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Robert D. Reid, College of Business

Dramatic ascent

The College of Business at JMU is ranked 12th nationally by "Bloomberg Businessweek." Top faculty and terrific students are mainly why. But the dean during this dramatic ascent had something to do with it, too.

30 years later, AIDS is still an anonymous disease

Facing AIDS

In many ways, HIV/AIDS is still an anonymous disease. Through the Valley AIDS Network, JMU students and faculty are working to change that.

A JMU student works with child as part of the Overcoming Barriers program

Overcoming barriers

When everyone else joins Little League or Youth Soccer, children with disabilities often feel left out. But a JMU professor and his students have given them a program of their own.

Students display projects for entrepreneur class.

Dreaming big

These entrepreneurs are intense competitors and go after a challenge. And they are JMU students.

Ericka Welsh, Madison Forever scholarship recipient

Making the difference

What has opened the door to possibilities, changed the future and helped dreams come true? Madison Forever.

President Alger meets with alumni in Philadelphia

Why Madison?

Why is JMU special? To you? To the world? To the future? President Jon Alger is now on tour to ask you why Madison matters. Follow the tour and give your input.

Be the Change


  • Oct 22: - Dec 7: Sawhill Gallery Exhibition
  • Nov 16: - Jan 5: College for Kids
  • Nov 16: - Jan 12: Saturday Morning Physics
  • Nov 19: - Dec 6: Festive Holiday Plants and Evergreens Décor Online Sale
  • Nov 27: - Dec 14: Institute for Visual Studies Exhibition
  • Dec 3: JMU Guitar Ensemble
  • Dec 4: Winter Choral Celebration
  • Dec 5: Evergreens Holiday Decor Workshop
  • Dec 5: Why Madison? Presidential Listening Tour Event, Charlotte, N.C.
  • Dec 8: Moonlight Holiday Carriage Rides
  • More >

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