Rya Hall and Xeturah Green, both of Fieldale, are among students in the class of 2024 welcomed to James Madison University this month.
Hall plans to major in elementary education; Green’s major is undeclared.
The two are members of the incoming freshman class, which represents an accomplished, diverse group of individuals who hail from 36 states, the District of Columbia and 10 countries around the world.
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 percent.
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.