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Skillful, talented seminary class includes graduates with dual MBA and counseling degrees

Matt Stearn’s walk across the Eastern Mennonite Seminary commencement stage on April 30 was not only a personal milestone, but an institutional one. Stearn is the first student to complete the Master of Divinity/Master of Business Administration (MBA) dual degree since the program began ...More

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Susan Schultz Huxman, Ph.D., appointed as Eastern Mennonite University’s ninth president

Susan Schultz Huxman, PhD, has been appointed as Eastern Mennonite University’s ninth president by unanimous vote from both the university’s Board of Trustees and the Board of Mennonite Education Agency. Huxman is currently president of Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. She will officially assume office on Jan. 1, 2017. Her selection follows a 10-m ...More

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Retiring president Loren Swartzendruber to speak at 2016 Commencement

As graduates make their way across the stage at Eastern Mennonite University’s 2016 Commencement ceremonies, one other person on the stage will also be celebrating both student and personal accomplishments and transition. President Loren Swartzendruber has presided over 13 commencement ceremonies at EMU and 10 prior to that at Hes ...More

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Susan Schultz Huxman named as candidate of choice to be Eastern Mennonite University’s ninth president

At an all-campus meeting April 13 for Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) faculty, staff and students, the institution’s Presidential Search Committee announced Susan Schultz Huxman, Ph.D., as candidate of choice for EMU’s ninth president. “I am keenly attracted to the many innovative ways in which EMU has blazed the trail for what a ...More

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Celebrating Service: Pamela Rutt heads back to the classroom, fulfilling a dream as a sign language interpretor

This year, several Eastern Mennonite University faculty and staff, among them Pamela Rutt, former assistant director of the graduate teacher education program  in Lancaster, are moving into retirement after many years of service. To acknowledge their service and deep commitment to our community, we’ve offered the opportunity for them to share favorite memories of their time here, as well ...More

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Three Yoder Scholars bring host of talents to Eastern Mennonite University

Each year, Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) engages in a rigorous process to select recipients for the prestigious Yoder Scholarships. Established in 1993 and named for alumni Carole and Paul R. Yoder Jr., the scholarships cover full tuition and include admission into EMU’s Hon ...More

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Celebrating Service: Linda Alley plans to move ‘more fully’ into callings as spiritual director, retreat leader and writer

This year, several Eastern Mennonite University faculty and staff, among them Linda Lefever Alley, are moving into retirement after many years of service. To acknowledge their service and deep commitment to our community, we’ve offered the opportunity for them to share favorite memories of their time here, as well as advice for those of us still laboring onwards. We’re ...More

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New institutional research director Scott Barge brings experience in enrollment, marketing and assessment

Scott Barge has accepted an appointment as Eastern Mennonite University’s next director of institutional research and effectiveness. Barge begins in his role this summer. He replaces B.J. Miller, who served nine years and is moving to the National Defense University in Washington D.C. Barge comes to EMU from Goshen College, where he has been interim vice president for ...More

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Gift and Thrift and Booksavers, managed by alumna Deb King, set for $3.8M expansion

Gift & Thrift and Booksavers of Virginia, the reclaimed goods stores benefiting Mennonite Central Committee, are about to grow. Officials with the businesses held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday morning to celebrate an upcoming $3.8 million expansion project at their 731 Mount Clinton Pike location. ...More

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An open letter to the Church from the presidents of Mennonite Church USA colleges, universities and seminaries

Dear friends and brothers and sisters in Christ, As presidents of the schools to whom many of you have entrusted the formation of future leaders for our church’s witness in the world we want to say with full hearts, that we hear you: We hear your longing for our schools to keep faith with the deepest wisdom of our Scriptural and Anabaptist heritage. We hear your h ...More