The Madison Honors Leadership Council serves as the student government body for the JMU Honors College, representing the interests of Honors students, developing community through events and service projects, and working with Honors staff to develop programs and initiatives that are student-centered. Madison Honors plays a direct role in shaping the future of the Honors College.

Applications are due by Monday, September 21 at 11:50 p.m. for the 21/22 academic year. 
MHLC encourages students with diverse backgrounds, particularly students of color, first generation students, and LGBTQIA+ students, to apply. Questions? Contact MHLC President, Jacob Elson.

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MADtalks are fun, interesting, and inspiring talks given by students, faculty, alumni, and friends of JMU and the Honors College. Sponsored and organized by the Madison Honors Leadership Council, MADtalks are open to everyone in the JMU community.

Visit Honors College events for upcoming talks.

Current Members
Executive Committee

President: Jacob Elson (Quantitative Finance; Economics, '21)

Vice President: Amanda Arrain (Interdisciplinary Studies, '21)

Treasurer: Ryan Gavin (Finance, '22)

Secretary: Madison Chang (Biology, '23)

Service Chair: Kiera Schwarz (Public Policy Administration, Biology, Environmental Science, '22)

Service Historian: Vivian Eccleston (Communication Studies and Disorders, '22)

Social Chair: Beryl Ignacio (Health Services Administration; General Businessm, '22)

Social Historian: Robby Cordts (Geographic Science, '21)

Service Committee

Chair: Kiera Schwarz (Public Policy Administration; Biology, Environmental Science, '22)

Historian: Vivian Eccleston (Communication Sciences and Disorders, '23)

Jessica Besnier (Engineering, '21)

Charles Conner (Political Science; History, '23)

Tori Cummins (Nursing, '23)

Ryan Gavin (Finance, '22)

Marina George (Psychology; Political Science; '23)

Megan Gillespie (Elementary Education, '23)

Regan Hein (Anthropology, '20)

Tyler Hughes (Finance, '21)

Kelly Johnson (Quantitative Finance, '20)

Rebekah Jones (Communication Sciences and Disorders, '20)

Meghan Lankford (Communication Sciences and Disorders, '23)

Claire Leidinger (Computer Information Systems, '22)

Megan Link (Geographic Science, '20)

Catherine MacMillan (Communication Sciences and Disorders, '23)

Alexia Munoz-Moctezuma (Psychology, '23)

Huy Nguyen (Engineering, '21)

Cassidy Sadonis (Political Science; History '22)

Brittany Sheffield (Intelligence Analysis, '20)

Lauren Spar (Public Policy and Administration, '22)

Katie Stankard (Geographic Science, '20)

Grace Templeton (Music, '23)

Maddie Tirado (Anthropology; Arabic, '21)

Social Committee

Chair: Beryl Ignacio (Health Services Administration; General Business, '22)

Historian: Robby Cordts (Geographic Science, '21)

Layla Abbud (Biotechnology, '23)

Amanda Arrain (Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies, '21)

Molly Bruce (Intelligence Analysis; Arabic; Political Science, '22)

Madison Chang (Biology, '23)

Lily Craig (English, '23)

Julia Dalton (International Business, '22)

Reagan Flewelling (Intelligence Analysis, '21) 

Social Committee, Continued

Kaitlyn Gentile (Independent Scholars, '23)

Lexie Heath (Communication Sciences and Disorders, '20)

Darby Henn (Elementary Education, '23)

Nicole Loan (Biology, '21)

Aliza Matthews (Dance, '23)

Haley McAllister (History, '21)

Jamie Panko (Public Policy and Administration, '23)

Carly Sines (Health Sciences, '22)

Sidney Thompson (Marketing '21)

Erin Young (Undeclared, '23)

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