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Cathy Nagel (’16P) joined the Women for Madison Executive Advisory council in 2017. But it was in 2012 that the Nagels started bleeding purple as a family.  She is honored (with husband Scott) to have been the first grandparents accepted to Parents Council. They continue to volunteer at Choices, first-year send offs and college fairs, and they have recently worked on the scholarship review committee. They are proud to “train” new Dukes in the art of tailgating and giving back to their university.

Cathy supports Madison Trust projects, Madison Vision, Parents Council Endowment for Scholarships, the Dolly Madison-Dukes Pay It Forward Scholarship Endowment, the Centennial Scholars Program, the Duke Club, the JMU Athletics Excellence Fund, the Proud and True Fund, Madison for Keeps, and the Annual Richmond Alumni Chapter Scholarship.  

Cathy enjoyed a fulfilling career as a banker for 18 years and another 18 years as a teacher/administrator with the Los Angeles Unified School District. She has a BBA from Pepperdine University and a Masters of Educational Administration from Cal State LA. Cathy and Scott are especially grateful for their close relationship with their grandson, JMU graduate Christian (’16), who works for Deloitte. Their Christmas tradition of dressing up as the Claus family for holiday visits remains their best gift to each other.

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