Summer 2001 Issue
from the President
JMU is aggressively moving into the 21st century and aspiring to provide
a new level of excellence when the university celebrates its 100th
anniversary in 2008.
Armed with the world's first doctorate in assessment and measurement,
Robin Anderson is ready to answer the growing demand for accountability
from consumers, taxpayers, legislators, boards - anybody who supplies
funding in exchange for goods and services and who wants to know what
they're getting for their money.
Judy Moon ('77) has focused her wanderlust and fluency in three languages
into a career as a U.S. Foreign Service officer. Her travels have
taken her to some of the world's hot spots - like Indonesia, Kazakhstan
and, next, South Africa - expanding her horizons as well as her family
and satisfying her thirst for adventure.
the Pulse of Patient Care
In this day of managed health care, hospital stays are short and getting
shorter and patients are sent home more acutely ill than ever before.
JMU's nursing students are preparing to become case managers, the
medical personnel who will make sure patients get the care they need.
Nine Saturdays each semester, health and human services students pair
up with adults from the local community in an outreach program that
provides students with hands-on social work experience, educates them
about the process of aging, reduces age stereotypes and allows them
to apply health and well-being theory.