Student Profiles

  • Clover Hill EMT

    EMU senior, volunteer EMT, shows dedication beyond his years

    March 7th, 2014

    Clover Hill Volunteer Fire Company rescue captain Blake Rogers [a senior who is double majoring in biology and environmental science at Eastern Mennonite University] reflects on what he considers the most memorable moment of his time with the agency. “It happened after I received my ‘Enhanced,’” explained Rogers, in reference to an EMT-level he earned …More

  • EMU senior Hattie Berg

    Pain and stubbornness put Hattie Berg on a now-loved path through EMU

    January 30th, 2014

    Her back pain began sometime during her sophomore year of high school. It wasn’t too bad at first, nothing out of the ordinary. Aches and pains are part of a basketball player’s life, especially when that basketball player plays as long and hard as Hattie Berg had. The sport had been her life for as …More

  • Andrew Thorne

    Andrew Thorne: From succeeding at basketball to wanting to help at-risk boys and girls, like he’s been helped

    December 13th, 2013

    When Andrew Thorne was fresh from high school and needed a lifeline in August 2009, two weeks before college move-in day, basketball coach Kirby Dean threw him one. Dean first met Thorne when he went to see a game at Skyline High School in Front Royal, Va., during Thorne’s senior year. Dean saw Thorne as …More

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    King Makes Amazing Jump to New Sport

    May 1st, 2013

    When one door closed for Jordan King, another one didn’t exactly open for the 2010 Central Christian graduate. It was more like the Eastern Mennonite University junior high jumped over the door that looked like it had blocked his days as a collegiate athlete. In one of the more extraordinary examples of an athlete quickly …More

  • Brendon-peace

    Spiritual Life at EMU: Senior Brendon Derstine’s Faith Flourishes

    July 20th, 2012

    Opportunities to nurture your faith and deepen your values abound at our small Christian university. Brendon Derstine, a senior history major from Harleysville, Pa., found his time as a community assistant, a student leader in campus residence halls, deepened his faith and led to many other spiritual opportunities on campus. The history major added a …More

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