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Swartzendruber and Higher-Ed Peers Emphasize Community at Chamber Breakfast

“We’re with you” was the main message college and university presidents had for Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce members during an annual breakfast Wednesday [Aug. 7, 2013]. From tailoring or creating programs to meet workforce needs, offering continuing education opportunities or partnering with businesses on projects or to provid ...More

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EMU Recognized for Fundraising Excellence as Giving Tops $6 Million

In late May, near the end of what turned out to be one of Eastern Mennonite University’s best fundraising years, the Council for Advancement and Support of Higher Education (CASE) named EMU a winner of an Overall Performance Award for fundraising excellence. Total giving to EMU for the 2012-13 fiscal year was $6,277,000, a 24 percent increase from the ...More

Horning Brings Devotion to Seminary Fundraising Role

Les Horning has been a pastor, bus driver, chemist, house painter and doctoral student of Hebrew. Now he is a full-time advocate for Eastern Mennonite Seminary, Harrisonburg, Va., as associate director of development, church relations and admissions. He is also the father of an EMU undergrad. “When I was a student here in 1995, I knew I wanted to return some day as faculty or staff,” ...More

EMU Reports New Contributions Record

EMU has received $5,211,528 in total contributions for the 2007-08 fiscal year ending June 30, a 3.7 percent increase over the previous year. Kirk L. Shisler, vice president for advancement, reported that contributions of $1,857,265 to the University Fund set a new record, surpassing the 2007 annual fu ...More

EMU’s Valley Impact: Jobs, Millions, Leaders

Business Owner, President Tout School’s Role, Future By Dan Wright, Daily News-Record One of the things Karl Stoltzfus learned at EMU was to do the math. A statistics class taught the 1972 graduate and founder of Dynamic Aviation to mitigate risk in a high-risk business. “What’s the statistical probability of something happening?” Stolt ...More

Pedaling for Fun and Finances

Forty-two bikers from seven states and Ontario, Canada, left EMU on Aug. 5 and traveled some 292 miles in the Shenandoah Valley, much of the route on the scenic Skyline Drive, returning to EMU the afternoon of Aug. 9. The trip’s purpose: exercise, fellowship and fund raising for ...More

EMU Athletics Raises Nearly $1,400 for Hurricane Relief

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