A 1985 graduate of EMU has returned to his alma mater as the new director of alumni-parent relations.
Douglas J. Nyce, most recently of Lancaster, Pa., succeeds Janet M. Stutzman, who resigned after serving 13 years in that role.
Nyce will work with EMU’s 14,000 alumni and with EMU Parent Relations, an advisory group, to promote Christian higher education. He will also plan fall homecoming weekend and regional alumni events and work with alumni support groups.
For the past 10 years, Nyce was director of the historic Hans Herr House and Museum in Lancaster County, where he directed overall operations, managed a host of volunteers, handled fund-raising and promotion and carried out special events.
Before that, he was associate/youth pastor seven years at Springdale Mennonite Church, Waynesboro, Va.
In addition to study at EMU, the Grantham, Pa., native took classes at James Madison University, Blue Ridge Community College and the Harrisburg (PA) campus of Penn State University.
He served as youth baseball and basketball coach several years in the Conestoga Valley Little League. He attended James Street Mennonite Church, Lancaster, where he was involved in Christian education responsibilites.
Nyce is married to Dawn Mumaw Nyce, also a 1985 EMU graduate. The couple has three children – Travis, 15; Krista, 12; and Daniel, 8.