In 2002, President Rose used the phrase, “All together one,” in a speech to describe the JMU community, and the name stuck with ODK, a national student leadership organization. Celebrate the community spirit of All Together One with Omicron Delta Kappa on the JMU ODK Madison Circle Facebook Page and Instagram the week of April 20th. Almost thirty Dukes who embody the JMU academic spirit of All Together One have been nominated for their leadership abilities and their collaboration across campus by their fellow Dukes. Winners will be announced over social media, but they will still be honored in person next Spring. Make sure to keep an eye out this week and cheer on the nominees.
For more information on ODK and ATO visit here.
“For almost 15 years she has been the director for the Office of Student Accountability & Restorative Practices, leading it and its staff through the ever changing environment of student conduct with grace and compassion. To her, student conduct is more than just discipline – it involves personal learning, growth, and helping students to become their best self here at James Madison University. This perspective of her job is not only a reflection of her professional self, but of her personal spirit. Her intrinsic motivation for a better community, calming presence, and commitment to lifelong learning is an inspiration to all who meet her.”
Dr. Jesse Rathgeber
“Dr. Jesse C. Rathgeber has only been at James Madison University since 2016, yet the influence and impact that he has had on this campus is unmatched.” To quote one of his nomination letters, “Wherever Jesse Rathgeber goes, ideas formulate.”. In his short time here at JMU, Dr. Rathgeber has had his hand in the development of the Center for Inclusive Music Engagement, JMUke, Stories and Songs with the Gemeinschaft House, and JMU’s first Disability Research in Music Education Symposium among many others. Each one of these projects reflects aspects of Dr. Rathegeber’s professional career as well as his personal spirit. Dr. Rathgeber is a man committed to fostering an inclusive community, celebrating your authentic self, and continuing to be a lifelong learner.”
“Bob Golson has been a prominent leader in the University Recreation Center for over 20 years, starting out in the Intramural Sports sector and moving all the way up to Associate Director for Facilities and Operations. One UREC colleague stated, “I have observed his leadership by example in putting the University above self, and without reservation I think that he is one of the most deserving staff on this campus for recognition. I am a better employee and person because of Bob and I’m sure many others would say the same.” He is constantly touching lives wherever he goes, inspiring people to exceed their own expectations. He cares deeply about others, and strives to model how to live life to the fullest every day.”
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