After eight years at the helm, East Stroudsburg University President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D., announced her retirement on Friday, January 17 in a statement to University colleagues and friends. In her message, she stated, “… I have sincerely enjoyed being a part of the Warrior family and know that, in my heart, I will always be a Warrior.”
Meet some of ESU’s wonderful GOLD alumni! These Graduates of the Last Decade are making us proud with all they have accomplished since graduating. They are also a segment of Warrior alumni the Office of Alumni Engagement looks to connect with as they lay the foundation for a robust GOLD alumni program. See if you come across any familiar faces and sign up to be included on announcements and events.
The Fall-Winter 2019 edition also features Homecoming Weekend 2019 wrap ups, alumni awards honorees and exciting news from the athletics arena…check out their new website!
Brimming with alumni news, Class Notes, campus happenings and Warrior athletic updates, the Alumni Herald keeps every Warrior in touch with their alma mater. READ THE ALUMNI HERALD.
ESU selected the winners for the 2020 Boddie Scholarship, Martin Luther King Jr. awards, and the Julianna V. Bolt Art Contest. The recipients will be recognized at the 23rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast, which will be held on January 20 in the Mattioli Recreation Center on ESU’s campus from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. See the story and purchase tickets to the celebration.
Dan DiZio ‘95 will be the keynote speaker for East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania’s winter commencement ceremony on Saturday, December 14, at 9:45 a.m. in Koehler Fieldhouse. DiZio is the CEO and Co-founder of the Philly Pretzel Factory.
DiZio’s entrepreneurial spirit started at the young age of 11 thanks to a neighbor who owned a bakery in a small town outside of Philadelphia. He would sell the bakery’s pretzels on a street corner in Philadelphia and his neighbor would split the sales for the day. DiZio set up shop every day after school, on weekends, and throughout the summer. Read the full DiZio story by clicking here.
We’ve got photos from all our fall alumni events in one place. Take a look and see what fellow Warriors your recognize!
The 3rd Annual Duke Ellington Nutcracker Suite will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 7 p.m. in the Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall at East Stroudsburg University.
The original music to this iconic piece will be performed by the Water Gap Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Matt Vashlishan, who is also the Coordinator of the Al Cohn Memorial Jazz Collection at ESU. Narration of the story will be read by Duke’s grandson, Edward Ellington II, as well as local jazz vocalist Nancy Reed.
General admission tickets are $20 ticket for students and children under 12 are $10. Click here to purchase tickets.
ESU Philadelphia Area Alumni Happy Hour
October 29, 2019
Conshohocken Brewing Company
3100 Horizon Dr., King of Prussia, Pa.
Join the Philadelphia alumni group for a Happy Hour at Conshohocken Brewing Company, King of Prussia. Free appetizers, cash bar. RSVP for Happy Hour.
Robert Willever ’75, East Stroudsburg University Foundation Board Chair, has announced the appointments of three new members to its Board of Directors. ESU alumni Alfredo Garcia ’03 of Bethlehem, Pa., local businessman Stephen Somers of Hackettstown, N.J., and student liaison Emily Jimenez ‘22, were appointed during the board’s quarterly meeting held on May 13, 2019.
Garcia is a financial advisor for Wells Fargo. Somers is the owner and president of Vigon International, Inc. Jimenez is a business management major from Byram Township, N.J. Their terms began on July 1, 2019.
“On behalf of the ESU Foundation Board of Directors, I wish to express our gratitude to these three new members for agreeing to serve in these important roles. I am confident that they will make immediate contributions to the ESU community by furthering the goals of the ESU Foundation,” said Willever.
The ESU Foundation Board of Directors includes 17 members who serve in support of the organization and its mission. Returning members of the Board of Directors are Dr. Frank M. Pullo ’73 M’76, vice chairman; Christopher Yeager ’74 M’81, secretary; Robert A. Shebelsky, treasurer; Harry F. Lee, Esq., council of trustees liaison; Dr. Elizabeth Leigh Smith, faculty liaison; David A. Super ’80, alumni association liaison; MaryEllen Dickey ’80; Raymond Hamlin, Esq. ’86; Wendy Jankoski ’82; Douglas Leonzi ’94; Robert Moses; Geoffrey Roche M’15; and Adam Stauffer ’00 M’02.
The mission of the ESU Foundation is to secure philanthropic support for scholarships, academic and athletic programs, student activities, and capital improvements. Key initiatives for 2019-2020 include increasing the number of annual and endowed scholarships, funding for athletics, and fundraising for the Community Health Education & Simulation Center. For more information on the ESU Foundation, call 570-422-3333 or visit esufoundation.org.
Welcome to ESU Homecoming 2019: Ignite your Spirit
ESU looks forward to seeing everyone at Homecoming 2019. This year, we have made some enhancements to ensure that you, your classmates, family members, and friends have a time that they will never forget.
As we lead up to Homecoming 2019, keep your eyes open for e-mails and social media that will update you on our schedule.
We are also asking that you visit our Facebook page and post photos of ESU memories, and past Homecomings using the hashtag #esuhomecoming2019. We will be displaying these pictures throughout the weekend at our events.
The Classes of 1954 and 1969 will be celebrating their reunions on campus during Homecoming. For details, contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at (570) 422-3194. SEE THE SCHEDULE.