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Family-friendly digital and fine arts festival with silent auction. Featuring a mac-and-cheese bar and local brewery tastings!
Tickets: $30 per person; $20 for alumni, faculty, and staff; free for children 13 and under.

Off the Wall (an annual arts fundraiser)Saturday, March 23, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. | Art and Design Building, Fairfax Campus

A special evening to celebrate the School of Dance, featuring student showcases, a Q&A with dance critic and historian Suzanna Carbonneau, and a chance to mingle with students, faculty, choreographers, and other School of Dance supporters.

Mason Dance FêteSaturday, March 30, 2019, 5:30 p.m. | deLaski Performing Arts Building, Fairfax Campus
Enjoy an evening of inspiring stories, a silent and live auction, and wonderful hors d’oeuvres provided by our host, Fairfax Marriot. Our mission is to serve the community by providing accessible and state of the art mental health services to children, adolescents, adults, and veterans regardless of income, while also training the next generation of ethical, competent, and culturally sensitive psychologists.
3rd Annual Mason Center for Psychological Services FundraiserSaturday, April 6, 2019, 5 p.m. | Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks

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Cruz was a recipient of the William & Susan Eddy Soza Distinguished Undergraduate Scholarship and the Volgenau School Dean’s Scholarship. She was also named Senior of the Year in 2011 by the Alumni Association.

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Mason Grad and Scholarship Recipient Gives Back Through Mentorship

Cruz was a recipient of the William & Susan Eddy Soza Distinguished Undergraduate Scholarship and the Volgenau School Dean’s Scholarship. She was also named Senior of the Year in 2011 by the Alumni Association.

Mariana Cruz, BS CEIE ‘11, said she came to George Mason University because it was too good a deal to pass up. The scholarship she received for four years not only paid for her tuition, but it also gave her unprecedented access.

“Within a week of arriving on campus, I was speaking at a scholarship luncheon telling my story to faculty, students, and alumni,” said Cruz. She was encouraged to take advantage of all that Mason had to offer. She traveled to her native country Peru with Engineers for International Development, served as a peer mentor, became active in the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP), and student research.

As an alumna, she continues to stay involved with the school formally by serving on the alumni board and informally by mentoring students.

“I realize not all students have the kind of access and encouragement that I had, so I wanted to do something to support and guide them. Mentoring is a great way to do that,” said Cruz.

Mentoring one student can be a daunting task for some, but Cruz finds it so energizing that she now has three mentees. Each came to her by a different path, but all share their respect and admiration for their mentor.