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Goes around, comes around: EMU and Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community

In the first decades of the 20th century, simultaneous efforts arose with the Virginia Mennonite Conference to establish institutions that might sit like bookends at either end of our lives: a school and home for the elderly. The first bit came together relatively quickly, with the school we now know as EMU admitting its first students in 1917. Progress was considerably slower on the ret ...More

EMU Cites Grads for Service Efforts

The Alumni Association of Eastern Mennonite University honored two of its graduates Sunday, Oct. 15, for their work in reflecting the school’s vision, mission and values. Catherine Mumaw Catherine R. Mumaw, a 1954 EMU graduate and veteran educator from Corvallis, Ore., and a former Harrisonburg, Va., resident, received EMU’s 2006 “alumna of the year” a ...More

Mumaw Named Alumna of the Year

When Catherine R. Mumaw (C 54) realized participants from her maternal and child nutrition course in Jamaica were doing development work in every parish in that island nation she thought, ‘This is the most important thing I ...More