• 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.

  • Bud_Grey.png 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."

  • kaitlinporter_thumbnail.jpg Living the dream

    Kaitlin Porter (’06) and her wife and children are proof that even if you're living tiny, you can live large with more quality family time.

  • adowei.jpg ‘How can I be a solution?’

    Alumna aims to leave her mark on the world through her advocacy, writing and poetry.

  • Port-Thumbnails.png A Toast to Port City Brewing Company

    Port City Brewing Company located in Alexandria, Virginia, has delivered world-class quality, locally produced craft beer to the Washington, D.C. area for over a decade.

  • VA-Momentum-Thumbnail.png Gamifying Exercise: One Fun Run At A Time

    VA Momentum is focused on hosting running and walking fun-focused events to promote fitness. The goal at VA Momentum is to gamify exercising and making it a social experience for people of all ages and abilities.

  • Reid_Thumbnails.png Bringing Her Vision to Life

    JMU alumna Jenny Reid (’05) is a professional photographer at Be Thou My Vision where she captures the light and joy of each and every person she photographs.

  • Murray_Thumbnails.png Reverse Engineering Your Way to Success

    Murray graduated in 2000 with a major in art and a minor in art history before working his way up as an accomplished executive with over twenty years of professional experience from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups.

  • Coolbaugh_thumbnail.jpg Remembering 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

    Alexis Cosby ('18) is taking the capital region by storm with her tasty and professional-looking creations.

  • 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.


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