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Donors defy expectations
Giving to JMU for scholarships, programs, new buildings and other priorities totaled more than $251 million over the past eight years.
Paul Holland ('82) and Linda Yates explain why their gift will support scholarships and how “partnering wisely” has been a key to their success.
Proof of concept
The first 26 Valley Scholars are nearing college graduation, supported by 1,435 donors who have given $5 million to scholarships and programming.
One JMU student's bond with his saxophone professor began four years before he arrived on campus.
MRDs mark milestone
In the fall, the Marching Royal Dukes celebrated 50 years of unforgettable performances at JMU, across the country and around the world.
Nun other than a Duke
In July 2022, Sister Teresa Joy Berry ('15) professed her final vows, embarking on a new life of poverty, chastity and obedience to her faith.
Engaged with the World
Half a world away
Tristan Kruse ('22) was one of the first Peace Corps volunteers to return to service last summer following the global COVID-19 pandemic. He currently serves as a business development advisor in Uganda.
Being the Change
Chris Couch (’96) launched Farm-to-Salad, a locally grown and handcrafted salad delivery service, in 2018. JMU alumni in Central Virginia are among those who have signed on.