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Hungering for master’s, a new interest in teaching

Mildred Garcia ’10 does not mince words when it comes to her experience in the RN to BS degree in nursing program at EMU’s Lancaster campus.“It definitely was 100 times better than what I expected,” she said. “If I had to do it again, I wouldn’t even think twice about it.” Garcia, who now works as a labor and delive ...More


18 Months to her degree: ‘Not Easy, but Worth It’

Though the bulk of her working hours are spent reviewing medical charts for thoroughness and compliance with insurance requirements, Bea Benson ’05 insists her job is full of excitement. “I really love it … there’s never a dull moment,” said Benson, a clinical documentation specialist at Augusta Health in Fishersville, Virginia. Benson has worked at Augusta Health since 1988, w ...More


And Next? LPN earns RN from HACC, and after BSN at ADCP, then CRNA*

Nick Ngumo ’10 and his brother emigrated from Kenya to the United States in 1998 to join their mother, who’d arrived several years earlier. Ngumo entered Lancaster Mennonite High School in southeast Pennsylvania, graduating in 2000 with dreams of becoming an engineer. But his mother, a nurse herself, encouraged him to enter nursing. In 2002, Ngumo was certified as an LPN and bega ...More


CRNA…Another rung on the nursing ladder, with hospital job awaiting her in 2012*

The small class size, and the way the students in it looked out for each other during the 18-month nursing program, figure high on the list of reasons why Anne Parson ’09 enjoyed her experience in the RN to BS degree in nursing program at EMU’s Lancaster (Pa.) campus. “I’m a small-group, ‘homey-feeling’ kind of girl,” said Parson. “We all started together, stayed together ...More


Middle-aged adult-degree-completion grad becomes treasurer of historic city in Virginia

After 20 years in the business and non-profit sector, Jeff Barbour returned to college as a gray-haired student in the late 1990s. Today he is the newly elected treasurer of Winchester – a city of 27,000 with a 300-year history in northwest Virginia – and a graduate of Eastern Mennonite University with a bachelor’s degree in management and ...More


‘Why EMU is a Christian university like no other’

Senior Blake Rogers spoke the following words regarding his scholarly and personal transformation at a donor appreciation banquet on Oct. 11, 2013. He is a 2010 graduate of Turner Ashby High School and native of Hinton, Va. Tonight, I want to reinforce that EMU is truly a Christian University like no other. Three and a half years ago, I was poised with making a life-altering dec ...More


Record Incoming Class Boosts Fall Enrollment

Incoming students cast their vote for Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) in record numbers as an influx of 234 new faces marks a third straight year of increased total enrollment. Total undergraduate, graduate and seminary enrollment was 1,605, compared to 1,589 last fall, according to figures released by David A. Detrow, uni ...More


Classes tap into life experiences for vibrant, relevant lessons

It was bitterly cold the week in February 1994, when Terry Whitmore ’70, MBA – then teaching business classes as an adjunct instructor – and a few others traveled from EMU to Spring Arbor University in Michigan to study its adult learning program. EMU had considered launching a program targeted at adults returning to school, but the concept had yet to sweep higher education, and do ...More

Adult degree completion program class

EMU to offer parish nursing course

Registered nurses who are looking to gain skills to serve as a counselor, advocate and educator in their church community are invited to participate in the parish nursing course to be offered this fall at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). The parish nursing course is sponsored by EMU’s Adult Degree Completion Program (ADCP).  The course is offered to any registered nurse or upper-le ...More


EMU Celebrates the Graduating Class of 2011

Eastern Mennonite University will culminate its 2010-11 school year with its 93rd annual commencement exercises 1 p.m. Sunday, May 1, on the front lawn of campus, weather permitting. President Loren Swartzendruber will confer 451 degrees – 320 undergraduate (including 119 Adult Degree Completion Program graduates), 120 graduate, (5 gradua ...More