Category: Nursing

Nursing alumnae honored by March of Dimes

Two Eastern Mennonite University alumna are among the nurses honored in 2017 by by the Virginia chapter of March of Dimes. Nursing department adjunct instructor Pam Collins ’78, MSN ’13 was honored as 2017 Nurse of the Year in the category of case management. Collins is an integrative care manager at Sentara RMH Medical Center … More

‘Our Second Century’: Find inspiration and vision in EMU’s fall/winter Crossroads magazine

The Fall/Winter 2017 issue of Crossroads, in mailboxes this month, is the second of two issues celebrating our Centennial year, 2017-18. Eastern Mennonite University was founded 100 years ago, opening for the first classes in October 1917. Click here to view the digital issue. View individual articles by clicking on the links below: New president Susan Schultz Huxman … More

Called to nursing as his second career, Michael Sumner ’15 earns awards for compassionate care and research

Michael Sumner, an emergency room (ER) nurse at Sentara RMH in Harrisonburg, Va., earned an award for compassionate care in May, and days later, a second award for a research project. He is a 2015 graduate of Eastern Mennonite University’s nursing program. The timing was coincidental, but both the awards are “a small glimpse into … More

Crossroads Spring/Summer 2017 issue honors EMU’s 100 years of countercultural education

The Spring/Summer 2017 issue of Crossroads is the first of two issues celebrating our Centennial year, 2017-18. Eastern Mennonite University was founded 100 years ago, opening for the first classes in October 1917. A photographic timeline of the first 100 years is featured in this issue. Click here to view the digital issue. View individual articles … More

Grad School Q & A: Natalie Bonilla Romero ’09, family nurse practitioner

Natalie Bonilla Romero, a 2009 graduate of the nursing program, is a Family Nurse Practitioner in a Georgia practice serving the local Hispanic community. She received a Master of Science in Nursing in 2016 from the University of South Alabama. Describe your studies at the University of South Alabama. I studied a dual degree in … More

Grad School Q & A: Corrie Swartzendruber ’09, earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at University of Iowa

Corrie Swartzendruber is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner in the University of Iowa’s department of anesthesia and Family Nurse Practitioner. She is a 2009 graduate of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), where she studied nursing and minored in business and Spanish. She then received a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in 2016 from the University of … More

Grad School Q & A: Malerie Plank ’07, pursuing a Doctorate of Nursing Practice at University of Iowa

How did your academic studies and professors at EMU prepare you for your graduate studies/current work? I distinctly remember [nursing professor] Dr. Ann Hershberger told me that after I spent my years abroad to Honduras with Virginia Mennonite Missions, I would come back and decide to go to graduate school. At the time I was … More

Virginia psychiatric nurses association honors professor with annual award in her name

Irma Mahone was honored by the Virginia Association of Community Psychiatric Nurses (VACPN) for her career and role as co-founder of the organization with the creation of an annual Founders Award in her name at the association banquet on April 20. Mahone is an assistant professor and RN-BS location coordinator in the Department of Nursing … More

Mary E. Reitz

Mary E. Reitz ’56 talks about how she put her science studies above everything else because of her strong desire to get into nursing school. Music: The Walking Roots Band, “A Psalm,” www.thewalkingrootsband.com

Justus Holsinger

Justus Holsinger reflects on his journey to Eastern Mennonite School, the changes in clothing, travels to La Plata, Argentina, and how it impacted his life.  This is an excerpt from the video produced for EMU’s 90th anniversary.

Rhoda Nolt

Rhoda Nolt ’68 talks with Phil Helmuth about her gifts to the university over the years, including setting up a nursing scholarship fund. Music by Mindy Nolt.

Daniel Grimes

Daniel Grimes ’78 shares about why he chose EMU. Music: “Growing Up” by EMU alum Grace Delp