A Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's student in special education who used her experience as a teacher's assistant in Fairfax County Public Schools to inform her capstone paper on how to develop social skills for children with autism for inclusion in school settings.
Before attending George Mason, Jane worked as a Realtor and a Sales Representative in the high tech industry. Jane always dreamed of completing her degree and changing careers. By completing her degree Jane was able to pursue her passion of working with adult learners who long to finish their degree.
Sawan has over twelve years experience in journalism, film production and Arabic media. She is an activist for women’s rights and is a Professional member of “Women in Film & Video.” She has taught intensive Arabic media, films, conversational Arabic to American diplomats, State Department officials, and other government and non-government organizations.
Before attending George Mason, Helm worked as a logistics contractor at a science facility in the South Pole. That is when he decided to continue his studies in order to advance in his profession in logistics and supply chain management.
2017 Spring Distinguished Alumni - Bachelor of Individualized Study
Since receiving his Bachelor of Individualized Study degree from Mason, Mark Friese has made a significant impact locally and nationally – serving the community of families that include members with special needs.