Arts and Culture

Remembering Alison Parker

by Bill Wyatt


Alison Parker, one of two WDBJ journalists killed today, was a 2012 graduate of James Madison University. Alison earned a bachelor's degree in media arts and design, and she was a reporter and editor for the student newspaper, The Breeze.  She had a passion for journalism and had a bright future. James Madison University is shocked and saddened by the news and circumstances of her death. Our thoughts are with her family, friends and colleagues.

We'll be sharing more information as it is made available. Please direct all media inquiries to Bill Wyatt, Director of Communications and University Spokesperson, at 540-568-3621.

To honor Alison’s passion for life and journalism, the Parker family has created the Alison B. Parker (’12) Memorial Scholarship. Give today to support future students in the School of Media Arts and Design.

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Published: Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Last Updated: Friday, May 20, 2022

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