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Why EMU has a heart for mental healthcare

The first night at Western State Hospital in Staunton, Virginia, was horribly memorable. Emory Layman, assigned by Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) to work as an attendant at the mental hospital during World War II, was shown to a bed in a cramped office, just off the noisy ward full of patients, many of them shackled to their beds. He later wrote: I shall never forget that first ni ...More


Long-Time Former EMU Administrator Dies

For nearly a century, he recalled names and family connections without hesitation. Now, it’s time for others to remember and celebrate the rich legacy of this remarkable man. Paul Thomas (P.T.) Guengerich, administrator emeritus at Eastern Mennonite University, died in the early hours of Oct. 4, 2011, at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community (VMRC). He was 98. ...More

EMU Cites Retirees, Gives Service Awards

EMU retirees (l. to r.): Ruth Ann Burkholder, Harold E. Huber, Daniel E. Marple, Sr., Joseph W. Mast, Monroe E. Wood. Photo by Jim Bishop The faculty and staff of Eastern Mennonite University recognized five colleagues who are retiring and cited more tha ...More