College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University
Graduate School of Education - George Mason University

Our Graduate School of Education is the alma mater for one third of teachers and administrators in Northern Virginia’s world-class school systems. Each year, more than 3,000 graduate students enroll in our innovative academic programs, which include advanced study for teachers and school leaders, instructional design and technology, and a renowned PhD in Education program that is among the largest in the country.


School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism - George Mason University

The School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism (SRHT) offers exciting, career-ready majors in dynamic fields such as athletic training, tourism and events management, health and physical education, kinesiology, sport management, and recreation management. SRHT features renowned faculty, cutting-edge research, six laboratories and centers, and a diverse student body of more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year. Each major requires one or more internship or clinical experiences, ensuring that students graduate not just with a transcript but with a resume that demonstrates their professional aptitude and skills.

Contact Information

Send email to Ms. Alford

Phone: (703) 993-5685
Fax: (703) 993-9380
Email: balford (

George Mason University
Fairfax Campus
Thompson Hall 2307
4400 University Dr.
MS 4B4
Fairfax, VA 22030


Brianna Alford serves as the Student Enrichment Coordinator for the College of Education and Human Development, Office of Student and Academic Affairs. She is responsible for implementing programming that meets the professional needs of CEHD students in an effort to prepare them for advanced studies and/or careers. She also promotes student engagement by facilitating clubs and honor societies and by organizing events designed to enhance students’ connectedness to the college, faculty, staff, and their fellow students. These events include CEHD Degree Celebrations, CEHD Writers Retreat, and Student Research Symposium.