College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

College of Education and Human Development

Alumnus Hailed for Compassion on the Job

September 16, 2015

Dan Hicks, a CEHD alumnus and North Carolina police officer, saved a suicidal man with words of understanding and a hug, in a compassionate act captured on video.

The story in the New York Daily News and several other media outlets recounts how Hicks made a "compassionate statement" that caused the man to change his mind. The interaction was recorded on surveillance footage.

Hicks is a 2005 graduate of the Sport Management program in the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism, part of the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at George Mason University.

His actions make us Proud Patriots!

Click here to watch the video from ABC11.com »




About CEHD

George Mason University's College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) includes two schools: the Graduate School of Education, one of the most comprehensive education schools in Virginia, and the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism. CEHD offers a full range of courses, certificates, and degree programs on campus, online, and on site to more than 4,000 students each year. CEHD is fully accredited by NCATE, and all licensure programs are approved by the Virginia Department of Education. George Mason University, located just outside of Washington, DC, is Virginia's largest public research university.

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