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PASS Administration

Matt Trybus, M.Ed. 

PASS Coordinator, Instructional Faculty

trybusmj@jmu.edu
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Matt Trybus is the Coordinator of PASS. Matt holds an M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Administration from the University of Vermont, a teaching license from Saint Michael’s College, and a B.A. in History from the University of Montana. Prior to coordinating the PASS program, Matt served as Assistant Director of James Madison’s Office of Disability Services for 7 years. In addition to working with members of the JMU community to realize their potential, Matt is passionate about his family, friends, cycling, food, and balance.

Matt Trybus

Kurt Schick, Ph.D. 

Director, JMU Learning Centers; Associate Professor, Writing, Rhetoric, & Technical Communication

schickke@jmu.edu
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Kurt Schick leads JMU's Learning Centers, teaches courses in WRTC, and consults with faculty who write or teach writing.

Kurt Schick

Joan Fahrney 

Assistant to the Director

fahrnejb@jmu.edu
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Joan Fahrney is the Assistant to the Director for the JMU Learning Centers.  Her primary duties include administrative support to the Director, departmental human resource support for hiring, payroll, wage, and audit, data analysis and reporting, and coordination of the administrative support staff.  She is currently working toward her B.A. in Integrated Business Informatics and Human Resource Development.  In her spare time, Joan enjoys time with her family, genealogy, and antiquing.

Joan Fahrney

Adrienne Griggs

Admininstrative Assistant

griggsae@jmu.edu
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Adrienne Griggs is the Administrative Assistant for the Learning Centers. She is a proud JMU alum who graduated in 2010. After working for the Capital Area Food Bank, she escaped the hustle and bustle of northern Virginia and moved to Texas. She spent a year interning at World Hunger Relief farm in Waco and returned to the valley because she missed the mountains.

Adrienne Griggs
Graduate Students

Darius Green, M.Ed. 

PASS Graduate Assistant

greenda@jmu.edu
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Darius is a doctoral student in the Counseling & Supervision program. He has his M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health & Addiction Counseling from William & Mary and a B.S. in Psychology from JMU. After he finishes his Ph.D., Darius wants to pursue a career as counselor educator. In his spare time, Darius enjoys recreational art and music activities.

 
Darius Green
Observation Leaders

Jillian Breault 

Observation Leader

breauljs@jmu.edu
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Jillian is a senior biology major who is active in the JMU Marching Royal Dukes and pep band, as well as the research community, consulting with Dr. Monroe. She plans on applying these research and leadership skills to a doctoral program at Duke, studying cellular/molecular biology, eventually teaching the subject at a collegiate level. In her free time, Jillian can be found hiking, watching Netflix, or petting dogs.

Jillian Breault

Livvy Call

Professional Development Leader

calloa@jmu.edu
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Livvy is a senior dietetics major who loves all things related to sustainability, agriculture, and education.  She loves to do anything active (running, yoga, climbing, biking, farming, swimming), as well as cooking, teaching, and traveling.  She is a co-founder of the Campus Kitchen at JMU, which fights food waste and hunger, and she is also a chemistry tutor at the Science and Math Learning Centers.  Wherever her passions take her in life (farming/teaching around the world?), she plans on embracing the challenges and changes ahead with curiosity and a smile.

Livvy Call

Katie Scupp

Observation Leader

scuppki@jmu.edu
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Katie Scupp is a senior IDLS major. She is involved in several teaching communities here at JMU, such as Roop Group (a learning community for teachers) and Rote (club for future teachers to get involved in schools here in Harrisonburg). She loves snowboarding and running. After college, Katie wants to be a 2nd grade teacher or teach middle school math. 

Katie Scupp
PASS Leaders
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Brian Akers
Taylor Albertelli
Becky Andress

Saleem Aboite 

aboitesp@dukes.jmu.edu
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Course: CHEM 132

Professor: Raston

Saleem is a junior accounting major from Chester, Virginia. He is also a part of the Marching Royal Dukes and is an RA in the Grace Street Apartments. Saleem wants to be a PASS instructor because he enjoys helping younger students succeed and teaching keeps knowledge fresh in his brain. After college, Saleem plans to become a CPA.

Brian Akers 

akersbp@dukes.jmu.edu
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Course: CHEM 120

Professor: Naistat

Brian is a junior biology major from Virginia Beach. On campus he is a member of the Student Government Association. His hobbies outside of school include volleyball, theme parks, and going to the beach. After college, Brian would like to pursue a master’s degree in biology and ultimately become a high school teacher.

