Gov. McDonnell addresses JMU students during a visit to campus
"James Madison University serves as a keystone to the economic well-being and cultural vibrancy that make the Shenandoah Valley attractive to residents and businesses. It offers world-class academics, nationally recognized arts and entertainment programs, highly competitive sports teams and is a major provider of jobs to residents of this beautiful region."
— Bob McDonnell, Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia
In 2010, JMU received the Governor's Environmental Excellence Award gold medal for the work of the Institute for the Stewardship of the Natural World. Also in 2010, the university received a Governor's Technology Award Honorable Mention in Innovation in K-12 Education for The Geospatial Semester, a partnership with high schools throughout the state that teaches students how to apply cutting-edge geospatial technology to locally-based problems.
JMU Institute for the Stewardship of the Natural World
JMU: Be the Change
Governor Bob McDonnell