Fireworks over the Quad to celebrate the end of Madison Week, the inauguration of President Alger and James Madison's 262nd birthday.
Students lined up to pose with the J-M-U letters set up on the Quad for MadisonFest. James Madison's likeness made from 3000 cupcakes in the background.
Ice sculpture of President Alger at MadisonFest. There was an ice sculpture for each of JMU's 6 presidents.
Dr. Sidney Bland, Professor Emeritus of History, delivers Benediction
Elliott Paige ('13), music major, sings "Alma Mater"
President Alger delivers inaugural speech
Rector Funkhouser congratulates Mrs. Alger
The Alger Family
Rector Funkhouser congratulates President Alger
Rector Funkhouser administers oath of office
President Alger receives Chain of Office
Dr. Richard L. McCormick, President Emeritus of Rutgers University
Eleanor Alger (third from left) sings in Shenandoah Valley Children's Choir
Shenandoah Valley Children's Choir
Christina Landes ('94), chair of Employee Advisory Committee
Dr. Richard and Mrs. Tina Turner, chairs of the Parents Council
Matt Klein ('13), president of SGA , and President Alger
Kathleen Curry Santora, CEO, National Association of College and University Attorneys
Governor Robert McDonnell congratulates President Jonathan Alger
Governor Robert McDonnell
Inauguration guests pack the Convocation Center
Rector of the Board of Visitors Joe Funkhouser
Art Dean delivers Invocation
Elliott Paige ('13), music major, sings the National Anthem
The Alger Family - Jon, Eleanor, Mary Ann
President Alger, Eleanor and Mary Ann
President Alger proceeds to stage
Dr. Steven Bolstad, conductor
JMU Wind Symphony
Student Marshalls in the Processional
JMU ROTC Present the Colors
Former President Linwood Rose attends ceremony.
The Inauguration of Jonathan R. Alger