Taylor Albertelli 

alberttl@dukes.jmu.edu
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Course: CHEM 241

Professor: Caran

Taylor is a junior chemistry major with a molecular biology and biochemistry minor. She is active in Alpha Chi Sigma, the chemistry fraternity on campus, as the Fundraising Chair. If you see her around campus, she’s probably reading; she prides herself in being a lifelong learner. She also works in a biochem research lab with Dr. Wright. After JMU, she plans to pursue a career in pathology, but would be happy doing anything in the medical field.

Becky Andress 

andresrl@dukes.jmu.edu
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Course: CHEM 131

Professor: Blumling

Becky Andress is a junior chemistry major. She is actively involved in club basketball, Young Life, and Greek life. She enjoys reading and going to the beach and the gym. After graduating, she plans on obtaining a position as a high school chemistry teacher.

Erin Brigham
Morgan Butler
Maggie Carney
Kristen Davidson

Erin Brigham

brighaee@dukes.jmu.edu
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Course: BIO 290

Professor: Velayudhan

Erin is a senior nursing major. She is a member of a sorority and a bartender. She enjoys going to the gym and community service; she volunteers for the triathlon club. She wants to be a PASS Leader because she failed the class the first time and wants to help students who are struggling. After college, she plans to become a nurse for the Navy, a trauma nurse, or a pediatric trauma nurse.

Morgan Butler

butle3me@dukes.jmu.edu
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Course: MATH 205

Professor: Adams

Morgan Butler is a senior accounting major from New Jersey. This is her 4th semester as a PASS Leader. Morgan participates in Beta Alpha Psi honors society, Students Helping Honduras, and Habitat for Humanity. She enjoys running. She plans on completing the 5-year Master’s program here at JMU.

Maggie Carney

carneyml@dukes.jmu.edu
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Course: COB 291

Professor: Palocsay

Maggie is a senior marketing major. She hopes to solidify and reinforce her analytic skills be leading PASS. She is not only interested in growing academically but also in working on her communication skills in the process. She spends her free time working at Madison Connection as a student manager. She enjoys dancing and loves dogs. After college, Maggie sees herself completing consumer research at a marketing firm.

Kristen Davison

davisoka@dukes.jmu.edu
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Course: MATH 108

Professor: Siegfried

Kristen is a senior IdLS/Elementary Education Major who is the president of Kappa Delta Pi - International Honor Society in Education. She enjoys playing tennis, reading, and watching football in her spare time (especially the New England Patriots). Kristen has a passion for education and has wanted to be a teacher since she was in kindergarten. After finishing her Master’s Degree, she hopes to teach 2ndgrade in Maryland.

Brennen Gilbert
Luke Giltz
Caitlyn Homet
Reafa Hossain

Brennen Gilbert 

gilberba@dukes.jmu.edu
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Course: MATH 107

Professor: Willingham

Brennen Gilbert is a junior IDLS major with a concentration in math and science middle education. In addition to being a PASS Leader, Brennen is also a Resident Advisor. Outside of school and work, Brennen enjoys music, theatre, reading, watching TV and movies, traveling, and spending time with friends. Brennen hopes to become a middle school math or science teacher in the near future.


Luke Giltz

giltzlj@dukes.jmu.edu
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Course: BIO 290

Professor: McLeod

Luke is a junior health sciences major at JMU. Some cool hobbies Luke takes part in during his free time include building computers and playing guitar. In the future, he plans on either continuing his education to become a Physician’s Assistant or possibly joining the Navy.

Caitlyn Homet

hometcr@dukes.jmu.edu
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Course: CHEM 131

Professor: Tam

Caitlyn is a sophomore engineering major. She is very involved in campus life by participating in open mic night, Blue Ridge Campus Ministry, and, in the near future, soccer or tennis. Caitlyn has been singing for as long as she can remember. One of Caitlyn’s goals has been to help people and she plans to continue that after graduating.

Reafa Hossain

hossaira@dukes.jmu.edu
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Course: CHEM 241

Professor: Lewis

Reafa is a senior biotechnology major. At JMU she is a part of Alpha Chi Sigma and a volunteer student assistant for sociology and anthropology. She has a passion for research and hopes to one day pursue a career in this field.

Brian Huber
Sophie Jurgensen
Brooke Justis
Rebecca Kilcoyne

Brian Huber

huberbj@dukes.jmu.edu
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Course: BIO 140

Professor: Rife

Brian Huber is a sophomore bio major. He loves being outdoors and running, as well as listening to music. At home, he works as a volunteer at a preschool. He is considering a minor in secondary education and becoming a teacher after college.

