James Madison University


The foundation for the Center was laid over fifty years ago when Drs. Lee Morrison and Patricia Bruce decided to accept faculty positions at then, Madison College. Drs. Morrison and Bruce dedicated their professional careers to expanding and enriching the physical activity opportunities for women.

Both women were actively involved in the development of the MBC and have continued to make noteworthy contributions to the University in their retirement by helping shape the Center's mission and goals. Drs. Morrison and Bruce hope that the Center will improve the lives of girls and women not only in the community, but also in the world in which we live.


  • Healthy Kids
    Spring 2018 Dates:
    Thursdays, February 1 – April 12, 6:15-7:30pm 
    (Godwin Hall, JMU)
    * There will be no program on March 8 due to JMU's Spring Break
  • Girls Have H.E.A.R.T.
    Spring 2018 Dates:
    Tuesdays, February 6 – April 24, 3:45-5:15pm
    (Waterman Elementary School)
    * There will be no program on March 6 or March 27 due to JMU's and Harrisonburg City Schools' Spring Breaks
  • Movin' and Groovin' Day
    Spring 2018 Date:
    Saturday, March 24, 9:00am-3:00pm
    (Godwin Hall, JMU)
  • Alumni Health and Wellness Program
    Spring 2018 Date:
    Saturday, April 14 – Sunday, April 15
    (Godwin Hall, JMU)
  • Contact us at morrisonbrucecenter@jmu.edu
    with questions or to register for any of our programs!