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RMH Recognizes EMU Nursing Alum

RMH has named three nurses the first recipients of the Excellence in Nursing Practice awards—Eliza Burkholder, RN, 5 West; Eileen Phillips, RN, Pre-/Post-Surgical Care; and Gina Yost, RN, Information Systems. The RMH Nursing Division created the new Excellence in Nursing Practice Awards to recognize outstanding nurses. RMH nurses are nominated for the awards by their peers and s ...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 ‘Prayer Basket’ Heading to Russia

Brenda Fairweather wanted to respond in some way to a hostage crisis in Russia in which more than 300 civilians eventually lost their lives. On Sept. 1, 2004, terrorists linked to the Chechen independence struggle took more than 1,200 people hostage in a school in the town of Beslan. Shootings and bombings on the fina ...More

Long-Time EMU Biology Prof Dies

Robert D. YoderPhoto by Jim Bishop Robert D. Yoder, 76, professor emeritus of biology at Eastern Mennonite University, died Aug. 27, 2005 at his home. He had been ill for the past year. Yoder taught human biology, microbiology and immunolog ...More

Driver Leaps Into May

Photo courtesy of EMU Athletics The 3:30 a.m. wake-up calls as a teen-ager prepared Wendy Driver for these moments. Milking cows on her family ...More