1947 Alumna Makes Surprise Visit Back to Campus

The ESU Office of Alumni Engagement welcomed Marjorie Fairchild Gunster ’47 back to her alma mater on October 11, 2021.

Fairchild Gunster, 96, was surprised by her daughter Carolyn Gunster, who planned the visit. Carolyn was joined by her sister Doreen, and Marjorie’s great granddaughter Connie, who is a current student at ESU.

Marjorie was a Physical Education major, and was involved in many clubs and sports, including the women’s basketball team. She was delighted to meet Dr. Gary Gray, ESU’s director of Intercollegiate Athletics, and see the basketball facility. Along her tour she visited familiar buildings and saw how much the campus has changed over the years.

With tears in her eyes, she reminisced and told stories of her time at ESU and how they were “the four best years of her life.” She said she formed many lifelong friendships and created wonderful memories she will never forget.

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