Sophie Jurgensen

jurgensk@dukes.jmu.edu
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Course: BIO 150

Professor: Ludwig

Sophie Jurgensen is a senior biology and Spanish double major. She is a member of the Spanish Club, a TA, a tutor, and a former RA. She conducts research for the biology department and enjoys hiking. She wants to be a PASS Leader to improve students’ study skills and confidence so they can excel in all future courses. After college, she plans to go to grad school.

Brooke Justis

justisbm@dukes.jmu.edu
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Course: CHEM 241

Professor: Mohler

This is what I would like to say for my bio: "I am a junior biotechnology major with hopes of becoming an ophthalmologist. I currently serve as the Assistant Philanthropy Chair for Delta Delta Delta, I am involved in undergraduate research, and I am a member of the honors biology fraternity, Beta Beta Beta. I wanted to become a PASS leader in Organic Chemistry because the class has an intimidating reputation, but it can actually be enjoyable when given the proper attention." 

Rebecca Kilcoyne

kilcoyrd@dukes.jmu.edu
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Course: COB 291

Professor: Lamsal

Rebecca is a senior marketing major with a passion for traveling. She spends her free time volunteering with the Reading Road show. She also works alongside her brothers in Beta Gamma Sigma. Rebecca hopes to join a marketing agency after graduation.

Sean Knowlan
Erin Krist
Nicole Landry
Tess Leftwich

Sean Knowlan

knowlasm@dukes.jmu.edu
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Course: ECON 201

Professor: Millman

Sean is a senior economics and intelligence analysis double major who is interested in working in the consulting/financial field after graduating from JMU. He is from Rhode Island and loves being active and doing anything outdoors, particularly going to the beach, skiing, and boating. He participates in AFCEA, which plans outreach events for military veterans.

Erin Krist

kristec@dukes.jmu.edu
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Course: CHEM 132

Professor: Warnaar

Erin Krist is a sophomore chemistry major. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the cello, reading, riding horses, and hiking. Once a week, you can find Erin in UREC participating in the JMU Rock Climbing Club. After obtaining her undergrad degree, she plans on attending graduate school or medical school to become a doctor or work in a research lab.

Nicole Landry

landryno@dukes.jmu.edu
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Course: BIO 140

Professor: Halsell

Nicole is a junior biology major. She is involved in yearbook and the pre-vet society. Her passions involve animals and photography. She hopes that by being a PASS Leader, she can reinforce her knowledge about biology and make her own understanding of the subject stronger. After college, she hopes to attend grad school to become a vet.

Tess Leftwich

leftwitj@dukes.jmu.edu
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Course: CHEM 131

Professor: Gilje

Tess is a sophomore biology major. She is in the Pre-Med club at JMU and plans on going to medical school to become an orthopedic doctor. In her free time, she enjoys drawing, hiking, and watching Netflix.

Rachel Lennon
Adrianna Losquadro
Helena Mulder
Collin Peterson

Rachel Lennon

lennonrc@dukes.jmu.edu
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Course: BIO 150

Professor: Pesce

Rachel Lennon is a senior biology major who plans to attend graduate school for occupational therapy after graduating. In her free time, she likes to do DIY projects, watch HGTV, read, and hang out with her friends. She is also a part of the honors program and is involved in Habitat for Humanity.

Adrianna Losquadro

losquaar@dukes.jmu.edu
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Course: CHEM 131

Professor: Zhang

Adrianna is a sophomore chemistry major. She participates in research with Dr. Reisner in the chemistry department. She loves to dance and plans to attend pharmacy school after finishing her studies at JMU.

Helena Mulder

mulderhm@dukes.jmu.edu
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Course: CHEM 120

Professor: Funck

Helena is a pre-nursing student at JMU. She plans to be an Army Nurse after graduating and is in Army ROTC now. She enjoys running, hiking, and almost all things outdoors. If you see her out there, it's okay to wave.

Collin Peterson

peter2cd@dukes.jmu.edu
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Course: BIO 270

Professor: Parker

Collin is a senior health sciences major who plans to pursue a career as a nurse anesthetist. Collin is involved in the JMU community through his executive positions on the Honor Council and the ISL club. He is also an EMT. Collin enjoys going to the gym, listening to music, watching Game of Thrones, and hanging out with his fraternity brothers.

Jonathan Popham
Stephanie Rathjen
Patrick Russell
Alex Sawyer

Jonathan Popham

pophamjc@dukes.jmu.edu
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Course: BIO 150

Professor: Gobetz

Jonathan Popham is a senior biology major who hopes to attend medical school after graduation. He is also active in the school and community, volunteering at the urgent care center and downtown museum, as well as conducting research and being a member of the Tri Beta fraternity. When Jonathan has free time, he enjoys running.

