A First Thanksgiving, Mason Style

It’s something many people may take for granted, but it’s a moment that new George Mason University student Lingan Hango likely will never forget. The 18-year-old from China was chosen to carve the centerpiece turkey on Nov. 25 at what became the first Thanksgiving meal for her and hundreds of other George Mason students from around the world.

The ninth annual International Thanksgiving feast was held for the first time at the new Mason Global Center on George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus.

Hango received some special instructions from Sean Gilmore, interim center director of INTO Mason, on just where and how to start slicing the roasted bird—as more than 200 fellow students, faculty and staff from INTO Mason and the Division of University Life’s International Programs and Services eagerly waited to start the meal.

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