Jennifer North Bauman, Assistant Director

Jennifer North Bauman, EMU Assistant Director of AdmissionsCounselor for: transfer students

Hometown: Lombard, Illinois and now Harrisonburg, Virginia

Hobbies: Sports (especially volleyball and soccer), folk music, outdoor activities, spending time with my two children and husband

Education: Goshen College ’90, biology education":/biology/education/ major

Contact info: Phone 800-368-2665,

Why I love to work at EMU

I love the people I work with. I get to work with current students, faculty, staff and administration; in other words, the whole campus. I work with and belong to an amazing community who continue to challenge me to grow into who Christ is calling me to be. I also believe in EMU’s strong academic yet Christian and Anabaptist education and feel everyone can benefit from what we have to offer.

Favorite things to do in Harrisonburg

Eating at all the local ethnic restaurants (including eating breakfast and drinking coffee with friends at The Little Grill , walking or biking to the Harrisonburg Farmers Market, playing at one of the many playgrounds with my children, and enjoying Fridays on the Square (free outdoor concerts on Friday nights in downtown Harrisonburg).

Favorite things to do in the Shenandoah Valley

Creek walks at Riven Rock or Blue Hole, camping on the Blue Ridge Parkway , tandem biking with my husband on the back roads, and visiting the Green Valley Book Fair (great books cheap!). I also enjoy seeing the Massanutten mountain range from EMU and my dining room.

Favorite EMU memory

The faculty/staff women winning the outdoor intramural soccer championship!

What some of my EMU friends are up to at the moment

Teachers teaching, English majors doing technical or grant writing, Social workers being social (not really – helping people), Nurses working at the local hospital, Biology majors in medical school..

Advice to students looking for a college

College is an amazing experience! Relish it! Take electives, get involved, search out faculty and staff for help and advice, and finally take risks, be challenged and let Christ shape you into who you should be in this world.