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Donna Stocking Honeywell ('71)

Donna Stocking Honeywell (’71) established a scholarship to be awarded annually to an outstanding student in recognition of his/her efforts implementing an educational outreach initiative that serves children and youth.  The scholarship supports Honeywell's passion for learning and teaching.   She believes that it is important for teachers to understand what students need to become successful lifelong learners and to pursue innovative strategies that foster achievement.   When asked why she wanted to create this endowment, Honeywell explained, “Simply, it's my way of expressing hope for the future… sort of paying it forward. I have been fortunate in my life and I like what JMU is doing to prepare future teachers.” Applicants can apply through College of Education and must submit a plan outlining an ongoing or proposed initiative.

Honeywell majored in English at JMU and received a Masters from Central Michigan University in School Counseling.  She studied Educational Administration at the University of Utah.  Honeywell is currently the Assistant Principal at Arlington Traditional Elementary School. She stays involved with JMU as a member of the Alumni Board.  Honeywell named the scholarship in honor of her family, husband David Honeywell, two daughters and son