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2018-2019 Engagement Fellows Program

In keeping with its mission to produce educated and enlightened citizens, JMU is proud to support the Engagement Fellows Program. Fellows choose one of eight service year opportunities to explore engagement while serving James Madison University. Positions include a stipend and housing. Each position lasts for 9 months, beginning August 2019.

Available positions include:

  • Civic Engagement
  • Ethical Reasoning
  • Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services
  • Food Access and Security
  • Montpelier
  • President’s Office
  • Student Connection with Engagement
  • Valley Scholars


The Campus Compact Fellow

Center for Inclusive Music Engagement Fellow 


Apply Now For 2019-2020:

Apply through the common application and indicate which position(s) you are applying for at

For questions or more information, contact Mike Davis.

JMU Engagement Fellows:

  • Demonstrate a sense of responsibility and obligation within the community and organization they serve.
  • Anticipate how policies, decisions and issues impact community relationships and proactively attempt to maintain mutually beneficial partnerships through constructive dialogue.
  • Approach complex problems through the practice of interpersonal skills that promote teamwork and acceptance of diversity of thought regarding goals and priorities. 
  • Cultivate continued interest in public policies that promote community investments, connections, and improvements.
  • Perform responsibilities with growing attention to principles of social justice, ethical decision-making, and empathy. 
  • Uphold meaningful and productive connections between the university and community, and be alert to possibilities for expansion. 
  • Explore personal strengths and improve upon weaknesses, with particular emphasis on developing career options and exploring life plan goals through experiential learning.
  • Display an understanding of organizational communication and interconnectedness and how entities work together to solve larger community-based problems. 
  • Recognize how personal and career goals can include responsiveness to community needs and be rewarding to self and others.


Engagement Fellows

Alexandra Conis

IIHHS Engagement Fellow


Autumn Cox

Student Connection with Engagement Fellow


Joshua Stick

Valley Scholars Engagement Fellow


Liv Stephens

Engagement Fellow for the President's Office


Olivia Call

Food Recovery and Security Engagement Fellow


Scott Ingram

Ethical Reasoning Engagement Fellow


Shelby Taraba

Center for Civic Engagement Fellow


Tyler Stanley

Montpelier Engagement Fellow

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