Why Madison President's Journal
At this event one of the major themes that alumni brought up was the real-world importance of working in teams and how they were able to hone those skills at JMU.
The Tampa event made it clear that faculty-student interaction is a time-tested hallmark of the Madison Experiencestudents get to know faculty and have one-on-one conversations that can change lives.
At the Baltimore event, we heard about faculty members who changed the course of somebody's life because they took the time to get to know them, to listen to their hopes and dreams, and to spend time with them.
Leadership U reflects what JMU does best in terms of the student experience. These students are the leaders of our student organizations across campus. They took a Saturdayall dayto think and reflect about leadership.
Student Athlete Advisory Council and Business Students
January was chockful of "Why Madison?" events with student groups. President Alger met with the Student-Athlete Advisory Council and a few days later, a group of business students. Both groups were terrifically engaged and involved.
College of Integrated Science and Engineering
President Alger hears from an innovative and connected group of faculty who structure curriculum that encourages students to apply science and technology to solve human problems.
CoB Executive Advisory Council
Many of these business alumni said they got reengaged with JMU when they had the opportunity to come back to campus and re-experience the energy that exists only on this campus.
Our "Why Madison?" reception was a real treat for all of us in Portola Valley, Calif., at the home of 1982 alumnus Paul Holland, who has built what is being called "the greenest house in America."
The beautiful home of Dick and Shirley Roberts, a 1956 graduate of Madison, provided a wonderful family feeling for the President's Council members who came from the whole region to share why Madison matters to them.
One of many points shared was that people at JMU don't say "no" instead they try to help people get to "yes." They try to help students and colleagues who have ideas they want to explore.