James Madison University

NEW COLLEGES FORMED A plan to reorganize the College of Integrated Science and Technology into two colleges took effect July 1, 2012. The new colleges are the College of Health and Behavioral Studies and the College of Integrated Science and Engineering.


Dr. Joann Grayson Selected as “Champion for Children Award” Recipient for 2006


PHOTO: Dr. Joann GraysonDr. Joann Grayson of the James Madison University Psychology Department has been selected as the recipient of Prevent Child Abuse Virginia’s (PCAV) “Champion for Children Award” for 2006. The award is given to those that have made a “long-term commitment to and investment in Virginia’s children and their families.” This has not been the only recognition Dr. Grayson has received for her outstanding work concerning this issue. The previous year, Dr. Grayson was the first JMU faculty to receive the Commissioner's Award for Virginia from the Administration on Children, Youth and Families of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families. In response to the abuse of children, Dr. Grayson has proved immensely involved globally and locally for over 25 years. She has delivered more than 70 presentations state and world-wide. In the Harrisonburg-Rockingham area alone she started 11 prevention programs. Making a significant amount of publications for articles and books, Dr. Grayson has also worked as the editor and publisher of the “Virginia Child Protection Newsletter.” For 10 years, she has served on the Governor’s Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect. Recently, Dr. Grayson assisted in the Blue Ribbon Plan to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect. Dr. Grayson will receive her award this April in Richmond at the PCAV and Virginia Department of Social Services conference: “Doing the Right Thing for Children.”