SEE WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO
The JMU SWE Section 112 at James Madison University has a lot of accomplishments they should be proud of. They are starting out to be a very motivated and energized organization during the first semester coming back being a charted SWE section. In October, JMU SWE were able to obtain a grant to allow the officers to attend the National SWE Conference WE13 held in Baltimore, Maryland. The officers, senior Mallory Draeger, juniors Genevieve D'Antonio and Bartlett Jones, and sophomore Vivian Diep were also accompanied by their fearless faculty advisor, Dr. Jacquelyn Nagel. The group enjoyed their time at the conference and the surrounding area in the National Harbor. The JMU section were mentioned at the conference a couple times because of their new, instated status. This was the first national conference that JMU SWE participated in.
Section 112 also celebrated their chartering banquet over this weekend, November 9th, 2013. Not only were the current members invited, but professors, regional leaders, alumni, and other close campus SWE sections were invited to the event. The banquet was elegant; beautiful flower arrangements on every table that complimented the university's colors, organized itinerary that was professional yet relaxed, and a fun mix-and-mingle with the students and regional leaders. The itinerary also included recognition of past leaders, the physical chartered being given to president, Mallory Draeger, and a beautiful and motivated keynote speech made by the delightful Mrs. Peggy Layne.
The members have so much to look forward into the future, especially with such a great start. Although the section has been tremendously busy planning the chartering banquet and attending the four-day conference, they had found ways to enjoy themselves and relaxed. Some members went to University Park and engaged in an adventurous ropes course. The 2013 officers and members has so much to provide to the table and there should be a lot to expect this upcoming year.
For photos of all three events, visit the photo gallery.