Welcome Alumni!

Whether you graduated two years ago or 20 years ago, you are a cornerstone of our school’s success. We want to stay connected...

Send us an update when you change your email, phone or mailing address. This will help us to let you know about events, reunions and news that may interest you.

Refer a student! Send any names of students K-12 (or their parents) who you think would find EMS to be a good fit!

Volunteer! Let us know if you would like to speak in chapel, help with groundskeeping, serve on an alumni board, the board of trustees or help with events.

Make a gift to the school. We count on donations to make an EMS education accessible to all.

Use the button below to download a form if you need us to send your high school transcripts for any reason.

Connect even with traditional homecoming cancelled. Class reunions would have been held for grad years ending in 0 and 5. 

Thank you!


  • Caitlin Helmuth '05 Tice, President
  • Virgil Miller '74, Vice President
  • Annette Loker '96, Secretary
Members at large:
  • Diana Suter '70 Berkshire
  • Mattias Clymer '06
  • Ann Eberly '64
  • Brian Hess '89
  • Lela Faye Yoder '84
  • Kelsey Miller '05
  • Eliot Swartz '01
  • Herb Weaver '75
  • Lauren Weaver '17
  • Andrew Zapanta '93
  • Trisha Maust '95 Blosser
  • Andrea Schrock '82 Wenger

Alumni News

Keith and Ellen Helmuth — class of ’55 — Honored with Lifetime Service Award

August 20, 2020

D. Keith and Ellen (Slabaugh) Helmuth, of Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada, are being honored with the Eastern Mennonite School Lifetime Service Award for 60 years of professional and personal engagement in care for creation. Both are members of the class of 1955. “They were environmentalists before it was popular,” wrote lifelong friend, classmate, and roommate James Lapp in his nomination, describing them as “humble and unsung.” The couple had hoped — before coronavirus — to celebrate their 65-year class reunion in Harrisonburg at Homecoming Weekend,…

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Your Gifts Matter!

Alumni help us make an EMS education possible for people from a variety of traditions and backgrounds.

The cost of tuition covers only about 80 percent of the cost of a student’s year at EMS. Please consider how you might empower future leaders of integrity by making a gift to:

We also invite you to consider EMS in your planning giving program. Bequests from donors are a cornerstone of EMS financial aid.

With gratitude,

Paul Leaman, Head of School


Paul Leaman, head of school

Paul Leaman
Head of School