Like so many Madison graduates, I wasn’t as involved as I should have been, or hoped to have been, after graduation. Sure, I came back for Homecoming and attended the Alumni Association CrabFest, but I wasn’t really pulling my weight as an alum. Four or five years after graduation, my wife, Stephanie, and I sat… Read More Alumni Feature- Eric Bowlin (’02) | WHAT GIVING BACK HAS TAUGHT ME
Hi. My name is Dave Robinson. I’m a graduate of the class of 2010 and I’ve spent the past seven years building a successful financial planning practice. But, I’m a millennial… so I quit my job. More specifically, I just made a conscious decision to follow my gut and give up something good to build… Read More Alumni Feature- Dave Robinson (’10) | HEADS OR TAILS?
At the end of the day, as the sun sets and another day comes to a close you catch yourself wondering- will tomorrow be any different? As author Lolly Daskai points out: We all feel stuck at one time or another–in a bad relationship, in the wrong job, in business, or just generally in life. Whatever… Read More 10 THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN YOU ARE FEELING STUCK
It’s true. I did decide to veer off of the traditional career path when I graduated from JMU. I was always a devoted student and I loved taking on as much as I possibly could during my four years in Harrisonburg. I had applied this go-getter attitude to my post-graduate adventure, when instead of heading… Read More Alumni Feature – Anna Fitzgibbon (’06) | 25 COUNTRIES IN 5 YEARS
Samantha believed things would be easier with her latest promotion, but they weren’t. Things were actually worse. The increase in income helped but the demands of her job meant less time for her family. Her high standards which contributed greatly to her success now impeded her both at work and home. Disappointed about her performance,… Read More Alumni Feature- Christine Hammond (’89) | HOW EXHAUSTION IN WOMEN DECREASES WORK PRODUCTIVITY
I was 500 miles away from home. My head was in a fog and my body felt heavy, hard to move. I entered the office of the physician who would guide a large needle into my abdomen, into the chest of my tiny 23 week old baby, and into his heart the size of… Read More Alumni Feature- Rachel Nusbaum (’01) | A JMU DIPLOMA AS A SIGN FROM THE UNIVERSE
Detours On Life’s Road R.E. Wagner I once read a few lines from writer Matthew E. Fryer who wrote that, “With every ending, a new beginning is defined.” It’s a quote that I’ve found pretty applicable to my life since graduating from James Madison back in 2012. Because if there’s one thing I’ve learned since… Read More Alumni Feature- Eric Wagner (’12) | DETOURS ON LIFE’S ROAD