Gerri joined the Center for Global Engagement in January 2016 as Assistant to Dr. Lee Sternberger.  Although she is new to CGE, she is not new to JMU, having served as Administrative Assistant in the Social Work Department for almost 22 years. 

Gerri has a background in travel, prior to coming to JMU in 1994, as the owner of a multi-office travel agency in Northern Virginia for nearly 15 years.  It was the desire to leave the hustle and bustle that brought her and her family to the Shenandoah Valley in the late 1980’s.  “Travel has always been in my blood so, when presented with the opportunity to make a change, it felt too good to pass up”.  She looks forward to doing more traveling of her own in the in the future and hopes that it will be both exciting and educational.

In her spare time, Gerri enjoys spending time with her five grandchildren and doing volunteer work in the community.  She is a Past President of the Bridgewater College Alumni Association, Past Co-President of the Bridgewater Home Auxiliary, and current Secretary of the Sangerville-Towers Ruritan Club.  She also enjoys basket making and lots of other activities with family and friends.

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