The Suter Science Campaign
- Contributions to the renovation of the Suter Science Center builds on EMU’s long-standing excellence in the sciences. – President Loren Swartzendruber
EMU’s Suter Science Center has served the university well for more than four decades, preparing thousands of alumni to serve and lead in the sciences. Today, we are poised to take the program into the future with plans to renovate and expand facilities to better meet the needs of students.
A one of a kind program
The holistic approach of EMU’s one-of-a-kind science program reflects EMU’s values – combining high-tech, hands-on learning in a liberal arts environment with Mennonite values of sustainability, social justice, and service. The result: ethical, well-trained, globally-minded graduates who make a real difference in their respective fields.
Here’s the problem: The quality of EMU’s facilities does not reflect the exemplary faculty and the academic rigor of the programs offered. An upgraded Suter Science Center will allow EMU science programs to keep pace with technology, research and growing trends in various scientific fields.
How you can help
Support the campaign by making a gift or getting involved. With improved classrooms and research labs, advanced technology, and the ability to expand programs and develop new fields of study, this renovated center positions EMU to address global healthcare and environmental challenges.
Alumni, donors, and foundations have already contributed over $6.8 million in cash and current commitments toward the science campaign goal of $7.0 million. An additional $1.3 million has been committed to the Suter Science endowment fund to provide long-term support to the renovated facilities. We are immensely grateful for this significant support from friends who share the vision for taking EMU’s exemplary science program to a new and exciting level.
We celebrate the continued collaboration of EMU faculty, staff, alumni, donors and the broader community to prepare outstanding science graduates to serve and lead locally, regionally and around the world.
To discuss a gift to the Science Campaign or to address any questions or comments, contact: Kirk L. Shisler, Vice President for Advancement, at or 540-432-4499.