We believe an important part of success is caring about others and about your community. Our faculty are active with non-profits and charitable organizations in the community, and they often lead opportunities for students to become involved as well. Read about some of their recent projects: 

Dr. Laura Leduc & Dr. Angela Heavey
Laura Leduc & Angela Heavey

SHRM advisors, Laura Leduc and Angela Heavey dedicate their time and expertise to JMU’s SHRM group, which was a recent winner of the national Superior Merit Award for 2016-17. This is the highest award presented to student chapters by the Society for Human Resource Management. The annual Student Chapter Merit Award program recognizes chapters for outstanding activities and projects in the following areas: Student Chapter Requirements, Chapter Operations, Chapter Programming and Professional Development of Members, Support of the Human Resource Profession, and SHRM Engagement.

Dr. Harry Reif

Harry ReifCoB faculty member Harry Reif was honored by the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council for contributions to technology innovations in higher education.


Dr. Robert Kolodinsky

Bob KolodinskyProfessor of Management, was selected selected for the 2016 Provost’s Award for Community Service for the College of Business based on his service to the Mercy House Thrift Store in Harrisonburg. His commitment to this organization makes a significant impact to underprivileged families in our area and engages our students in community service.

Dr. Daphyne Thomas

Daphyne ThomasMuch of Daphyne Saunders Thomas’ life has been inspired by a famous quote from the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who once asked an audience to consider, “What are you doing for others?” In every interaction with students, Thomas hopes to spark a desire to be a light to others who are less fortunate.


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