwork in Copenhagen, where she will conduct research on digitally sustainable smart and intelligent communities, and this in turn will help her enhance her digital futures course so that it has both a national and international component.


Melissa Fuerst Wins Outstanding Oral Presentation Award

New Century College student, Melissa (Mimi) Fuerst, an Integrative Studies major concentrating in Conservation Studies, won the award for Outstanding Oral Presentation at the 2014 College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Mimi's presentation titled, Salamander Migration and Population Monitoring in Warrenton, VA, discussed the research she conducted with the help of a grant from Mason's Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, & Research (OSCAR).  New Century College professor, Dr. Thomas Wood served as Mimi's faculty sponsor and mentor on the project.