We are enormously proud of our alumni. Graduates of the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism have realized much success in their chosen professions and have enriched the lives of individuals and society at large through their expertise and commitment to service. Examples of the success of RHT alumni are many and varied.
Britt Davis, a graduate of the Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies program at Mason (as well as the Master of Public Administration program), was recently named Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina. Please see the full announcement here.
James Snyder, a graduate of the B.S. in Exercise Science program has earned a nearly $5,000 research grant from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NCSA) to study mechanical efficiency and running economy among athletes. He is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Strength and Conditioning at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. Please see the full announcement here.
Stacy Berger Natoli, who received her B.S. in Sport Management in 2004, now serves as Assistant Athletic Director for Events in George Mason's Athletic Department. Berger previously served as Events Coordinator at George Washington University where she negotiated contracts for the Capital Classic and Hoops for Hope and was Championship Director for the 2006 Atlantic-20 Women’s Lacrosse Championship.
Tara Fitzpatrick-Navarro, a graduate of our Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies Program in 2001, is currently Senior Manager, Certification and Accreditation for the National Recreation and Parks Association. Among her many responsibilities are to provide management oversight to university accreditation, acquatic certification, and playground safety certification.
Shawn Bearden, a 1996 graduate of our M.S. program in Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion, took his PhD in Exercise Physiology from Florida State University in 2000 and is now an Assistant Professor of Physiology in the Department of Biological Sciences at Idaho State University. Director of the Vascular Health Laboratory, Dr. Bearden has a particular interest in the physiology of oxygen.
Dayton Moore, who took his B.S. in Physical Education in 1991 and M.S. in Sport Administration in 1993, was recently named General Manager of the Kansas City Royals. Formerly Assistant General Manager of the Atlanta Braves, Moore has complete control of baseball operations for the Royals.
The aforementioned alumni are just a few of our graduates we would like to profile. We would love to hear from you and to let other RHT graduates know what professional activities you have been involved in since your days at Mason. In order for us to do so, we encourage you to send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
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We also encourage all RHT alumni to be active in the George Mason University Alumni Association.
Consider pledging a gift to the RHT Fund for Excellence. Gifts to the Fund for Excellence are used to fund student scholarships, provide the latest technology for students, nurture closer working relationships with community organizations and agencies, and help to attract nationally and internationally recognized faculty who can contribute to our programs and the mission of our School.