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Money does matter–so let’s talk about it

Our numbers-focused alumni consider how to invest pension funds, what benefits employers can afford, whether a financial institution should offer a particular service, how much life insurance to recommend, and how to meet payroll. They support enterprises that provide jobs and, in some cases, they contribute to decisions about layoffs. They serve as private and government audi ...More

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Much pain, one big gain, from being an African American student at EMU in 1962-63

One foggy morning in late summer of 1962, a 17-year-old native of Washington D.C. arrived on the campus of what was then Eastern Mennonite College not knowing a soul. Grandison Hills’ parents had told him it was a clean school with no drinking, no smoking, no dancing, no TV, but with lots of fresh air and great food. “I was already accepted to Howard University right here in D.C.,” ...More

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Yoders Named “Philanthropists of the Year”

Carol and Paul R. Yoder Jr. trace their charitable impulses to their respective sets of parents. “My parents always tithed, plus,” says Paul, referring to giving more than the biblical standard of 10 percent of one’s income. “They were farmers when I was growing up… I remember them borrowing money to support the missionaries until their wheat check came in.” After Pa ...More

EMU science campaign members at Harvard

Harvard Hosts EMU Funding Strategy Meetings for New Science Facility

BOSTON — Harvard Medical School provided the backdrop for a historic gathering intended to generate lead funding strategies for Eastern Mennonite University’s $30 million capital campaign to create new science labs and to renovate the existing Suter Science Center. Some 35 science commissioners, ...More

Former EMU Staffer Dies

Paul R. Yoder, Sr., a long-time advocate for Eastern Mennonite University, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg. He was 89. A native of Elverson, Pa., Yoder, was a farmer 15 years before ...More