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Setting the Stage: Service & Song

Homecoming 2006 was marked by the 85th reunion of Young People's Christian Association, a donor appreciation banquet, and multiple concerts and Mennofolk performances.

Click here to read the schedule of events or to see photos from the gallery.

Events included a reception to highlight EMU's pre-law program, and an array of speakers, from an otolaryngologist- alum talking on "hymn hoarseness" to a Sojourners editor speaking on "a life of significance."

EMU officials presented awards for alumnus of the year and distinguished service. The classes of 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996 and 2001 held reunions.

Alumni who attended EMU 50 years ago or more were honored at a special event, where author John L. Ruth '53, and the class of 1956 were recognized.

Sports events included women's volleyball, women's soccer, the Blue- White Baseball World Series, field hockey, men's soccer (against Goshen College), and the Paul R. Yoder, Sr. Memorial Golf Classic.

Participants shared meals at formal dining tables and during a picnic on the lawn.