James Madison University

Department Achievements and Accomplishments

Awards and Recognitions

Spring 2013 Awards
PHOTO: Merle Mast and Provost Benson Dr. Merle Mast (shown here with Provost Benson) recently received the Provost Award for Excellence. More Recipients
PHOTO: Sharon Strang Dr. Sharon Strang received the Distinguished Service Award from the College of Health and Behavioral Science at James Madison University.  Strang has been a full-time Nursing Department faculty member since 2003 and in the past ten years has demonstrated outstanding service not only to the university, but to local and international communities as well. Read More

Ward Honored by NACADA
It was recently announced that Carroll Ward, a part-time nursing faculty member and freshman advisor at James Madison University, will receive the 2013 Outstanding Advisor Award from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). Read More

Dr. Andrea Knopp Wins VCNP Education Award
On March 8, 2013, Dr. Andrea Knopp received the Education Award from the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners at their annual conference held in Williamsburg. Read More

Fall 2012 Awards
PHOTO: Sandra Annan The Farrell Faculty Service Award recognizes the faculty member who demonstrates excellence in service to others.  Dr. Sandra Annan is the Fall 2012 recipient of this award.  Since joining our faculty in 2008, Dr. Annan has been a very busy person.  She has significant service contributions at the department, college, university, professional and community levels.  Read More


PHOTO Lovell and Rocchiccioli Judith Rocchiccioli (shown here with Dean Sharon Lovell) recently announced her retirement. (More to follow).








Expanding Nursing Program Attracts New Faculty
This fall, JMU offered 30 additional acceptances into the Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. This growth was possible due to the hiring of nine new nursing faculties, four of them being Laureen Donovan, Christina Lam, Julie Strunk, and Christine Fasching-Maphis. Read More



Pi Mu Nursing Honor Society