• Acroyoga Steven Cummings Flying high

    Alumnus discovers authenticity and community in acro yoga.

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    2021-22 Distinguished Alumni Award: Millicent Young

    The School of Art, Design and Art History has chosen Millicent Young (M.F.A. '97) to receive the SADAH 2021-22 Distinguished Alumni Award for her work in sculpture, installation and inter-media collaborations

  • Brandon Payne self portrait Skate of mind

    Photographer alumnus brings his passions into focus.

  • The Fallon family Carrying on his legacy

    Named after the late Rodney James Fallon, The Fallon Challenge awards scholarships to student entrepreneurs for their values-based business ideas.

  • Carleigh Johnson thumbnail image 2022 Young Alumni Award goes to teacher

    JMU graduate alumnus named 2022 Young Alumni Award recepient

  • Nkosi Davis at Hearts of Empowerment Empowering from the heart

    Nkosi Davis (’18) leverages partnerships for reciprocal successes.

  • James Gordon Making magic

    Elementary school principal James Gordon III (’03) was recently recognized as one of 50 Disney Magic Makers across the country.

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    CBD products made with integrity and creativity.

    Founded by the Johnson brothers, Pure Shenandoah is a true seed to sale company of CBD products. Customers can enjoy a variety of lab-tested products.

  • 9-purple-and-gold-winter-reads-1000x600 Warm up with these JMU reads

    Check out these nine titles either written or edited by JMU alumni and faculty members.

  • perry_thumbnails.png “We Don’t Just Make Food. We Make Memories”

    It is no small feat to purchase a restaurant right before the COVID pandemic hit. Curtis Perry (’02) and his dedication overcame such obstacles and ensured that The Desserterie remained a space of joy.

  • Melvin Petty portrait A born leader

    Melvin Petty (’84) named Ernst & Young's Mid-Atlantic Entrepreneur of the Year.

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    Protecting the Capitol

    JMU alum and police officer was put to the test during the Jan. 6 insurrection.

  • mikeythumbnails.png Mashita: “it’s delicious!”

    It is a beautiful exchange when a perfect plate of food gets handed to you through a window. A restaurant on four wheels delivers a unique experience because the chef gets to express freely.

  • caroline_thumbnails.png Bleed purple, go gold

    The JMU club Dukes Against Childhood Cancer was built from the ground up by three dedicated students.

  • hume_thumbnails.png On the road again

    Longtime university bus driver is heading back to campus this spring for his 50th Bluestone Reunion.

  • Manny_Thumbnails.png African Food is not a Monolith

    Emmanuel Baiden (’17) grew up in Accra, Ghana. His resilience in a new country helped him venture into business, thrive in a foreign country, and develop a voice for young Black chefs.

  • Sibley_Thumbnails.png For The Love of Chocolate

    Matthew Sibley (’11) is a self-taught chocolatier who creates unique flavor pairings such as ‘toasted rice with matcha’ or ‘earl grey tea and blueberry,’ all made from the finest ingredients.

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    A Grandfather's Love

    Bud Grey (’80) is also known fondly as "baba" by his granddaughter, Cece, who lives far away. Missing her deeply inspired Grey to illustrate a story for her called "The Buddy Bridge."


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