Stephanie Rathjen

rathjese@dukes.jmu.edu
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Course: CHEM 131

Professor: Hughey

Stephanie is a junior Health Science major on the PreMed track. On campus, she enjoys giving tours to prospective students as a Student Ambassador. She also loves being a PASS leader and encouraging students through a difficult subject like Chemistry. After JMU, she looks forward to furthering her studies in a medical school and becoming a doctor.

Patrick Russell

russelpr@dukes.jmu.edu
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Course: CHEM 132

Professor: Liu

Pat is a senior kinesiology major. He has a passion for sports, particularly basketball. He enjoys exercising at UREC, but also cherishes sleep. Pat also considers eating a lot of food a main hobby of his. After JMU, Pat plans to go to Physical Therapy school in Pennsylvania.

Alex Sawyer

sawyerax@dukes.jmu.edu
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Course: ECON 200

Professor: Bhatt

Alex is a sophomore economics major with a concentration in political economy. At JMU, he participates in Club Orchestra and the Doghouse Video Club. In his free time, Alex enjoys playing the cello. He aspires to attend graduate school with hopes of pursuing a Ph.D. in economics.

Alex Shafer
Wes Smith
Marissa St. George
Sarah Szvetecz

Alex Shafer

shaferam@dukes.jmu.edu
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Course: BIO 140

Professor: Cresawn

Alex is a junior Biology and Education student at JMU. She is also a student researcher, Education Coordinator for JMU HOP and president of JMU's chapter of the NSTA. In her free time she enjoys scuba diving, swing and salsa dancing, and hiking. After college she Alex aspires to be a High School Biology teacher.

Wes Smith

smith3wr@dukes.jmu.edu
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Course: ECON 200

Professor: Smith

Wes is a senior economics major with a financial economics concentration. He is a proud member of the club golf team, and when he is not concentrating on financial economics, he can be seen around town practicing golf. After college, he hopes to obtain a master’s degree in either business analytics or finance, after which, he plans to get working.

Marissa St. George

stgeorml@dukes.jmu.edu
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Course: BIO 140

Professor: Bechtel

Marissa is a senior Biotechnology major. She enjoys going to the beach in her free time and has always loved singing. She is also a member of Center Stage in UPB. After college, she wants to continue her education in a Master’s program studying Biochemistry.

Sarah Szvetecz

szvetesa@dukes.jmu.edu
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Course: COB 291

Professor: Markham

Sarah is a junior statistics major. She is a member of the business fraternity Pi Sigma Epsilon and the American Statistical Association. After graduating from JMU, Sarah hopes to pursue a master’s degree in biological statistics.

Michael Tolerico
Nick Valle
Abbey Voigt
Alyssa Williams

Michael Tolerico

tolerima@dukes.jmu.edu
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Course: BIO 270

Professor: Hynd

Michael is a senior health sciences student. He was a MYMOM participant his sophomore year at JMU. Michael can typically be found exercising on a regular basis, chowing on cereal, and watching football on weekends with his boys. After college, he will be pursuing PT school on the east coast.

Nick Valle

vallenj@dukes.jmu.edu
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Course: CHEM 131

Professor: Amenta

Nick is a senior kinesiology major. He is involved in various research groups, is on the executive board for the JMU Honor Council, as well as the ISL club, and is an EMT. He enjoys going to the gym, listening to music, and watching Game of Thrones. Nick plans to attend medical school and pursue a career as a doctor.

Abigail Voigt

voigtam@dukes.jmu.edu
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Course: COB 291

Professor: Pal

Abbey is a junior accounting major working towards her CPA in becoming an accountant. She’s a member of Phi Mu and from Maryland (but hates crab!). She worked at a country club this summer, helping kids learn tennis, so ask her for a lesson if you want to pick up a racket.

Alyssa Williams

will24ac@dukes.jmu.edu
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Course: BIO 280

Professor: Herrick

Alyssa is a junior nursing major. She is the secretary of the Nursing Association at JMU and the Breakthrough to Nursing Chair for VA nursing students. Alyssa enjoys swimming, going to the beach, and taking her dog on walks. She plans on attending nurse practitioner school after college.

Kassandra Collazo

Kassandra Collazo

collazkr@dukes.jmu.edu
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KC is a senior international affairs/Spanish/hospitality major. She is a member of the PSE business fraternity. She is from New Jersey and loves to travel. She also works with international students on campus. After college, she would love to work in China or Spain.

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