Garrett Nyce '25 is a junior from Souderton, Pennsylvania, majoring in business analytics and economics. He is the recipient of the Horace & Elizabeth Longacre Business Scholarship. This summer, he will be a government consulting intern with Ernst & Young in McLean, Virginia. "I like the consulting world because it gives me an opportunity to work on a lot of different things and figure out what I like the most," he said.

Why they LovEMU: Garrett Nyce ’25 says EMU ‘just feels like home’

Editor’s Note: This profile is the second of six about students and alumni leading up to LovEMU Giving Day on April 10. For more information about the day and to donate, visit  

Garrett Nyce ’25 had his heart set on attending EMU. The Souderton, Pennsylvania, native was drawn to its small size and its focus on a “business for the common good” philosophy, which few if any other schools offered.

“It’s a triple bottom line of people, planet and profits,” the business analytics and economics major said. “Not how to make the most money, but how to create the best world for people.”

“That was something I didn’t think I would find at a lot of other schools,” he added.

But, as he applied to colleges, a small Christian university near his hometown offered him enough financial aid that “it would’ve cost almost nothing to go there.” As a self-described economics nerd, Nyce couldn’t ignore the tempting offer. “I’m so business-minded, it was hard to make that decision,” he said.  

EMU sprung into action to make his decision easier. The school awarded him the Horace & Elizabeth Longacre Business Scholarship — designated for full-time business students with a priority toward Mennonite students from Pennsylvania — and the choice became clear: he would become an EMU Royal.

It’s scholarships like the one Nyce received and the financial aid packages given to 100 percent of undergraduate EMU students that empower them to pursue a quality college education without financial barriers. 

Three years into his education at EMU, Nyce couldn’t imagine himself anywhere else. The junior wields a mighty bat on the Royals baseball team, serves as a Royal Ambassador and is on the Leadership Council.

“EMU just feels like home,” he said. “It just feels right.”

Your generous support helps students like Nyce find their home on EMU’s campus. Join us for the 8th annual LovEMU Giving Day and contribute to the scholarships that empower future EMU students. Let’s build EMU “Stronger Together.”

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