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The spirit at James Madison University is very special. This special spirit is the unique closeness that binds Madison community members with one another. Since former President Linwood H. Rose introduced the university theme "all together one", it has been used by numerous JMU students and groups to express and shape their ideas and goals.


We invite you to nominate faculty, staff, students – any member of the JMU community is eligible to nominate or be nominated for the Spring 2019 "all together one" awards.

Student members of Omicron Delta Kappa serve as the Selection Committee. There is no form to use. Please feel free to address any suggested topic or topics in No. 1 – 6 below and your own reasons for nominating your JMU Community member, in narrative form. Send your nomination to odk@jmu.edu.

  1. building community
  2. inspiring others
  3. a caring attitude
  4. a dedication to learning
  5. a commitment to working together (collaboration)
  6. unique contribution of nominee

NOMINATIONS DEADLINE: Monday, March 18, 2019 by 12:00 noon, sent by email attachment to odk@jmu.edu, or hand carried to ODK Faculty Secretary, Sue Bauer, MU 200.


Presented in "a community gathering" ceremony on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at 12:00 noon by the Omicron Delta Kappa Madison Circle of James Madison University on the Warner Commons, All Together One Circle, weather permitting (inclement weather location Grafton-Stovall Theatre). Winners will be announced several days in advance of the ceremony. The entire JMU Community is invited to attend. Former winners of the award in attendance, are recognized.


The all together one community gathering was created in 2000 by members of the JMU Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society. Each spring, student members host this special event inviting students/faculty/and staff members of the JMU Community to nominate members of the community who exemplify this special spirit of "all together one". Awards consist of a tapping ceremony, a pin, a stone placed in the All Together One Circle and an inspirational story is read about each new award recipient.  This year on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 12 noon the inspirational stories will be read in a Community Gathering on the Warner Commons in the All Together One Circle, (in G/S Theatre for inclement weather). All are invited.

The students of Omicron Delta Kappa, believe that students develop best when they are engaged as members of the community. They host this celebration to engage in the community, to discover people they will thank – those who make JMU a community worth belonging to and celebrating. From relating the stories about JMU people who embody the "all together one" spirit, ODK believes that the essence of the theme "all together one" makes a powerful impact on JMU.

QUESTIONS/LEARN MORE: Courtney Brogna, JMU 2018-19 ODK President, brognace@dukes.jmu.edu;                           ODK Faculty Secretary, Sue Bauer, bauercg@jmu.edu; Facebook - Group: All Together One;                                              Omicron Delta Kappa, Madison Circle, Chartered May 2, 1976

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