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The Graduate School at James Madison University is committed to providing an excellent education to our students. The efforts of many incredible professional individuals across campus collaborating with TGS staff makes it possible to give our students a rich and unique graduate experience.

A TGS Hero is a campus colleague who has gone over and above in aiding the mission of The Graduate School and is deserving of recognition for those efforts. TGS staff have found these individuals to be a reliable team player worthy of recognition whose contributions have made a positive impact on the daily operations of The Graduate School.

The Graduate School’s (TGS) elite “Hero” recognitions for 2022 include:

Digital Marketing

Leigh Ayers

Enrollment Marketing

Katie Foster

Bill Gentry

Chris Meyers

Rinn Siegrist

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Steven Cox

Institutional Research

Lou Hedrick

Chris Orem

Information Systems

Mike Mehling

Information Technology

Ali Shifflett

Office of Registrar

Vanessa Breeden

Professional & Continuing Education

Dr. Sarah MacDonald


Dr. Heather Coltman

Vice Provost for Faculty & Curriculum

Dr. Paula Maxwell

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