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Together, we are Mason. That phrase captures the spirit that is leading year by year to increased giving and alumni engagement at Virginia’s most diverse and most innovative public university.

Featured
12/10/2019

Event Celebrates Mason’s “Community of Givers”

Many of the university’s most generous and loyal supporters gathered December 8 at the Center for the Arts for the Celebration of Giving...
/by Rob Riordan
Hylton Center
12/05/2019

Education and Rehearsal Wing Opens at Hylton Performing Arts Center

Through philanthropic gifts and state support, the expansion will spark education programs and community involvement...
/by Rob Riordan
CVPA
12/04/2019

Theater at Mason Makes These Volunteers Feel Like Part of the Family

Mack and Paulette Miller have been volunteer leaders in the arts at Mason for nearly 20 years...
/by Rob Riordan
Featured
12/02/2019

Thank You to Mason Nation 2019

This time of year, our students and faculty are thankful for YOU! [WATCH VIDEO]
/by Rob Riordan
Alumni
10/30/2019

MITRE Staff Gather to Build Their Mason-MITRE Connection

More than 500 Mason alumni work at The MITRE Corporation, one of the region’s top employers...
/by Rob Riordan
Alumni
10/25/2019

The Black Alumni Chapter Celebrates 40 Alumni, 40 Pillars of Change

In its inaugural year, 'Forty Under 40' marks a new chapter for Mason.
/by Christopher Bobo
CHHS
10/23/2019

Joining with Community, Mason Makes Health Visible at New Population Health Center

It took contributions from partners and donors to make CHHS vision a reality.
/by Rob Riordan
CHSS
10/17/2019

$1M Donation Supports Psychology Research at Mason’s Well-Being Laboratory

The gift from the Charles Koch Foundation supports researchers studying ways to improve civil discourse...
/by Rob Riordan
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Philanthropist Kimmy Duong and George Mason University student An Nguyen share a background and a belief. Both are Vietnamese Americans with a strong appreciation for the value of education.

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After Finding Success in the States, Kimmy Duong Supports the Next Generation

Philanthropist Kimmy Duong and George Mason University student An Nguyen share a background and a belief. Both are Vietnamese Americans with a strong appreciation for the value of education.

For Duong, the story began in Vietnam, where she graduated from the University of Saigon and began her career as a computer analyst with IBM.

Everything changed on April 29, 1975, when Duong was forced to make the split-second decision to flee her country as communist forces took over the capital city.

Now, she was a refugee. Over the next 15 weeks, Duong’s journey took her from Guam to Wake Island to Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania. Speaking little English at the time, she felt only anxiety and concern. She eventually settled in Bethesda, Maryland, where thanks to her degree, she was able to return to work with IBM.