Giving Thanks at EMU
Psalm 107:1 O give thanks to the Lord, for God is good; for God's steadfast love endures for ever.
As we enter a season of Thanksgiving we are reminded that gratitude improves our psychological, social and even physical well-being. See what students, faculty and staff at EMU are thankful for in the two slideshows below.
- Mauricio Triminio
- Joel Wheeler
- Alyssa Eberly
- Brittany Viands
- Ariel Barbosa
I am thankful to have God leading my way.
Mauricio Triminio - undergraduate, 2018
Despite all that may seem to be going wrong in our world right now, I am thankful for the love and promise of our Lord and Savior. I am thankful for faith. I am thankful for Grace.
Leigh Geib - graduate student in education, Lancaster, 2016
I am thankful that I am able to further my education. Whenever I'm studying or writing a paper and I feel discouraged, I try to remember how many people would gladly take my place. To be in a community centered on betterment of lives and minds is a blessing.
Joel Wheeler - undergraduate, 2017
I am thankful for my family, my husband, and the opportunity to pursue higher education. I'm thankful that we are healthy and blessed. God is good.
Alyssa Eberly - RN-BSN, Cohort 74, Lancaster
I am thankful for the opportunity to play a collegiate sport and to be in college and study.
Brittany Viands - undergraduate, Community Assistant, 2019
I am thankful for creativity and Jesus.
Ariel Barbosa - undergraduate, 2020
I am thankful for my family and husband, Jim, who is my partner in helping me complete my graduate degree!
Jeannine Uzel - graduate student, MS in Nursing, 2017
I am thankful for an education that has tested, challenged and redefined my idea of love, and what it looks like to truly give and receive love.
Madelyn Gish - undergraduate, 2017
I am thankful that God has chosen me and that He has allowed an opportunity for me to serve Him.
June Tran - Third-year STEP student
I am thankful to be surrounded by faculty that cares deeply about their students and about this campus.
Harrison Horst - undergraduate, 2018
I am extremely thankful for an opportunity that once seemed impossible: to attend seminary at EMU.
DJ Mitchell - Seminary Student, MDiv, 2019
I am thankful for the ways I have seen God move in my life in my first semester of college. I am also thankful for all of the friends I have met here and the time I get to spend with them.
Lydia Haggard - undergraduate, 2020
I am thankful for a God who is patient with me in my journey of healing and the strength given by the Spirit to guide me through.
Charlie Tinsley - seminary student, MDiv, seminary community counsel facilitator, 2017
I am thankful for my grandmother. She's the best thing that has ever happened to me and always will be.
Rose Sanicola - undergraduate, 2019
I am thankful for people who respond to emails in a timely manner; they are the beacons of productivity in a wasteland of procrastination.
Justine Nolt - undergraduate, 2018
I am thankful for my family and friends, my cats, the NFL, the MLB, the NBA, the NHL, the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Washington Nationals, the Miami Heat, the Washington Capitals, Spongebob, Harry Potter, music, and snow!
Carter McNeeley - undergraduate, 2020
I am thankful for the loving, accepting community at EMU. I never knew my college could feel so much like home. I am very grateful for the friends I've made, the professors I've had, and the overall safe and warm environment.
Cait Cain - undergraduate, 2017
I am thankful for friends I have found here that I feel like I can talk about anything with.
Hannah Walker - undergraduate, 2018
I am thankful for all the food that has been prepared for my devouring. Special thanks to the caf, my dad and sister, Panera, Subway, and Emma (she shared Twizzlers with me). You don't know how thankful my body's processes are.
Laurie Serrell - undergraduate, 2019
I am thankful that I have the freedom to be myself and to have my own opinion.
Jack Hummel - undergraduate, 2017
I am thankful for vibrant fall colors, cold mornings, hot coffee, inspiring conversations, and deep friendships.
Andrea Yoder - seminary, MDiv 2017
I am grateful for my best friend who isn't afraid to tell me the truth. She also laughs with me a lot, which really helps keep back stress.
Anastasia Dronov - undergraduate, 2020
I am so thankful for my wonderful friends who make this place a home!
Grace Burkhart - undergraduate, 2019
I am thankful to learn beside kind, supportive classmates who both challenge and encourage me and professors who authentically live out what they teach.
Brianne Ede - graduate student, MA in Conflict Transformation, 2017
The non-violent resistant peace stance and way of life from the Anabaptist-Mennonite tradition, offering a viable way forward in a world that prizes just the opposite.
Phil Yoder - Seminary student, MDiv, 2018
- Jan Emswiler
- Donnita Williams
- Ann Hershberger
- Vincina Good
- Barbara Byer