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Paying it Forward

Culture of kindness

A benevolent spirit is at the heart of the Madison Experience, creating ripple effects throughout the JMU community.
Engaged with Ideas

A flowering seed from the West Indies

Trini-American writer, English professor and award-winning poet and scholar Lauren K. Alleyne is set to become the new director of JMU’s Furious Flower Poetry Center.
Being the Change

When fitness comes full circle

UREC’s Mentorship through Exercise program, which pairs students with faculty and staff mentors, focuses on all dimensions of wellness.
Engaged Alumni

A call to RISE

Chanda McGuffin (’93) co-founded an organization that spotlights issues impacting the Black community and creates space for dialogue.
Engaged Learning

Carrying on his legacy

Proud alumni siblings keep their father’s spirit alive with The Fallon Challenge, a scholarship event in partnership with the College of Business.
Alumni Spotlight

Keeping it pure

Pure Shenandoah, a seed-to-sale company of CBD products, was founded by Jacob (’16) and Tanner (’15) Johnson, who, just like their hemp, were born and raised in the Shenandoah Valley.
Community Engagement

Empowering from the heart

Hearts of Empowerment helps provide project planning for charities through collaboration.

Making magic

Elementary school principal James Gordon III (’03) was recently recognized as one of 50 Disney Magic Makers across the country.
Engaged with the World

Beating the odds

Cancer survivor Leah Evert ('03) launched a foundation that supports research connecting nutrition, exercise and mindset to positive outcomes.