Cherry Blossom Brunch date set for April

Join ESU President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D., for the Annual Cherry Blossom Brunch that welcomes alumni and friends from the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. This year, ESU alumna Annie Corcoran McChrystal ’76 will speak on Navigating a Career in this Complex World. