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EMU alumna’s SALT term gives birth to new career

Twenty-three-year-old Tessa Gerberich from Myerstown, Pa., hoped to have the opportunity to help deliver at least one baby during her year-long service term in Jos, Nigeria. To date, she’s helped to deliver 25. “Helping women deliver their babies leaves me in awe of the simple, yet complex miracle of birth,” said Gerberich, who studied nursing at Eastern Mennonite University in Har ...More

Students Recognized for Spring Semester Achievements

The following Eastern Mennonite University students received awards for outstanding achievement or service at the spring semester student recognition chapel in April 2013. The list for athletic achievement and the dean’s list for the fall semester follow. Academic Support Center Seniors Darian Harnish – Tutor of the year; busines ...More


Seminary Prof Also Teaches Bee Keeping

Kenton Derstine, director of field education at Eastern Mennonite Seminary, is not just mentoring future pastors, he is also mentoring future beekeepers. Contributing to the university’s efforts at sustainability, Derstine placed fo ...More


Students Fold Cranes for Hope

Courtesy WHSV-TV3, Mar. 21, 2012 Valley colleges and universities are uniting to fight depression and suicide, and they are doing it in a special way. Eastern Mennonite University is using origami to raise awareness for suicide and depression. As an EMU student, Tessa Gerberich, folded one of her many origami cranes, she was reminded of why she is making them. ...More