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The School of Business invites you to attend the Annual Business Celebration, bringing together alumni, community partners, faculty, and students. This annual networking gala, business showcase, and distinguished alumni awards presentation highlights the entrepreneurial spirit, success, and engagement of our School of Business community. Tickets $45. Corporate sponsorships are available.

School of Business Annual Business CelebrationThursday, October 17, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. | Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center

The College of Health and Human Services at George Mason University invites you to the dedication of the Population Health Center, where research, inter-professional care, and workforce development intersect. A reception and tours of the center follow the dedication.

Population Health Center Dedication Friday, October 18, 4:00 p.m. | Peterson Family Health Sciences Hall, Fairfax Campus

The Black Alumni Chapter hosts its inaugural Forty Under 40 Honors, an awards dinner recognizing and celebrating outstanding alumni for their professional and community achievements, in addition to contributions to Mason through time, talent, and treasure. Tickets, $40. Table sponsorship (eight seats), $500.

Black Alumni Chapter Forty Under 40 Honors Saturday, October 19, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. | Dewberry Hall, Johnson Center, Fairfax Campus

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This volunteer leader is grateful for the education he received at Mason, both in the classroom and on the court. “The lessons I learned at Mason and in high school on the basketball court are as important to my success as the academic side was.” —John Niehoff, BS Accounting ’84

Alumni Spotlight

Life Lessons, On and Off the Court

When John Niehoff, BS Accounting ’84, was finishing up high school in Springfield, Virginia, he knew he wanted to play NCAA Division 1 basketball, but he didn’t have any offers or a lot of money.

It just so happened that nearby George Mason University was starting its first year in Division 1, and it was within driving distance of Niehoff’s Springfield home.

“It was a hard first semester,” he says. “I was trying out for the basketball team, and I was literally a Washington Post paper boy delivering papers every morning.”

But the struggles didn’t last long. Niehoff made the team, playing for Mason from 1981 to 1984, and received a scholarship after his first semester.

“If I hadn’t gotten the scholarship, [my college experience] would’ve been a lot harder,” says the former point guard, who is now a partner at the accounting and consulting firm Baker Tilly. “And I probably couldn’t have played basketball.”