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Melissa LubinGreetings Colleagues and Friends!

As we navigate 2021, Professional & Continuing Education remains anchored by our mission---responding to individual, business, and community needs through transformative educational programs and experiences.

Our newsletter this month features stories that demonstrate resiliency, diversity, forward-thinking and the spirit of collaboration. We are excited about the journey ahead of us and invite you along for the ride.


Happy New Year,

Melissa M. Lubin, Ph.D.
Dean, Professional & Continuing Education and
Chief Economic Engagement Officer

January 2021 Newsletter

  • College_for_Kids_Nov_Thumb.png Keep Growing - Keep Learning

    One of the fantastic advantages that this year has brought and taught us, is how to, “Keep on, Keepin On”, no matter what life may throw our way. This outlook and experience

  • Tiveeda_Nov_Thumb.png The Best is Yet to Come

    Since 2016 James Madison University, and specifically PCE, has been home to the state office for Campus Compact for Virginia, a location-based branch of the national organization Campus Compact ( based in

  • ProfDev_Jan_Thumb.png Training Leaders vs. Developing Leadership

    Leadership development is a common training objective for many companies, but it can be difficult to know where to begin. Do we train a few select leaders or entire teams?

  • GA_Gender_Equality_Nov_Thumb.png Gender Inclusivity: He/She/They

    Gender equity in the workplace has been a central focus for employers over the last few decades. Although more people have come to understand the need for gender diversity, organizations have struggled to find attainable

  • ConnorMcKinnis_Nov_Thumb.png The Gray Area of Knowledge

    Connor McKinnis, our Marketing and SalesForce Graduate Assistant in Professional and Continuing Education, will graduate on December 18th with his Masters Public Administration.

  • ProjectTHRIVE_Thumbs.png Project Thrive

    Project THRIVE: a facilitated curriculum created directly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and designed to help cohorts of local businesses and nonprofits move from surviving to thriving.

  • EPG_Nov_Thumb.png Advancing Diversity & Democracy

    Last month, we announced an upcoming podcast between Dr. Mildred García, President of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and Jonathan Alger, President of James Madison University. In this

  • ADP_Intern_Nov_Thumb.png Intern - In Turn

    For the past two years, the Adult Degree Program (ADP) and the Psychology Department have collaborated to provide internship opportunities for senior students in the psychology major at JMU. Student interns spend

  • LLI_Dec_Thumb.png Each One Teach One

    During the first quarter of 2020, businesses and universities quickly adopted online tools as a way to support remote work and learning.

  • OE_Dec_Thumb.png JMU - Community Engagement Anchor Institution

    In our university’s strategic plan, President Alger has outlined 11 key goals to focus on for the next six years, and one of those goals is that JMU serves the region as an Anchor Institution. Due to their longevity in

  • Teacher_Nov_Thumb.png Teacher Leadership

    In schools, the opportunity to be a leader is not limited to those in school administrator or principal positions. The newly launched Teacher Leadership program at James Madison University, through the work

  • VaEd_Strategies_Nov_Thumb.png Adapting to Meet Your Needs

    Virginia Ed Strategies is a 501c3 nonprofit organization focused on partnerships and programs that help ensure a strong K-12 educational system, a prepared future workforce, and a thriving global economy for Virginia.

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