Tag Archives: Jenni Piper

EMU’s own techies

As a work-study student on EMU’s helpdesk in 1999, these were Jason Alderfer’s tools: “A telephone and a legal pad.”  A couple times a day, Alderfer or another work-study student would check the phone and write down the messages – who had called and what their problem was – and then either go fix the ...More

EMU women break path in men’s domain

Women in information technology work in what is still, very much, a man’s world. However, there are pioneering women who navigate the computers, cables, and testosterone to work in this quickly developing field. At EMU, there are four such women who work directly in the information systems department: Krista Nyce ’14, Becky Brenneman ’07, Jenni ...More

Man in Black Kept EMU in the Black

Mild-mannered Ron Piper is still remembered for a bold fashion statement he made 20 years ago. As EMU’s vice president for finance, he was getting ready to report to the board of trustees on the university’s budget. Typically his report was scheduled right before lunch. He never had much time. This time he was ready with ...More