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Cross-cultural reunion, ‘Jubilee’ memories, alumni awards, one-man drama, sports, mark successful 2014 Homecoming

“I was on a low-level adrenalin rush the whole time during my cross-cultural,” said Tim Swartzendruber at the 20th anniversary reunion of his Eastern Mennonite University group that spent a semester in France and Ivory Coast. “It was learning at its highest level.” Seventeen of the 28 in the group flew in from as far ...More

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EMU Alum Erik Kratz Is Catching a Dream

Erik Kratz, a 2002 Eastern Mennonite University graduate, went from taking pictures for fans to being the subject of their pictures during a roller-coaster 2012 Major League Baseball season with the Philadelphia Phillies. Spring training for the 2013 season began in February and fans believe Kratz is poised for a stellar season as starting catcher. “It’s an honor to make the ...More

Two EMU Alum Honored By Christopher Dock Mennonite High School

A pair of former Eastern Mennonite University athletes will be honored by their high school alma mater this fall, field hockey player Liza Heavener and baseball player Erik Kratz. Both former Royals are originally from Telford, PA, and graduates of Christopher Dock Mennonite High School.  They have been named the sch ...More

Loyal Royals To Honor Former Athletes Homecoming Weekend

Joining the elite Hall of Honor this fall are Ryan Brenneman – soccer, Kirsten (Brubaker) Fuhr – field hockey, and Terry Koppenhaver – soccer. The trio will be inducted Saturday at a Homecoming breakfast in Yoder Arena. And after Friday night’s home field hockey game, current Hall of Honor member Jeane’ (Horning) Hershey will have her No. 21 jersey retired. ...More

Homecoming 2009 marked by sold-out performances and excited crowds

From Friday’s donor appreciation banquet to Saturday morning breakfast department gatherings, sold out theater performances and rowdy athletic events, the crowds were large and loud at Homecoming and Family Weekend 2009. Read more… ...More

Homecoming Has Music, Service Emphases

It happens around the second weekend in October each year – scores of former Eastern Mennonite University students return to campus and reconnect with friends and former classmates. More than a thousand EMU alumni and pa ...More

Former EMU Coach Passes Away

Eugene R. Hostetler Eugene R. Hostetler, a former physical education instructor and coach at EMU, died of cancer Apr. 9, 2006, at his home in Park View. He was 74. Hostetler was appointed to a faculty position in physi ...More

Honoring a Gentle Giant

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Martin Leaving as EMU Athletic Director

Larry R. Martin Larry R. Martin has submitted his resignation as athletic director at EMU, Harrisonburg, Va. In an October 11 letter to ...More

‘Return, Remember, Reconnect’ at Homecoming

Reconnect for a class photo during Homecoming! The second weekend in October each year, scores of former students arrive on campus to reconnect with friends and classmates. More than a thousand alumni and parents of students are expected to continue that ...More