Alumni Feature- Eric Bowlin (’02) | WHAT GIVING BACK HAS TAUGHT ME

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

Alumni Feature- Matt Merritt (’13) | THE POWER OF YOUR JMU SPARK

Imagine this for a brief moment: I’m sitting in my classroom of 52 4th graders in the Metolong/Ha Makotoko village in a tiny country in Southern Africa called Lesotho. I spent two years down there teaching English as a Peace Corps volunteer. My first day teaching was one I’ll never forget. As I walk into… Read More Alumni Feature- Matt Merritt (’13) | THE POWER OF YOUR JMU SPARK

HOW TO CREATE AN INCLUSIVE CULTURE WHEN YOU HAVE OFFICES AROUND THE WORLD

According to author Bill McCool, ” Office chemistry can be tough to engineer, particularly for larger companies with employees worldwide. The traditions and norms in Europe may vary vastly from those in Asia, and vice versa. ” So how do we make sure that we emphasize the importance on inclusiveness when your company is spread… Read More HOW TO CREATE AN INCLUSIVE CULTURE WHEN YOU HAVE OFFICES AROUND THE WORLD

KNOW YOUR WHY

Passion drives purpose, purpose drives motion to unleashing your why. Author, Naphtali Hoff writes about this simple formula through a bold story shared by comedian Michael Jr.: In a moving video talk, comedian Michael Jr. describes the power of knowing your “why.” In it, he showed an audience a clip from a different event, in which… Read More KNOW YOUR WHY

Alumni Feature – Anna Fitzgibbon (’06) | 25 COUNTRIES IN 5 YEARS

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