College of Science Alumni Chapter Launched

The College of Science (COS) Alumni Chapter has been accepted into the George Mason University Alumni Association. Walter McLeod, MS Chemistry ’94, serves as president of the new chapter.

The Alumni Association formally recognized the COS chapter at a meeting held last week. McLeod, who worked closely with the association to develop the chapter, says its purpose is to “enhance the sense of community and connection to the university for the roughly 13,000* alumni of the College of Science. One of our goals,” he adds, “is to strengthen the professional link between alumni, and grad and undergrad students.”

Rodney Turner, JD ’93 and president of the George Mason University Alumni Association, says the “Alumni Association welcomes the College of Science Alumni Chapter. We look forward to working with chapter president Walter McLeod to promote the chapter’s growth and encourage engagement with College of Science alumni.”

Alumni who graduated in or prior to 2006 with a science degree from the former College of Arts and Sciences, or the former School of Computational Sciences are represented by the COS Alumni Chapter.

Four primary opportunities for COS alumni to convene have been identified for 2014. Among them are Homecoming weekend, and a summer event related to graduation, which McLeod says is a way to “launch new alumni into the brave new world, to give them some support.”

The chapter currently is seeking members and officers. For more information, contact the chapter president Walter McLeod at mcleodwl@gmail.com, or Dee Dee Fusco, COS assistant dean of development and alumni affairs, at afusco2@gmu.edu.

COS alumni and students are invited and encouraged to participate in the Mason Science LinkedIn group.

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*Editorial note: Previously we listed 30,000 as the number of COS graduates, that is incorrect.