JMU in the Community

Dukes Doing Work

by Jan Gillis ('07)

JMU students performing community service during The Big Event

The Big Event: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 9 a.m.

Remember the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: "The most important question you can ask yourself in life is 'What are you doing for others?'" —JMU President Jon Alger

The Big Event is an annual day for current and past Dukes to show their appreciation for the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County communities, as well as their current area of residence. Each year hundreds of JMU students and alumni volunteer their time on a wide array of service projects in the spirit of our commitment to engaged citizenship.

Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to sign up individually or as a team. JMU alumni will be participating across the nation and internationally. Check for participating alumni chapters at

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Published: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Last Updated: Thursday, June 25, 2020

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