JMU Madison Special Report Winter 2013 : Page 14

numbe e rs 97 — Christine Hillgrove (’11), Honors Program graduate in history, theater and dance from Midlothian, Va. B y the ‘I studied abroad twice and I think that those two experiences were among the most valuable experi-ences I have ever had in my life. JMU being able to offer that to me really has changed my life.’ 2 Satisfaction is a part of the Madison Experience — 97 percent of JMU alumni say they would recommend their alma mater to a prospective student. What’s the disconnect? 7 Only 7 percent of alumni give back to James Madison University. This ranks Madison near the bottom when compared to other schools’ alumni giv-ing rates. Say “Yes” to the Madison Forever Vision Fund and help make JMU the national model for an engaged university. Inside what makes the Madison Experience so special and — one Madison family University of Virginia Appalachian State William & Mary What can one JMU class with a 24 percent giving participat-ing rate do for JMU? Raise $1 million! The Class of 1984’s 25th reunion turned into a $1 million anniversary. Mike Edwards (’84, ’89M) and Holly Bachand Finchem (’84) co-chaired the Class of 1984’s Lead the Change Commit-tee and presented a check for $1 million to JMU President Jonathan R. Alger during Homecoming 2012. 1 ,000 ,000 23 22 9 9 7 % 6 Virginia Tech Delaware JMU R E P O R T P E RCE N TAG E OF AL U M N I WH O G IVE BACK F I NAN CIAL LY TO T H E I R SCH OO L 14 M A D I S O N S PE C I A L George Mason VCU %

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What’s the disconnect?<br /> <br /> 97 Satisfaction is a part of the Madison Experience - 97 percent of JMU alumni say they would recomended their alma mater to a prospective student.<br /> <br /> 7 Only 7 percent of alumni give back to James Madison University. This ranks Madison near the bottom when compared to other schools' alumni giving rates. Say "Yes" to the Madison Forever Vision Fund and help make JMU the national model for an engaged university.<br /> <br /> PERCENTAGE OF ALUMNI WHO GIVE BACK FINANCIALLY TO THEIR SCHOOL<br /> <br /> 'I studied abroad twice and I think that those two experiences were among the most valuable experiences I have ever had in my life. JMU being able to offer that to me really has changed my life.'<br /> <br /> - Christine Hillgrove ('11), Honors Program graduate in history, theater and dance from Midlothian, Va.<br /> <br /> Inside what makes the Madison Experience so special and — one Madison family<br /> <br /> 1,000<br /> <br /> What can one JMU class with a 24 percent giving participating rate do for JMU? Raise $1 million! The Class of 1984's 25 th reunion turned into a $1 million anniversary. Mike Edwards ('84, '89M) and Holly Bachand Finchem ('84) co-chaired the Class of 1984's Lead the Change Committee and presented a check for $1 million to JMU President Jonathan R. Alger during Homecoming 2012.<br /> <br /> 6th <br /> <br /> The JMU community will inaugurate its sixth president, Jonathan R. Alger, on March 15, 2013. Make plans now to reconnect to Madison and join in the weeklong celebration. Learn more on Page 6. * Learn more dt wwwjmu.eclu,'inauguration<br /> <br /> 472<br /> <br /> Like many JMU academic programs, the JMU Department of Social Work requires all students declaring the major to complete 20 hours of community service-learning before being admitted to the major. To earn a degree in social work, students complete 472 total hours of faculty-directed field practice and community servicelearning within local family and children’s service agencies, social services, mental health services, hospitals, schools, nursing homes and spouse abuse services. <br /> <br /> Get connected and give now! www.jmu.edu/give

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