James Madison University

Notable Women

The MBC is saddened to share news of the loss of three incredible women, Dr. Leotus "Lee" Morrison, Dr. Patricia "Pat" Bruce, and Dr. Marylou Barnes. Drs. Morrison and Bruce inspired the founding of the Morrison Bruce Center through their advocacy and promotion of women on many levels. Through her generous donations, which include the largest donation the Morrison Bruce Center has ever received, Dr. Barnes allowed for the MBC to take off and carry out operations that would not have been possible without her support.

PHOTO: Morrison and Bruce


  • Girls Golf
    Fall 2016 Dates:
  • - September 10th (Mulligan’s)
    - October 8th (Mulligan’s)
    - October 22nd (Mulligan's) - Rain Location – Godwin Hall, JMU
    - November 12th (Godwin)
    - December 3rd (Godwin)
  • All sessions will run from 9:00-12:00pm, unless otherwise noted.
    Open to all girls aged 7-17, and girls can register at any time!
  • Healthy Kids
    Fall 2016 Dates:
    Tuesdays, 6:15-7:30pm 
    September 13th to December 6th
    Godwin Hall, JMU
    * There will be no program on November 23rd due to JMU’s academic calendar
  • Barbells and Brunch
    Sunday, November 13th
  • Contact the Morrison Bruce Center at morrisonbrucecenter@jmu.edu with questions or to register for any of our programs!