George Dawson Jr., FCRH ’17, has a penchant for giving back to institutions that have been important to him. He’s a football coach and the director of alumni engagement at his high school alma mater, Cardinal Hayes in the Bronx. And in January, he became one of the newest and youngest members of the Fordham University Alumni Association (FUAA) Advisory Board, where he’s focused on helping the board connect with young alumni.

“I want to give back to places that helped shape who I am,” says Dawson, who majored in economics at Fordham, was an All-Patriot League linebacker for the Rams, and earned a spot on the league’s academic honor roll. “I’ve been giving my time and input to drive things toward what’ll be beneficial for more people. I think that’s something that’s really valuable.” (Read More)


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