Six Locals Graduate from James Madison University

More local graduates make their hometowns proud...

HARRISONBURG, VA - James Madison University is pleased to announce the students who graduated during the May 2019 commencement exercises.

They were among 3,700 students who received degrees during the ceremonies.

  • Briana Casey of Marstons Mills graduated with a Master of Arts in Teaching in Education 5th Yr Format.
  • Megan Jones of Centerville graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
  • Katherine Lowry of Sandwich graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Media Arts and Design.
  • Jaclyn Lynch of Mashpee graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in Nursing.
  • Christopher Pearson of Mashpee graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance.
  • Ian Roy of Osterville graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences.

Established in 1908, James Madison University is a community of 22,000 students and 4,000 faculty and staff, nestled in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. JMU offers 124 degree programs at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels, keeps classes small with a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio and has the highest six-year graduation rate among its peer institutions at 84%. JMU is quickly gaining a national reputation, and ranks as the most recommended university in the nation by students. As the No. 2 Best Public Regional University in the South, students enjoy unusually engaged relationships with world-class faculty, access to top-notch NCAA Division 1 athletics and state-of-the art amenities. Once students graduate they join an esteemed network of around 140,000 Dukes across the globe, giving of their time, talent and treasure to the university. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on