Author: Lindsey Kolb

Judy Shenk Ranck and Mary Lou Weaver Houser

Judy Shenk Ranck and Mary Lou Weaver Houser ’66 talk about how they celebrated nine weddings among their friends in the summer of 1965 and how that group of friends has continued to get together for special occasions throughout the years. Music: The Walking Roots Band, “Gathered Home,” www.thewalkingrootsband.com

Elton Lehman

Elton Lehman ’58 shares about a prank involving a firecracker that almost got him sent home from college. Music: The Walking Roots Band, “Forth in Your Name,” www.thewalkingrootsband.com

Mary E. Reitz

Mary E. Reitz ’56 talks about how she put her science studies above everything else because of her strong desire to get into nursing school. Music: The Walking Roots Band, “A Psalm,” www.thewalkingrootsband.com

Les and Sylvia Helmuth

Les ’78 and Sylvia ’79 Helmuth share how they connected on a road trip to Lancaster during their first year, but it took a couple years before Les convinced Sylvia to date. Now, they have been married almost 37 years (recorded in 2015). Music: The Walking Roots Band, “Each Morning Brings,” www.thewalkingrootsband.com

Allen Brubaker

Allen Brubaker ’65 shares about a prank involving a VW bug inside the Administration building. Music: Ethan Bard, “Christmas Tree Farm”

Henry and Charlotte Rosenberger

Henry ’67 and Charlotte ’65 Rosenberger talk about how they met at an off-campus square dance. Charlotte laughed with her friends after Henry asked her out because he was younger, but in the end, age didn’t matter. Music: Ethan Bard, “Don’t Lie Down”

Dirk and Maria Holsopple

Dirk ’10 and Maria Hoover ’07 Holsopple talk about their cross-cultural experiences as well as how they met. Music: The Walking Roots Band, “Fierce Raged The Tempest,” www.thewalkingrootsband.com

Daniel Hochstetler

Daniel Hochstetler ’60 discusses his experience living in the “Ad” building as well as formative courses during his time at EMC, geology with D. Ralph Hostetter and church history with Irvin B. Horst. Music: Ethan Bard, “Christmas Tree Farm”

David M Harnish

David M. Harnish ’55 talks about looking at nature with professor D. Ralph Hostetter. Music: Ethan Bard, “Christmas Tree Farm”

Darrell Jantzi

Darrell Jantzi ’65 shares about how his professor, Hubert Pellman, responded in a pastoral way when they received the news that President John F. Kennedy had died. Music: The Walking Roots Band, “O Love Divine,” www.thewalkingrootsband.com

Jane Burkholder

Jane Burkholder ’70 shares about her dorm experience and major in education. Music: Jessica Crawford, “Shine”

Joseph Lapp

Joseph Lapp ’66 talks about a funny event while he was a student that involved a mud puddle and a fishing pole. Music: The Walking Roots Band, “Fierce Raged The Tempest,” www.thewalkingrootsband.com