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"James Madison University, set in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, has proved to be a catalyst for growth in western Virginia, building on the agricultural base of the region to create a center for higher education and advanced research.”

— Bob Goodlatte, U.S. House of Representatives, 6th District of Virginia
In 2008, Rep. Goodlatte introduced a resolution to the U.S. House of Representatives honoring JMU on the 100th anniversary of its founding. The resolution passed the House by a unanimous vote.

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Congressman Bob Goodlatte, 6th District of Virginia

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Rep. Goodlatte helps dedicate JMU's Veterans Memorial Park.

Bob McDonnell

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.  

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JMU Institute for the Stewardship of the Natural World
JMU: Be the Change
Governor Bob McDonnell

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