Marketing and Communications
Andrea Schrock Wenger graduated from EMU in 1986 with a bachelor of arts in English and a minor in journalism. She was privileged to participate in one of EMU’s first cross-cultural semesters in the Middle East in 1984.
Andrea worked for the international aid and development organization, Mennonite Central Committee, for the next 13 years, first in Akron, Pa., and then in Whitesburg, Ky., as program coordinator. In Akron, her responsibilities for MCC included writer/editor in the communications department, and assistant director of young adult programs. The roles afforded opportunity to visit MCC programming in Europe, southern Africa, Central America, the Caribbean, Canada and across the United States.
From 2000 to 2003 Andrea was content manager for EMU’s website. She then worked as a planning analyst for Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg in strategic planning and new business development. She returned to EMU in 2006 as marketing/communications director, where she gives oversight to a team of eight staff members who tell the story of EMU.
Graduating from James Madison University in 2009, Ricardo began pursuing a career in music. While pursuing his dreams, Ricardo began designing websites and quickly realized he had a new passion. Jumping ships and throwing himself into being the best developer he could be, Ricardo began learning in depth programming and design techniques and began working for Chiedo Labs where he continued to grow as a developer. Having built up a portfolio for himself, Ricardo caught the eye of EMU’s marketing department, where he now is their full time Web Designer.
Ricardo is married to Kristin Fearing and loves music, sports and telling jokes. He practices Jiu Jitsu, tennis and loves to stay active.
Marcy’s been working in website content management and new media since the late 90s. After an exciting few years in newspaper reporting she shifted to online writing and content management of websites, eventually managing commercial site content for several corporations in Miami before she began work in EMU’s marketing department in 2004 as a content creator and editor. In 2010 her role expanded to content manager and web strategist.
In 2012 EMU’s website received two CASE awards: an “Award of Excellence” in overall website design and implementation, and a “Special Merit Award” for home page design and implementation.
While her BA in English has served her well, Marcy is currently deciding between earning a masters in digital communication or an MBA for the common good from EMU. Decisions!
Originally from Illinois, Lindsey moved to Harrisonburg, Va., to attend EMU in 2003. During college, she gained experience in various areas of communication, including writing, photography, graphic design, and focusing on video. She has worked on editing and producing dvds for several events, including four Mennonite conventions and LEAP. She was the video director at the Mennonite convention in Pittsburgh. In her spare time, Lindsey enjoys playing the guitar, bicycling, and cooking.
Bonnie Price Lofton is the university’s editor-in-chief. She oversees writings intended for public dissemination, including EMU’s print and online publications, Crossroads for alumni, and Peacebuilder for constituents of the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding.
Bonnie has worked in newspaper, magazine and newsletter publishing since 1977. She has been a writer or an editor for the Montreal Gazette newspaper, the Canadian Press wire service, the Richmond News Leader, the Daily Progress (Charlottesville, Va.), the University of Virginia, Duke University, and a publisher of corporate newsletters. She has also worked in the Cambridge (UK) advertising department of Science magazine and as public relations director of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. In the spring of 2013, she became an adjunct professor at Bridgewater College, teaching “Introduction to Conflict Transformation.”
Bonnie has earned: a bachelor’s degree in English from McGill University in Montreal, where she was editor-in-chief of the daily student newspaper; a master’s degree in conflict transformation from EMU; and a doctor of letters (D.Litt.) from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.
Her editorial products have received awards for excellence in contests sponsored by: Council for Advancement and Support of Education, National Association of Government Communicators, Canadian Press wire service, and the American Cancer Society.
Jon Styer is the graphic designer and photographer for the marketing and communications department at EMU. He is the primary designer and photographer for EMU’s alumni magazine, Crossroads, and Peacebuilder magazine for the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding. Jon graduated from EMU in 2007. He worked as a print designer, web designer, illustrator, videographer, and photographer for several companies in Harrisonburg, before starting at EMU in March 2008.
Zucconi graduated from EMU in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in communication with a focus in journalism, and history.
Zucconi interned at James Madison University the following year in media relations before returning to EMU to serve as sports information director.
After three years as sports information director Zucconi moved to Hesston, Kan., to pursue a master’s degree at Wichita State University. Course work included an emphasis on social media, communication, marketing and administration.
Upon graduation in the summer of 2011, Zucconi moved into his current role as information officer. He is married to Stephanie (Roth) Zucconi, a 2005 graduate of EMU.