Marketing and Communications

Staff

Andrea Wenger
Director

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 website content management and new media since 1999. After two years spent as a staff writer for a Pittsburgh, Pa. newspaper, she shifted to online writing and content management of websites, eventually managing commercial site content for several corporations in southern Florida before she began work in EMU’s marketing department in 2004 as a content creator and editor. In 2006 her role expanded to web content manager, and in 2011 to web content manager and strategist.

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
Acting Editor in Chief
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.

Bonnie Lofton
Editor-in-Chief

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.

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.

Education
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

Mike Zucconi
News Bureau Director

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.

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