• Kiplinger logo Kiplinger's names JMU a best value college

    In its 2016 rankings, Kiplinger's Personal Finance ranks James Madison University No. 34 in the top 100 Best Values in Public Colleges and No. 164 among all public and private colleges in the company's Top 300 Best College Values

  • daily duke thumbnail Relaxation station: A facilities feature

    Study and stress can go hand-in-hand for students during finals week. JMU offers relaxation facilities on campus to encourage healthy habits at the end of the semester.

  • Dr. Patricia I. Wright ('75) Dr. Patricia I. Wright ('75)

    Widely recognized as Virginia's best, JMU's program of teacher preparation is known for producing highly qualified teachers. It's not surprising that one of Madison's own, Patricia Wright, was Virginia's 23rd superintendent of public instruction.

  • Pat Watral Pat Watral

    Pat's commitment to his students is to help them dream, learn and to change their lives.

  • The Showker Family The Showker Family

    Giving back is generational for the Joe Showker Family, carrying on a tradition of support started by Joe's father, the late Zane Showker.

  • - Katie Schnable ('05)

    "I knew nothing about Russia, other than people telling me it had a lot of orphanages. I like kids and I like experiencing new things, so I took a leap of faith...

  • - Laurie Tusing Phillips ('85)

    During her 22 years of teaching, Laurie has dedicated her career to helping students with special needs. She has become an important member of...

  • Erin Peacock ('07) Erin Peacock ('07)

    When Erin read statistics on the Teach for America Web site about the educational disparity that exists in the United States, she got mad. Then she decided to be the change...

  • Kinsey Browning Madison Forever Scholarships

    Nothing speaks more forcefully about our collective ability to change the future than Madison Forever.

  • Amy Macaleer ('01) Amy Macaleer ('01)

    Amy Macaleer was one of only two Virginia teachers to receive the prestigious national Milken Educator Award for the 2007-08 school year, recognizing excellence in education...

  • Dr. Oris Griffin Dr. Oris Griffin

    As part of JMU's Professor-in-Residence Program, Oris spends at least one day a week in an inner-city school in Richmond, Va., hoping to encourage minority high school students to pursue higher education.

  • Sue Dickson ('52) Sue Dickson ('52)

    While mopping her kitchen floor one day, Sue Dickson pondered, "Why do we just sing the alphabet song to learn the names of the letters?" Then she acted on the thought and made learning fun for students by incorporating repetition through singing.

  • Former Centennial Scholars Former Centennial Scholars

    These graduate students are giving back in a way only they can, by mentoring today's Centennial Scholars.

  • Alexander and Jane Berry Sandy and Gibbie ('61) Berry

    Scholarship is a family affair for this couple and their extended family ...


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