Madison Magazine

Article Title

Fall 2017 Issue



James Madison University

Publication Date


Table of Contents

Finding Her Brave

Jennifer Marshall ('01) transforms her battle with mental illness into triumph Page 30

Not Just a Better Mousetrap

Engineering major's 3‐D printer will do more than print Page 34

'Drawing on the Left'

Art history professor helps bring Ben Shahn exhibition to Duke Hall Gallery Page 38

On the Shoulders of Giants

College of Education Hall of Distinction inducts first class Page 42

The 'Valley Scholars Effect'

Believers join forces to create a bright future for area youth Page 48

Full Frame

James Madison statues regain their luster Page 1


Readers share their thoughts Page 4

Contributors Page 6


President Jonathan R. Alger reports on JMU's connection with democracy‐building in Kosovo Page 7

When Divergent Passions Meet

Alex Paullin ('14) combines his love for music and conservation to create a better world Page 48

News & Notes

NIH grant for brain research; Madison Accelerator Laboratory; JMU Debate wins Madison Cup; giving to university tops $18 million for third consecutive year Page 8

Women for Madison

Participants share the excitement of the 2017 Women for Madison Summit Page 10

By the Numbers

Class of 2016 post graduation success Page 12

Supply, demand and opportunity

College of Business graduate David Vaughn ('17), a finance major, champions investment in the COB Learning Complex Page 13

Faculty Voices

JMU professors offer perspectives on topics of interest Page 15

JMU Nation

Teams and individuals continue JMU's impressive accomplishments Page 16

Bright Lights

University Engagement Fellows Xavia Gary ('15), Madeleine Ross (''6) and Claudia Salvador ('15M) set the bar high Page 20

Alumni News

Highlights from The Big Event; Alumni Association President Heather Hedrick ('00) recaps the spring season of events; distinguished alumni contributors Page 50

Bluestone Reunions

Members of the Classes of 1967, 1962, 1957, 1952, 1947 and 1942 return to campus Page 54

Class Notes

Updates from JMU alumni; Future Dukes; Celebrations Page 57

Pearl Scott Almond ('30)

Alumna celebrates her 108th birthday Page 59

Picture This

ISAT mural connects arts and STEM Page 64

Honoring educators

Cornelius Heatwolle and four others inducted in the College of Education's new Hall of Distinction Page 42

Not just a better mousetrap

Richard Xiu's 3‐D printer does more than print Page 34

JMU Engagment Fellows

Young alumni demonstrate the factes of engagment Page 20

Women for Madison

Summit offers new impetus for commitment to JMU Page 10

A Schor thing

Quarterback Bryan Schor and the re‐emergence of JMU football Page 16

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Full Issue








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