"I love the relationships and values. They practice what they preach. I still keep in touch with many of my professors."

~ Patrick M Campbell

"I have gained the best friends/sisters I have ever had through being a part of EMU Softball!"

~ Abigail Santiago

"EMU has excellent academics mixed with exploring the spiritual implications of life learning and vocation."

~ Nadene Brunk

"I love the dedicated faculty and the opportunities that students have to participate in cross cultural experiences."

~ Randall Bowman

"Because EMU is a small university, the community is close knit and you know that people care for and support each other here."

~ Leah Risser

"I love EMU because it allows my younger sister, Tierra, to pursue her dream career and play the sport she loves!"

~ Shannen Cochraham

"The learning environment....I love what my son is being exposed to and the individual attention he's receiving."

~ Mike Laitinen

"Providing our daughter with an environment where she can grow in Christ and in confidence."

~ Kristine Augsburger

"I love the EMU community and dedication to educating our next leaders."

~ Vicki Krisak

"I love the encouragement to seek a career that will shape the world we live in."

~ Diego Barahona

"EMU is a tight knit community that strives to help people belong."

~ Emily Hostetler

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Why I Love EMU....

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My daughter is happy at EMU. I know that she is doing her best to succeed and EMU is helping her reach her potential. Thank you.
Debora Aboubacar, parent
Thank you for giving my niece Laura Rittenhouse a wonderful education!
Joyce Albritton, friend of EMU
Providing our daughter with an environment where she can grow in Christ and in confidence.
Kristine Augsburger, parent
EMU offers an outstanding Christian education in a caring community with a global perspective.
Diann and Todd Bailey
I love the encouragement to seek a career that will shape the world we live in.
Diego Barahona, student
My three children received their college education at EMU and now my grandson is a freshman at EMU too. Also I worked in the admin. suite for nearly 13 years. So EMU holds a special place in my heart. They also have great programs. Keep up the good work!
Marian Bauman, parent
I love that EMU stays focused on core Anabaptist values!
Shana Peachey Boshart, board
I love the dedicated faculty and the opportunities that students have to participate in cross cultural experiences.
Randall Bowman, board
It opened this small town girl's eyes and heart to the world. I'll be forever grateful and only wish I had more to contribute.
Diane Zaerr Brenneman, alumni
I love the impact that studying at EMU has on young adults. What a positive force!
Shirley Yoder Brubaker, alumni
EMU is supportive of diversity in many areas. EMU has excellent academics mixed with exploring the spiritual implications of life learning and vocation.
Nadene Brunk, alumni
I love the relationships and values. They practice what they preach. I still keep in touch with many of my professors.
Patrick M Campbell, alumni
Friendly atmosphere and tons of support for their athletic programs.
Charles Cochraham, friend of EMU
I love EMU because it allows my younger sister, Tierra, to pursue her dream career and play the sport she loves!
Shannen Cochraham, friend of EMU
Becoming a staff person has been a dream come true!! I am living what I learned as a student!
Kimberley Clark, faculty/staff
The people!
Nanette Dagliano, parent
Alumni like Michael Sharp.
Melodie Davis, alumni
I greatly appreciated my time at EMU. The classes I took, skills I gained, friendships I made, and most of all, the worldview I developed from my time there are all still so important to who I am today!
Kayci Detweiler, alumni
EMU made me a teacher who thinks globally and acts locally.
Brendan Erb, alumni
I love the integration of teaching peace within the context of multiple course offerings and majors.
Christine Fairfield, alumni
EMU provided a place for me to find Christ's love in all that I did.
Andrew Gascho, alumni
I love the lifelong friendships that are born at EMU, the Anabaptist biblical framework, and the commitment to peace and justice and world awareness.
Susan Gascho-Cooke, alumni
The global education and lifelong friends I received at EMU.
Jill Gehman, alumni
I love the campus friendliness, layout, beautiful views, and many unique places, buildings, programs. I also love the incredibly diverse student population and EMU's commitment to the success of the individual student as well as community engagement.
Zack Germroth, faculty/staff
Its commitment to just-peace (justice and nonviolence).
Ray Gingerich, alumni
The wonderful happiness it has brought our grandson since he he became a student there. Both in his experience with the students, professors, and his coach and the overall atmosphere at EMU.
Maggie Good, parent
I love EMU because of the atmosphere and lovely area of Harrisonburg. Students, coaches, teachers and fans are awesome.
Frances Griffin, parent
Solid values and a good education.
Althea Harvey, alumni
I love the campus atmosphere and the ADCP department.
Mike Hawkins, alumni
