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Alum of the Year: Dr. Tim Leaman Holistically Treats Inner-City Patients in ‘Intense’ Situations

In one typical afternoon at his health clinic, Tim Leaman ’93, MD, treated a 9-year-old with a sexually transmitted disease, examined an HIV patient who was in tears about upcoming cancer surgery, and counseled a colleague who was overwhelmed by the needs around her. Leaman is the site medical director at the Kensington Avenue office of the ...More

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Outstanding Young Alum: Castillo Campaigns for Immigration Reform

Still in her 20s, Isabel Castillo ’07 is already a nationally recognized leader of the immigration-law reform movement in the United States. She was the commencement speaker at the University of San Francisco, was called one of “the 21 brave thinkers of 2011” by Atlantic magazine, and wa ...More

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Register for Homecoming 2013

Registration is now available for Homecoming 2013 at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), October 11-13. Events will include: A festive gathering preceding class reunions on Saturday, October 12 MainStage Theater production of “On The Verge” by Eric Overmy Common G ...More

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Homecoming and Family Weekend Photo Galleries Now Online

The Homecoming and Family Weekend 2012 photo galleries are now available on emu.edu and through EMU Facebook. Check out the galleries from alumni gatherings, athletic events and the International Marketplace Buffet. ...More

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Homecoming to Celebrate 30 Years of Cross-Cultural Learning

Alumni who have experienced the jarring, exciting sensations of crossing into another culture – namely, almost every student at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) over the last 30 years – will form the bulk of those returning to campus to reconnect with friends, classmates and the community for Homecoming and Family Weekend, Oct. 12-14. ...More

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Alumni of the Year: Vic and Christina Buckwalter

Two idealistic young people meet at EMU, earn their degrees in pre-med and education, and spend their entire careers serving others – without fanfare – at home and abroad. Now they get some fanfare from a university that values service and promotes the helping professions. Vic Buckwalter ’73, originally from Cochranville, Pa., went on to medical school at Temple University in Phila ...More

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Distinguished Service Award: David Boshart

Some people dream of a denomination that grows by embracing diverse groups of people. David Boshart ’86, MA ’87 (religion), is facilitating such growth in his corner of the Mennonite Church USA. Boshart, who is executive conference minister for the denomination’s Central Plains Conference, has wor ...More

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Registration Open for Homecoming 2012

Registration is now available for Homecoming 2012 at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), Oct. 12-14. Celebrations will include recognition of EMU’s 30th anniversary of the cross-cultural programs. All cross-cultural programs will be recognized including the early days of EMU’s study abroad program. Other ...More

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Humility Links Nobel Winner and Alum Who Was Killed

Being humble in the face of adversity and joy intertwined two alumni honored for their devotion to peace and relief of suffering on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). “From the moment I was announced as one of the core recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize, every night and morning I say my prayers [and] I ask, ‘Lord, keep me humble,’” said ...More

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“Same Locations, New Creations” for Homecoming 2011

HARRISONBURG, Va. – From the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Campus Center to the first-year anniversary of Eastern Mennonite University’s (EMU) first (but not last) “green” building, EMU alumni will have much to see and celebrate when they return the second weekend in October. The second weekend in October each year, scores of former EMU students return to camp ...More