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About the UREC 96ers

In 2015, a group of passionate UREC alumni and current staff began fundraising with a goal of creating a $50,000 UREC Student Employee Scholarship endowment by 2020. The UREC student employee experience is one full of challenge, support, growth and community. UREC alumni know the positive impact that fully engaging as a student employee can have on one's career and life. Future scholarships awarded annually can help relieve some financial burden for student employees, so that they can continue the tradition of excellence and Motivate Madison into Motion.

From 2016 to April 2018, over 110 dedicated UREC employee alumni and friends joined the cause and pledged their support over five years to continuously donate to the fund. We call this group our wonderful "96ers." (UREC was built in 1996.) At UREC's 20th Anniversary in October 2016, over 40 96ers and their families came back to Harrisonburg to present a check to JMU. Over 185 individual donors have made a gift to this fund. 

View fund progress and learn about the UREC Student Employee Scholarship!

In April 2018, the fund hit $50,000! Interest is now accumulating, which will provide scholarships annually to one or more student employees each year. Thanks to the continued support of our 96ers, the first scholarship was awarded in 2019!

We hope alumni continue supporting the fund beyond $50,000 so that we can make the biggest impact for future student employees.

Donate to the fund

Join the 96ers
  • Sign up online.
  • Enter $600+ in the Gift Amount box.
  • Put that same amount in the Selected Designations Amount box.
  • Select if you'd like to donate in full now, or break into smaller donations (as low as $10/month for five years).
  • Enter your information (in spaces with the red asterisk).
  • Hit next and follow the steps to complete the process.

Please contact Kristin Gibson if you have any questions.

UREC 96ers

Amy Abercrombie
Michael Adams
Megan Flosdorf and Emmanuel Akogyeram
Dirron Allen*
Sharon Alva
Scott & Valerie Arbogast
Sam Axley
Holly Bailey
Michael Basgier
Josh Bensink
Scott Berger
Zephan Blaxberg
Steve Bobbitt
Taylor Book
Hilary M. Bride
The Brocato Family
Candice Bronez (Landon)
Jeremy T. Bullock
Tucker Burch
Dan Bureau
Tim Buser
David Calafiore
J.W. Cannon
Julie Wallace Carr
Maggie Glenn Carter
Tarin Carter
Kelly McInteer Chivvis
Thomas Colombell
Aaron and Carrie Combs*
Greg and Heather Corack
Hannah Covington
Jessica Dang
Jason Alexander Darby
Bradley Davis
Lindsey Eades
Tim Eades
Erin Erford
Kate Mercke Eshaghoff
Megan (Eicholtz) Filipowicz
Rachael "Roach" Finley

Adam & Erica Foltz
Heather & Jason Foster
Heather Gately
Christina Georgia
Kristin Gibson*
Maggie Carter Glenn
Stephanie Goetz
Bob Golson* 
Jonah Goobic
Robert H Gough Jr
Jason Grieshaber
Sasha and Johanna Griffith
Stu & Mariel Halsall
Ashley Harman
Whitney Harper
Kelly Harrell
Zac Hittie
Sarah Gigantino Hogan
Erin Dolan Huntley*
Peter Isaac*
Alex Jones
Chris and Veronica Jones
Lisa Janz Karvonen
Will Kramer
Brad Kurtz
Maggie Lajza
Brandon & Allegra Lapetina
Aaron Lawlor
Madison Lewis
Jacob Lodge
Drew and Hilary Loso
Neil Marrin
Sophia Marshall
Tyler and Catherine McKee
Leigh McMullan
Courtney Goldsmith Meador
Alison and Mark Miller
Christian Miller
Lorie Miller
Donnie Mix
Allison Mizer*
Teesha Monroe
Kathryn Morgan

Jordan Morris
Tamer Moumen
Cate Mundy
The Nickel Family
Allison Notarantonio
Lisa O’Fallon
Cheryl O'Konek
Nora Osei
Lindsay and Kyle Payne
Taylore & Jay Pence
Chad Phillips
Kaitlin Pomerleau
Ashley Quinn
Dan Quinn
Kara Racicot
Katie Regan
Jason and Samantha Ritter
Stefanie Rodgers
Brittany Roenker
Amy Ross
Drew Salvador
Paul Sexton
Jen Shelley
Sarah Sheppard
Allysha Simmons
Kristen and Blake Sonnek-Schmelz
Colleen Sorem
Jeramy Spitzer
Amanda Stamper*
Lauren Sundquist
Amy Todd
Scott Todd
Shannon Tumelty
Alexandra Vanaman
Anthony Venafro
Emily Waffle
Alison and Jason Walsh
Gillian and Stephen Weber
Colleen McShane Weingarten
Sarah Wright
Bryan and Kate Zopp

*2015-16 Committee Members

It's not too late to join the 96ers! If you'd like to join, please see the instructions above. For more information about making financial contributions to JMU, please contact Louis Sanchez, Assistant Director of Affinity Giving Programs, at or 540-568-2644 or UREC's Associate Director for UREC Services.

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