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Three JMU Community Members Recognized by National Non-Profit

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Humera Fasihuddin

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Three James Madison University community members were recognized for their leadership in the effort to tackle racism. The BADASS Award for Enrichment was given to:

Dr. Joanne Gabbin, professor of English at James Madison University, former director of the JMU Honors Program, and founder of the first academic conference on Black poetry over 25 years ago (recognized by JMU earlier this year);

William Snyder III, whose art practice begins with open listening that leads to inspired works, and fostering community conversations regarding humanity; and

Mike Battle, former James Madison football student-athlete and Board of Visitors member ('81, '83M), who is also CEO of BRMi.

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Involves Faculty, Involves Staff, Involves Alums, Involves Participants External to JMU


JMU Campus Scope, National Scope


November 2021

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Civic Engagement, Community Engagement



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