Story Author: Mike Zucconi

Leymah Gbowee to head reconciliation efforts in Liberia

When Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) alum Leymah Gbowee won the Nobel Peace Prize she expressed a desire to “promote peace and reconciliation” in her home country of Liberia. She now has that opportunity since Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf named her the head of the National Peace and Reconciliation Initiative. “Reconciliation is a personal, internal, … More

Erik Kratz is catching a dream

Erik Kratz, a 2002 Eastern Mennonite University graduate, went from taking pictures for fans to being the subject of their pictures during a roller-coaster 2012 Major League Baseball season with the Philadelphia Phillies. Spring training for the 2013 season began in February and fans believe Kratz is poised for a stellar season as starting catcher. … More

Couple competes separately in Anabaptist research competition, wins together

What do you do with old research papers? If you are Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) graduates Kaitlin Heatwole and Nathan Hershberger, you submit it to a competition and win $500 each. Heatwole and Hershberger tied for top honors in the Anabaptist research paper contest, sponsored by the Sider Institute at Messiah College. The institute awarded … More

EMU grad works with Nobel laureate on getting sustainability into schools

Preparing teachers to weave sustainability concepts into their elementary, middle and high school classrooms has led Jared Stoltzfus to combine his doctoral studies at Arizona State University (ASU) with part-time work developing curriculum at two high schools. Stoltzfus is one of six ASU students who co-created “Sustainability Science Education for Teachers.” It’s a new course … More

EMU graduate Michael Spory named Lilly Fellow

Michael Spory, a 2011 Eastern Mennonite University graduate, was one of 16 students nationwide accepted into Lilly Graduate Fellows Program through Christ College, an interdisciplinary honors college at Valparaiso University. Spory, who graduated from EMU with degrees in photography and art, will enroll in a dual degree master of architecture and master of community and … More

Dentist-alum honored at Medical College of Virginia

Dr. Debra (Boese) Horst, a 2007 graduate of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), received the highest honor a dental student can achieve at the Medical College of Virginia (MCV) of Virginia Commonwealth University upon graduating in May 2011. Dr. Horst was elected to Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), a society that was “established to promote and recognize … More