Nominate an Outstanding Alumnus
Each year EMU honors at least three graduates from among the more than 20,500 EMU alumni who are serving and leading in a global context.
Award recipients are honored during Homecoming and Family Weekend, held each October. Nominations for either the Distinguished Service Award or Alumnus/a of the Year Award are made by EMU alumni or current members of the EMU community and are reviewed by the alumni association. Check out the good work of our past award winners.
Nominees must be an alumnus/a of EMU and must have made an outstanding contribution to EMU, the church or community over a long period of time.
On and Off Campus Alumni Events
EMU plans alumni events at various locations. See what alumni events are coming up.
We love our Ambassadors and Volunteers
EMU ambassadors are alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students, or friends of EMU. Ambassadors advocate for EMU in their community, church, place of employment and among family and friends. Learn more about becoming an ambassador.
Mentor a Student or Provide an Internship
EMU alumni are a vast network of vibrant professionals in the field. Connect with an EMU student or young alum in your field and be a guide during those years of early adulthood. Please contact Jennifer North Bauman at 540.432.4294 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. You can also access our career services department at the following link - https://emu.edu/careers/
See who Represents Alumni
EMU’s alumni council involves alumni directly in the life of the university. Council members advise and work with the alumni office to develop effective programs that support EMU’s mission and continued development. See 2019-20 alumni council members.
Join One of Our Alumni Interest Groups
Since its beginning in 1978, Royals Club (formerly Loyal Royals has contributed hundreds of thousands to athletics at EMU. With the generous support from members, the endowment fund continues to grow.
Haverim gives Bible & religion alumni an opportunity to extend their hands of friendship by facilitating student internship and sponsor conferences and lectureships, providing for scholarship endowments, financing special Bible department projects, and more.
EMU Ambassadors are alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students or friends of EMU. They advocate for EMU in their community, church, place of employment and among family and friends. There are many ways to advocate! Complete the form to let us know how you can help us tell the EMUstory!
Encore! provides a network of support for the music department, providing financial assistance to students for private music lessons and supporting music department special projects.
Purchase our Centennial Book
Eastern Mennonite University: A Century of Countercultural Education
In this unique educational history, Donald B. Kraybill ‘67 traces the sociocultural transformation of EMU from a fledgling separatist school founded by white, rural, Germanic Mennonites into a world-engaged institution populated by many faith traditions, cultures and nationalities.