In recent days there has been much press about MJ Sharp and the peacebuilding work he was committed to. While the news of his passing has been devastating beyond words--it is knowing that alumni like MJ were walking the talk and carrying out the mission of EMU in the real world, which is messy and painful--that makes me believe even deeper in the work of peacebuilding and to be a global citizen of the world.
Liza Heavener, alumni
I love EMU's emphasis on and justice, it's cross cultural programs such as washington scholars, or WSSY, when I participated. I also appreciate the courageous stand to change hiring practices for LGBT people.
Lynn Heller, alumni
I love that EMU is based on religious ideas and beliefs.
Patricia Henderson, parent
A lot of my most important and lasting relationships have come from my connection to EMU.
Ellie Holsopple, alumni
I love the professors' care and concern for their students at EMU as well as the challenging academic atmosphere created in the classroom.
David Hooley, alumni
EMU changed my life and created a space where empathy and non-violence were strengths. Thanks EMU!
Heidi Hoover, alumni
With both an undergraduate and a seminary degree from EMU/S, I have been shaped in powerful and positive ways by my time here. So thankful!
Les Horning, faculty/staff
Expanding students' world view thru the cross-cultural program.
Kyle Horst, alumni
The people, the history, and the commitment to Mennonite values.
Simone Horst, faculty/staff
EMU is a tight knit community that strives to help people belong.
Emily Hostetler, student
I love that EMU is a caring community where people from a wide range of different perspectives can come together to grow in faith and in knowledge!
Charlotte Hunsberger, faculty/staff
All our beautiful "salt of the earth" people!
Susan Huxman, board
I love that EMU is a caring community where people from a wide range of different perspectives can come together to grow in faith and in knowledge!
Charlotte Hunsberger, board
I love the spirit of giving EMU instills in students EVERYDAY.
Michelle Isernia, friend of EMU
Our daughter has been so happy at EMU!
Gerald Johnson, parent
I get to teach Conservation Photography!
Steven Johnson, faculty/staff
The relationships that I built there continue even since graduation!
Heidi King, alumni
The teachers are passionate, giving a shout out to Nancy Heisey.
Kevin P King, alumni
How it's creating generations of peacemakers.
Marshall King, alumni
I love the community on campus and the faculty and staff are willing to help in any respect.
Lamar Kiser, student
What I love most about EMU is the people. I work with really great people who are infinitely talented and wonderful to be with! I feel like being here makes me a better person!
Mia Kivlighan, faculty/staff
JD McCurdy - great coach, even better person.
Susan Kolb
I love the EMU community and dedication to educating our next leaders.
Vicki Krisak, parent
The learning environment....I love what my son is being exposed to and the individual attention he's receiving
Mike Laitinen, parent
EMU is a space that welcomes people from all backgrounds. I have experienced so much love, care, and concern from all the people here, both students and faculty/staff. It is a great place to learn and grow.
Nicole Litwiller, student
Tradition, history and close Anabaptist roots.
Linda Longacre, parent
So many things to love about EMU, the Mennonite heritage, the beautiful surroundings, memories, caring staff and professors.
Joyce Longenecker, parent
To me EMU feels like home.
Luis Longo, student
The relationships my children have with a few of their professors who are truly shaping their lives in positive ways by example and investment into their lives. They experience being cared for, inspired, encouraged, heard and challenged by some of their profs; a priceless gift. One child has experienced this same life changing experience through her Middle East cross cultural. It will shape her life journey!
Lynette Mast, parent
We love the values that EMU teaches! And we are not only alumni but also grandparents of recent graduate, Tyler Maust.
Wendell & Lois Maust, alumni
EMU has been the perfect place for our son to become a man we are proud of. EMU encourages the students to grow big dreams, develop deep meaning, make connections for thorough understanding, and build lasting relationships. EMU fosters appreciation for mankind and the global environment. In particular, we would love to thank Jerry Holsopple. His caring and inspiring interactions with the students both on cross-cultural adventures and on campus have not gone unnoticed. We LOVE EMU!
Lee McGuigan, parent
Relationships built here last forever.
Cedric Moore, alumni
Compassionate professors who care about their students!
Denay Murray, alumni
Commitment to academic excellence shaped by Anabaptist values; dedicated faculty, and staff, and trustees; our diverse learning community; and our new president!
Kathleen Nussbaum, alumni
I love the relationships I made at EMU. The people is what makes EMU #LikeNoOther
Nora Osei, alumni
I loved the instant community and friendships I made within the womens soccer team. I would never change a thing about my decision to come to EMU to be a student athlete.
Elisa Ott, alumni
The CJP program, the WCSC program, and all the professors I had from 1990 - 1992.
Sherri Peters, alumni
The thoughtful and kind faculty and staff. We also love the way EMU takes a holistic approach to educating the student: seek justice, love mercy and walk humbly with God.
Glenna Ramer, parent
The meaningful and provocative chapel presentations.
