Posted: November 2, 2016 at 2:15 pm, Last Updated: May 23, 2018 at 11:44 am
Buzz McClain took every journalism course offered by George Mason in his freshman year (there were only two, 101 and 102); he wrote press releases and sports stories for Mason’s sports information office for four years; and he wrote entertainment stories and essays for the campus newspaper for four years, in addition to being entertainment editor for his last two years. Thoroughly prepared for a career in journalism, Buzz left Mason and began digging ditches for a swimming pool company. But his freelance writing paid off and he was hired by a bi-weekly, then a weekly, then a daily before beginning a career as a magazine writer and a music critic. To complete the circle, he is back at Mason where it all began as a communications manager, writing stories about Mason’s super-smart professors, over-achieving students and global successes.