Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) President Loren Swartzendruber (right) will be on hand at the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony where EMU alumna Leymah Gbowee will be one of three women awarded. Photo by Jon Styer.

Watch EMU Alum Receive Nobel Peace Prize

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) alumna Leymah Gbowee is one of three women jointly awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize and will receive the award on Saturday, Dec. 10, in Oslo, Norway. The ceremony begins at 7 a.m. EST.

Gbowee received the Nobel Prize for her work in organizing a peace movement to end the Second Liberian Civil War. She has become famous across the globe for mobilizing women and was named the head of the National Peace and Reconciliation Initiative in her home country of Liberia.

Gbowee shares the prize with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and women’s rights activist Tawakkul Karman of Yemen.

EMU President Loren Swartzendruber will be in attendance and will present Gbowee with a card signed by the campus community, congratulating her on the award.

Photos and videos of Gbowee from Homecoming and Family Weekend 2011 are posted at emu.edu. In addition, hear why Gbowee said EMU is the right choice for her son.