April 2021 E-Edge

Give Rise

Give Rise: The Campaign for Eastern Michigan University is LIVE

Eastern Michigan University launched the public phase of its $100 million fundraising campaign on March 25th, the largest in its history. The comprehensive campaign will support student success, advance EMU’s programs of distinction, and help students excel beyond the classroom. The campaign kicked off with a virtual event that showcased EMU alumni, students, faculty, and programs! Learn more about Give Rise by tuning in here.


Alumni Spotlight: Yodit Mesfin Johnson

Alumna Yodit Mesifin Johnson is blazing trails in the world of business, non-profit, and social justice. An activist and advocate for various causes, she has solidified her position as a trusted leader whose passion, dedication and commitment has made a difference in the community. Yodit's journey toward obtaining a college degree isn't much different than many EMU students. After attending a local community college, Yodit transferred to EMU, lived off campus and worked full time eventually earning a degree in Communications and Gender Studies. Learn more about Yodit here.

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Save the Date for the 60th Annual Alumni Award virtual celebration!

The Annual Alumni Awards honor our incredible alumni and their outstanding achievements. Every year, we look forward to the ceremony and the opportunity to fellowship with awardees, their colleagues, friends, and families. This year, we will be honoring both the 2020 and 2021 award recipients during our virtual awards ceremony, scheduled for Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 6pm. To learn about our Alumni Award recipients, please click here.

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