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Devon C. Anders ’88 named Business Person of the Year in January 2014

When Devon C. Anders ’88 was finishing his bachelor’s degree at EMU and heading into a career as a certified public accountant with a well-established firm, he probably would have looked bemused, or at least quizzical, if anyone had suggested that one day he would be named Business Person of the Year by the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerc ...More

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Money does matter–so let’s talk about it

Our numbers-focused alumni consider how to invest pension funds, what benefits employers can afford, whether a financial institution should offer a particular service, how much life insurance to recommend, and how to meet payroll. They support enterprises that provide jobs and, in some cases, they contribute to decisions about layoffs. They serve as private and government audi ...More

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Alumnus at helm of Martin Stone Quarries recognized as national leader in the aggregates industry

If you’re going to extract stone from a 350-acre hole adjacent to a borough of 950 residents, Rod Martin has learned that it helps to live in a house beside the quarry, where the locals can see that you and your family also care about the noise, dust and scenery. The Martin family has quarried granite in Bechtelsville, Pa., since 1953. “We’re entrenched in the comm ...More

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Accounting alumnus, head of InterChange Inc., named local Business Person of the Year

When Devon C. Anders ’88 was finishing his bachelor’s degree at Eastern Mennonite University and heading into a career as a certified public account with a well-established firm, he probably would have looked bemused, or at least quizzical, if anyone had suggested that one day he would be named Business Person of the Year by the Harrisonbu ...More

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Is Fair Trade the best answer for struggling coffee farmers around the world?

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Student Garners Awards for Proposed Mobile App

By attending “Harrisonburg Startup Weekend,” Joshua Mensah and George Greene hoped to promote their clothing-design business. Instead, these digital design majors ended up hatching new business plans. Working in teams among 24 competitors, including many experienced “serial entrepreneurs,” the two Eastern Mennonite University ...More

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Accounting Majors Excel by National Standards

Eastern Mennonite University’s accounting students rank No. 2 in the state, behind the University of Virginia, for first-time pass rate on all sections of the Certified Public Accountant Exam, according to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). EMU’s candidates pass ...More

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Fellowship Spent at Bureau of Economic Analysis

Darian Harnish had a great summer working with numbers for the federal government, instead of shoveling mulch. The summer emerged from a University of Maryland fellowship, which led to an internship at the National Income and Wealth Division of the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). There Harnish combined his two majors, economics and accounting, in an environm ...More

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Fresh Grads Serve in War-Torn Areas of Colombia

Months after earning their undergraduate degrees from Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) in 2011, Jessica Sarriot, Larisa Zehr and William C. Morris headed 2,000 miles south to work alongside Colombians seeking to emerge from decades of warfare and destitution. EMU’s three graduates joined seven others for two years of service in Colombia under the SEED program of ...More

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Sun Shines On EMU Solar Panels

Sunnier-than-expected days over the past six months have led to Eastern Mennonite University’s solar power system soaking in more energy than anticipated. During the first six months of 2012, the 126,000-kilowatt-hour system performed 18 percent over target, meaning it actually brought in closer to 150,000 kilowatt-hours of energy, according to officials. The system, located ato ...More