• Coolbaugh_thumbnail.jpg Tribute to Cynthia Coolbaugh

    Cynthia Coolbaugh (’70) was an active fighter for peace throughout her life. With the help of Barbara Benham (’70), we reflect back on her passions and progressive work that ultimately led to a Nobel Peace Prize.

  • alexis_cosby_thumbnail.jpg A Sweet Treat

    Alumna Alexis Cosby (’18) bakes wedding and specialty cakes for customers around Richmond with her new business, A Sweet Confession. With many goals in mind, her at-home business is off to a great start.

  • Vad_Lee_thumbnail.jpg A Journey Well-Written

    JMU alumnus and former football player Vad Lee (’15) shares his journey of transitioning away from the sport through books and motivational speaking in the hopes to help others.

  • NCtriangle_thumbnail.jpg Alumni Chapter Spotlight: NC Triangle Dukes

    JMU’s North Carolina Triangle alumni chapter has become one of the most active chapters for the school during the pandemic thanks to Patrick Gotimer (’14) and the rest of its new leadership team.

  • 1971_reunion_thumbnail.jpg 1971 Men of Madison

    Steve Smith (’71) was a part of the first group of men allowed to live on campus at Madison College. He reflects back on his time as the Class of 1971 prepares for their 50-year reunion.

  • thea_paul_thumbnail.jpg Teaching Spanish to Make A Difference

    Alumna Thea Paul (’93) is the founder of Language Institute of Virginia, a business that teaches Spanish to service professionals to help them communicate better with their clients.

  • 1970_reunion_thumbnail.jpg Trench coats and sorority sisters

    Three alumnae from the Class of 1970 reflect on the era at Madison College.

  • Corey_Davis_thumbnail.jpg From Player to Trainer

    Former JMU football player Corey Davis (’07) takes his passion for sports to a new level with his own business, OT Grindtime, that offers personal training and sports performance programs to children and adults.

  • Jessica_Aiken_thumbnail.jpg Wedding Planner of Williamsburg

    Jessica Aiken (’10) is taking the wedding planning industry by storm as the founder of her own company, Wedding Company of Williamsburg. What started out as a class assignment turned into a six-figure business.

  • shelbybrown_thumbnail.jpg Mission From the Heart

    JMU alumna Shelby Brown (‘93) makes it her mission to give to students and families in need, spreading love with her organization, Mission from the Heart.

  • Wendy_Maybury_thumbnail1.jpg She IS from Around Here

    With a top chart album and a monthly show at Rick Bronson's House of Comedy in the Mall of America, Wendy Maybury ('99) is a hit on the Minneapolis comedy scene.

  • Atlantadukes_thumbnail.jpg Alumni Chapter Spotlight: Atlanta Dukes

    Sarah Hogan (’04) is chapter president of the Atlanta Dukes. Together with Charlene Baker (’04) and other alumni on the leadership team, she plans to create more events and opportunities for members to get involved.

  • Lynchburgdukes_thumbmail.jpg Alumni Chapter Spotlight: Lynchburg Dukes

    Dan Ebersold (’02) and Brittany McGeoch (’10) are co-presidents of the Lynchburg Dukes. The chapter seeks to connect local alumni and build a community through fun-filled events.

  • Michaeljacob_thumbnail1.jpg Intertwining Passions

    Michael Jacob (’16) is taking his career success to a whole new level in his newest project with Google that combines artificial intelligence technology and his love of hip-hop to create instrumentals.

  • del-ray-lead Defending the air

    U.S. Army air defense artillery officer Amanda Del Re (’06, ’06M) is an expert on high-impact leadership.

  • hc_mrd_thumbnail.jpg A Special Homecoming Performance

    It just isn't Homecoming without an appearance from the Dukettes and the Marching Royal Dukes.

  • Bettina_thumbnail.jpg Alumni Spotlight: Bettina Mason

    Alumna Bettina Mason (’87, ’95M) continuously gives back to the JMU community through attending events, volunteering, and helping in whatever ways she can.

  • football_memories_thumbnail.jpg Remembering the Good Old Days

    JMU alumni share their favorite JMU football memories from over the years.

  • Former_Duke_Dogs_thumbnail.jpg Passing on the Duke Dog Legacy

    Duke Dog has always been a legendary icon at JMU, but we never get to know who’s behind the mask. Until now. Meet two alumni brothers, Ryan and Mitchell Pitts, who were both former Duke Dogs.

  • Federal_Dukes_thumbnail.jpg Make Way for the Federal Dukes

    JMU’s newest alumni chapter, the Federal Dukes, seeks to connect alumni working within the federal government market and create a networking opportunity that pays it forward.

  • alumni-sign-beads-1000x600.jpg Alumni board unifies college

    The Liberal Arts Alumni Board has evolved into the first college-wide alumni board in Arts and Letters history.

  • Lavender_thumbnail.jpg Show Some Lavender Love

    Meet the Lavender Chapter, one of the JMU Alumni Association’s newest alumni chapters that supports the LGBTQ+ community and seeks to help students and alumni on and off campus.

  • license_plate_thumbnail.png Don't Settle for a Sticker

    With more than $1 million in scholarships since the JMU license plate was established, the program is proof that something simple can really impact JMU students.


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