Madison Magazine

Article Title

Spring/Summer 2017 Issue



James Madison University

Publication Date


Table of Contents

Achieving Success

Building the NCAA model for the student‐athlete experience Page 24

A Balanced Equation

Leveling academic and athletic responsibilities with JMU support Page 31

A Culture of Winning

Ensuring the right pieces are in place to be competitive across all programs Page 36

When Dukes Go Pro

Preparing elite student‐athletes to take their game to the next level Page 44

The Club Scene

Maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle through club and intramural sports Page 46

Sports as Empowerment

Providing opportunities to engage with athletes of all abilities Page 48

Full Frame

A royal welcome for JMU football Page 1


Readers share their thoughts Page 4

Contributors Page 6


President Jonathan R. Alger on what it means to be a champion Page 7

News & Notes

Dukes show up for Giving Day; Stewardship Luncheon celebrates champions; JMU welcomes new provost Heather Coltman Page 8

By the Numbers

Milestones in the history of JMU Athletics Page 12

A Madison Experience -- In overtime

Cliff Wood ('88) gives back to his alma mater Page 14

Dean Elhers (1929‐2017)

Remembering JMU's first appointed athletics director Page 16

JMU Nation

Winning can be contagious Page 17

A fine balance

Biology professor Mark Gabriele ('95) typifies the far‐reaching yield from athletic competition Page 18

'All in'

Swimming, entrepreneurship, life: Amanda Presgraves ('16) embraces challenge Page 19

Alumni News

The 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards; Alumni Association President Heather Hedrick ('00) on the Madison spirit; first‐ever JMU Executive Volunteer Summit Page 50

Paying it forward

Honors College Advisory Council member Anne Collins ('67, '78M) Page 53

From Frisco, with love

For Kin Headley ('91), the impact of Madison relationships has been profound Page 55

Class Notes

Identical twins reach lifelong goal of hiking Appalachian Trail; letters from scholarship recipients Page 56

Picture This

The Challace J. McMillin Center for Sport Psychology Page 64

Giving Day

Dukes show up for days like this Page 8

Dean Ehlers

A tribute to Madison' 'Dean of Dukes' Page 16

Going Pro

Student‐athletes carry competitive drive to the next level Page 44

Alumni Awards

GOLD Network Award winner Chiquita King ('09, '11M) with her family Page 50

'Trekking Twins'

Sue Hollinger ('58) and Elrose Couric ('58) Page 59

1930 undefeated team

JMU Athletics milestones in By the Numbers Page 12

A career of distinction

For 37 years, Jerry Benson has shaped the Madison Experience Back cover

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Full Issue








Madison is an official publication of JMU and is produced by the Division of University Advancement for alumni, parents of JMU students, faculty, staff, and friends of JMU. Editorial office: JMU, 127 W. Bruce Street., MSC 3610, Harrisonburg, VA 22807.



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