Lawrence E. Ressler, vice president of academics and student development at Tabor College, was honored Oct. 21 as 2007 Alumnus of the Year by Eastern Mennonite High School in Harrisonburg, Va.
Ressler, who graduated from EMHS in 1972, was recognized at the school’s homecoming Oct. 21 for his 35 years in Christian social work, teaching and administration.
In his social work practice, Ressler served 15 years as a leader in the North American Association of Christians in Social Work. His work took him to Nairobi to study the relationship of street children and AIDS orphans; to Thailand to study social problems in two Cam-bodian refugee camps, and to New York City as a volunteer leader with The Salvation Army, responding to the World Trade Center disaster.
In 1999, he was co-author of the book, “Making Peace with Conflict.