Richmond alumni, parents and friends gather at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Jon Alger hears from alumni-parents Charles ('81) and Sarah Morrison Smith ('80)
CAA Commissioner Tom Yeager ('03P) and Advancement VP Nick Langridge ('00, '07M)
Alger with College of Science and Mathematics Dean David Brakke
Barbara Pamplin Shell ('49) offers her greetings and input to President Alger
Former Parents Council Chairs and donors Julie and Jim Riley ('99P, '05P)
Julie Riley ('99P, '05P) still feels connected to JMU.
President's Council member Mary McCormack graduated in 1950.
Duke Club and Athletics Advisory Board member Ray Cilimberg ('85)
Classmates Betty Jo Butler ('58) and former Alumni Association Board member Betty Ball Mann ('58)
Monyette Martin ('93, '96M) and Sean Bates ('92), president of the black alumni chapter
Steve Smith ('71), Lee Kerns ('72) and Diane 'Scottie' Savage Ferras ('73)
Alger gives his opening remarks.
Gibbie ('61) and Sandy Berry, Stacy Berry Campbell ('86, '13P) and Bill Campbell ('13P)
Christine Hillgrove ('11) came with her parents, Dave ('79) and Dorothy ('81) Hillgrove
Alger and Bill Dingledine of JMU's renowned Dingledine family
Former Board of Visitors Rector Sandy Berry
Carol Eldridge Coburn ('62), former Board of Visitors and former Alumni Board of Directors member
Monyette Martin ('93, '96M), assistant director of admissions at JMU
Pam Nelson ('82), daughter of Eileen Nelson, faculty emerita at JMU
Alger thanks the gathering for sharing heartfelt stories.