Glenna Ramer, alumni
Shared values and mission and the relationships that form and are nurtured here.
Gloria Rhodes, faculty/staff
EMU provided a safe place for me to form my identity and beliefs about the world.
Kathleen Zehr Rhodes, alumni
Because EMU is a small university, the community is close knit and you know that people care for and support each other here. There is the spirit of family at EMU among students, faculty and staff. (The fact that it is a gorgeous campus nestled in the Shenandoah Valley doesn't hurt either!)
Leah Risser, faculty/staff
The mission statement and the values you want to instill in the students. It's a very lovely calm campus.
Joseph Roach, parent
Staff, Faculty, personal guidance for special needs, small enrollment, beautiful setting and campus.
Andrew Rosenberg, parent
Small campus, good people, great faculty.
Justin Roth, alumni
How well they prepared me for my career in teaching history!
Shannon Roth, alumni
I am so proud to be an alum of CJP, and to have worked at EMU. I love EMU's commitment to ethical, powerful service through learning.
Maribeth Salem-Tanner, alumni
I have gained the best friends/sisters I have ever had through being a part of EMU Softball!
Abigail Santiago, alumni
Its sound presidential leadership, and its commitment to intercultural programs.
Rolando Santiago, alumni
EMU is where I became connected with my Mennonite heritage and it changed my life!
Missy Schrock, alumni
The beauty of the campus, the beauty of the people, the thirst to follow God both locally and around the world.
Carmen Schrock-Hurst, alumni
I appreciate the professors' guidance at EMU. They challenged me in a gentle way, helping to nurture in me a reflective, critical, and compassionate worldview. I would not be who I am today without my Middle East cross-cultural experience and the interdisciplinary opportunities my professors nudged me to pursue. Thank you EMU, and thank you Education and Lang & Lit departments in particular!
Ben Roth Shank, alumni
I love the students and the people who work there. I met my greatest friends and my lifelong partner while attending and working at EMU.
Isaac Shelly, alumni
EMU was extremely supportive while attending for my BSN program: they led me to be successful!
Deborah Shertzer, alumni
Progressive on LGBT rights, peacemaking, diversity.
Barbara Shisler, parent
My most beloved English professors and today I honor the memory of Dr Hubert Pellman.
Kirk Shisler, faculty/staff
Providing Christian education for a diverse group of people.
Sam Showalter, alumni
I love Nursing professors!
Hannah Sisson, student
My granddaughter is learning so many great things from the volleyball program.
Carole Smith, parent
The STAR program: leaders, mentors, colleagues, change agents, FRIENDS!
S. Elizabeth Snyder, friend of EMU
I still live in Harrisonburg and almost every time I get back on EMU's campus, I get flooded with many memories and experiences that shaped who I am today. I lovEMU.
Sam Stoner, alumni
Nearly 14 years ago I decided to attend EMU as a student. I had no idea how much if a life changing experience it would be. The combination of excellent faculty, an incredible cross-cultural experience, and EMU's location the vibrant city of harrisonburg in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley makes EMU truly amazing. #LikeNoOther #emugivingday
Jon Styer, faculty/staff
Excellent, engaged professors in a close-knit community.
Matt Swartley, alumni
The basketball coach is a great, godly role model for the students!
Maia Thomas, parent
I had an excellent learning experience during my seminary years of study.
Warren Tyson, alumni
We love that EMU is inclusive and the commitment to peace and justice.
Sherri Waidelich, parent
I love how they are truly dedicated to our children receiving an excellent educational experience.
Katrenia M. Washington, parent
The impact EMU has had on three generations of my family (parents, my generation and now my children) and my life-shaping cross-cultural experience in the Middle East, 1984.
Andrea Wenger, faculty/staff
Beautiful campus and friendly people and atmosphere.
Mary A West, friend of EMU
Thank you for showing me how my Anabaptist tradition is distinct and inspiring me to work for faith-based peace and social justice in my vocational path!
Ben Wideman, alumni
I LOVE EMU because my daughter Ariel is SO happy there. There are so many amazing things going on at the college. Today is a great example of that. Thank you, EMU, from the bottom of my heart!
Linda-Marie Wilson, parent
Christ centered institution that helps mold young people in service to others.
Esther V. Witmer, alumni
Quality of people, commitment to service.
Wayne Witmer, alumni
The opportunity to create your voice.
Ryan Yates, alumni
EMU is a community that works to transform the way we relate to people and our world. GO EMU!
Andrew Yoder, alumni
Being a voice for peace in this tumultuous and beautiful world.
Carolyn Yoder, alumni
I love the dedicated faculty and administration.
Marshall Yoder, alumni
I made life-long friends while a student at EMU.
Paul Yoder, alumni
The diverse community, with emphasis both on "diverse" and "community". Working at EMU is like being a part of a committed and dedicated team! Go EMU!
Twila Yoder, faculty/staff
I love EMU's Christian heritage and I hope this will never be lost. It is very much needed in our world today.
Mary E. Zuniga, alumni