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Take Your Junior Patriot to Work Day 2023 Recap

This year's Take Your Junior Patriot to Work event was a huge success! On April 27, Mason's campuses came together to feature a variety of fun activities for faculty, staff, and their families. Junior Patriots had the opportunity to participate in library reading circles, volunteer in the Food Forest, take a campus tour, decorate the George statue, make a smoothie on the blender bike, and so much more! We look forward to carrying on the positive energy of this year’s event into 2024.   

The Faculty and Staff Engagement team is extremely grateful for the university partnerships that resulted in such robust programs for Junior Patriots. Below is a list of individuals and departments whose contributions were vital to the success of the event: 

Admissions: Rachel Cleaver, Averi Fischer 

Athletics: Dawn Hicks 

Career Services: Elena Chiru 

Center for Advancement of Well-Being: Katie Clare, Sonya Henry 

College of Visual and Performing Arts: Theodore Prawat 

Employee Resource Groups: Heather Aleknavage, Bryan Regalado, Holly Mason 

Freedom and Aquatic Center: Amanda Meiklejohn 

Human Resources: Shernita Rochelle Parker 

Institute for Advanced Biomedical Research: Annaliess Trommatter

Mason Exhibitions Arlington: Alissa Maru

Mason Recreation: Ethan Carter, Devin Reid, Aleasha Checo 

Sodexo: Brooke Tresch, Sofya Vetrova 

University Bookstore: Ashley Ludwig 

University Libraries: Anna Murphy-Lane, LeighAnn Skeen, Denise Klasen-Lopez, John Sherman 

University Life: Amy Snyder, Meeghan Millette, Michael Galvin, Melissa Theirry 

University Sustainability: Greg Farley, Ben Auger, Cathy Wolfe-Pinskey

Virginia Serious Game Institute: Rizza Villacorte