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Post Tagged with: "Distinguished Alumni"

2017 CMU Distinguished Alumni Story | Ken Esau (video)

2017 CMU Distinguished Alumni Story | Ken Esau (video)

Born and raised in Coaldale, AB, Ken Esau was planning to become an engineer before studying at MBBC led him in the direction of becoming a teacher. Since 1991, Esau has been part of the Biblical Studies faculty at Columbia… [More]

2017 CMU Distinguished Alumni Story | Joanne Thiessen Martens (video)

2017 CMU Distinguished Alumni Story | Joanne Thiessen Martens (video)

Joanne Thiessen Martens is an agricultural research technician in the Plant Science Department at the University of Manitoba (U of M) in Winnipeg. For the past 13 years, Thiessen Martens has worked on ecological and organic agriculture research, including a… [More]

2017 CMU Distinguished Alumni Story | Henry Neufeld (video)

2017 CMU Distinguished Alumni Story | Henry Neufeld (video)

Henry Neufeld has spent more than six decades building positive relationships among Mennonite and Indigenous peoples. Born in Moscow, Russia and raised in Leamington, ON, Neufeld studied theology at CMBC. He and his late wife, Elna, began working as teachers… [More]

2017 CMU Distinguished Alumni Story | John Longhurst (video)

2017 CMU Distinguished Alumni Story | John Longhurst (video)

John Longhurst is a communicator, marketer, author, editor, columnist, and media relations specialist in Winnipeg. In his current role as Director of Resources and Public Engagement at Canadian Foodgrains Bank, Longhurst is responsible for the overall communications, marketing, and fundraising… [More]

CMU Recognizes Distinguished Alumni with 2016 Awards

CMU Recognizes Distinguished Alumni with 2016 Awards

A former penitentiary warden, an international development worker, a pastor-academic committed to leadership development, and a 30-year-old who combines filmmaking with peacebuilding are the recipients of Canadian Mennonite University’s (CMU) 2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards. CMU President Cheryl Pauls is pleased… [More]

2015 Alumni Award Stories – Cheryl Woelk (video)

2015 Alumni Award Stories – Cheryl Woelk (video)

Peacemaking, language, and education are interests that have continually woven together in the life of Cheryl Woelk (CMU ‘03). From 2002-08, she was a Mennonite Church Canada Witness Worker in Seoul, South Korea where she worked as education coordinator at… [More]

2015 Alumni Award Stories – Arno and Lena Fast (video)

2015 Alumni Award Stories – Arno and Lena Fast (video)

Last year, Arno and Lena Fast (MBBC ‘55) celebrated their 85th birthdays, their 60th wedding anniversary, and 45 years of ministry at Salem Community Bible Church in Winnipeg’s North End. At a time when many are enjoying retirement, the Fasts… [More]

Alumni Award Recipient delivers chapel message (video)

Alumni Award Recipient delivers chapel message (video)

Lawyer, teacher, coach, musician, Olympic athlete – Larry Plenert (CMBC ’78) has worn many hats. His 6’6” frame and prowess on the volleyball court earned him a spot on Canada’s national volleyball team starting in 1973, which led to competing… [More]

CMU Community Celebrates at Fall Festival 2015

CMU Community Celebrates at Fall Festival 2015

Reunions, Concerts, Alumni Awards, and Donor Recognition Highlights of Annual Event Although it’s only been five months since she graduated from Canadian Mennonite University, Amber Neufeld was eager to return to campus for Fall Festival. Neufeld performed at the festival’s… [More]

CMU Recognizes Graduates with 2015 Distinguished Alumni Awards

CMU Recognizes Graduates with 2015 Distinguished Alumni Awards

An Olympian-turned-lawyer, an English language educator, a businessman with a passion for international development, and a couple who have ministered for more than 45 years in Winnipeg’s North End are the recipients of Canadian Mennonite University’s (CMU) 2015 Distinguished Alumni… [More]