Marketing and Communications


Andrea Wenger

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 director of marketing and communications, where she gives oversight to a team of eight staff members who tell the story of EMU.

Marcy Gineris
Web Content Mgr & Strategist

Marcy has worked in digital content management and web strategy since 1999. After two years spent as a staff writer for a Pittsburgh, Pa. newspaper, she shifted to online writing and subsequently, to content management of websites, eventually managing commercial site content for several corporations in Miami, Florida before she began work in EMU’s marketing department in 2004 as university content creator and editor. In 2006 her role expanded to web content manager, and in 2011 to web content manager and strategist. Gineris lives in scenic Shenandoah County with her family.

Caleb Hochstetler
Web Designer and Analyst

Caleb Hochstetler is the web designer and analyst for the marketing and communications department at EMU. He is originally from Souderton, PA, but moved to Harrisonburg shortly after graduation from Goshen College in 2009. There Caleb graduated with dual bachelor’s degrees in Informatics and Biology. Currently, he is taking classes in EMU’s MBA program with a focus in nonprofit leadership, in which planned graduated in August of 2016.

Jessica Hostetler
Project and Office Coordinator
Lauren Jefferson
Editor in Chief
Mia Kivlighan
Media Relations Officer
Lindsey Kolb
Media Specialist

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.

Michael Sheeler
Media Asst/Digital Manager
Jon Styer
Media Spec./Brand Identity Mgr

Through his education and professional experience in digital media, Jon has developed a wide range of marketing and communications skills, including graphic design, photography, video production, animation, audio production, branding, and illustration. As the brand identity manager for EMU he oversees and develops all the visual elements that represent EMU’s brand, including print materials, websites, logos, colors, fonts, graphics, and signage. He is also 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. Outside of work his interests include design, music, photography, art, illustration, food and cooking.

B.s. in Art and Digital Media, Eastern Mennonite University.

Honors and Awards

  1. Award of Excellence, overall website design and implementation, 2011-12 Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District III awards
  2. Special Merit Award, World Wide Web home page design and implementation, 2011-12 Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District III awards
  3. National Wildlife Federation, Chill Out: Climate Action on Campus competition, first place in Campus Action category for Going Green in Royal Blue video, 2010
  4. Johnson Controls, Campus Green Scene, grand prize winner in private colleges category for EMU’s Green Scene video, 2010

Committees and task forces

  1. Young Alumni Task Force
  2. EMU brand id revitalization design team

Professional Memberships
College Communicators Association member

Professional Conferences Attended
Anabaptist Communicators conference, 2011

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