Science Alumni and Student Success

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    EMU alumna’s SALT term gives birth to new career

    July 3rd, 2014

    Twenty-three-year-old Tessa Gerberich from Myerstown, Pa., hoped to have the opportunity to help deliver at least one baby during her year-long service term in Jos, Nigeria. To date, she’s helped to deliver 25. “Helping women deliver their babies leaves me in awe of the simple, yet complex miracle of birth,” said Gerberich, who studied nursing …More

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    Alumnus receives national award for educating rural healthcare professionals

    May 5th, 2014

    Randall Longenecker, M.D., FAAFP, assistant dean for rural and underserved programs at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, has received a national award for his role in helping prepare medical students and residents for practice in rural areas. [Randall Longenecker majored in biology at EMU; he is a 1975 graduate who …More

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    EMU earns “Silver” in STARS ranking of sustainability efforts by universities around the world

    March 11th, 2014

    Ask any student to locate the most tangible indicators of Eastern Mennonite’s commitment to sustainability and they might point towards the three LEED gold-certified residential halls, the massive solar array on the Hartzler Library, and the omnipresent green recycling bins. But now the university has both a new accolade and a comprehensive benchmark of the …More

  • Bike advocate, by accident

    March 8th, 2014

    When she woke up on May 1, 2008, Denise Martin ’08 was one of the many cyclists who “just kind of rode” without giving much thought to the complicated politics of bicycle advocacy. Things changed later that day when, as she just kind of rode through Harrisonburg, Martin’s wheel was yanked sideways by a skewed …More

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    When I was sick, you cared for me: alumni work in mental healthcare

    March 8th, 2014

    More than 700 alumni living in the City of Harrisonburg or Rockingham County work in the healthcare field, according to EMU’s alumni database. This represents a larger concentration of alumni than in any other field of local employment. Sentara RMH Medical Center and its affiliated offices of healthcare providers, plus a plethora of private offices …More

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