The Graduate School Alumni Newsletter: Fall 2022

The Graduate School Alumni Newsletter: Fall 2022

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The 2022-23 academic year began with excitement for. In this edition, learn how students and alumni are making impactful change.

This alumni newsletter is created each month by The Graduate School of James Madison University. For more information, visit our website.


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Early intervention
SLP early intervention

During summer 2022, students in JMU’s online and residential Speech Language Pathology, M.S. program offered services in Harrisonburg and local communities. Both pediatric and adult clients benefited from the students’ in-person, group, and telehealth intervention. Learn about the program.

Preventing a fall
OT Fall prevention

Occupational Therapy students participated in a Fall Prevention Awareness Week event organized by professors Jeanne Wenos and Amy Russel Yun in partnership with Harrisonburg Parks & Recreation and the Valley Program for Aging. The students conducted risk assessments and helped participants find resources to help prevent falls. Learn more.

Giving Tuesday
Giving Day

The Graduate School would like to develop a “Grad Dukes Guide” that will help new students acclimate to the campus and community during their first weeks in Harrisonburg and at JMU. The guide will be especially useful for international students and others who are new to the area. Please help us welcome students from around the nation and the world by giving here.

Power Dukes
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Virginia Business magazine recognized several JMU graduate alumni as “Power Dukes” for their leadership. Arthur “Bo” Fisher III (’87, ‘18P), Lee Warfield (’85,’16P, ‘21P), Anthony Baker (‘19M), and Jason A. Hartman (‘85M) were among those who were identified on a list of the 500 most influential Virginians. Read more.

International student blog
international students photo

Graduate student Mohamed Serry continues to share his experiences. Read about Mohamed’s journey from the warm and arid nation of Egypt to the cooler, humid and green world of Virginia, through many new first-year adventures, to his experiences as a second-year student completing a thesis. Read the blog here.

Holland Yates Hall
Holland and Yates photo

The Graduate School’s home is now in Holland Yates Hall, formerly Madison Hall. Venture Capitalist Paul Holland (’82) and wife Linda Yates funded a $5 million cash gift to JMU that will focus on scholarships and programming in entrepreneurship and study abroad. Learn more.

Take a look
Wilson Hall

Take a look at the new booklet that helps prospective students learn about graduate education at James Madison University. We describe campus resources, life as a graduate student, program options, admissions, and financial aid opportunities, and much more.  Take a look.

Published: Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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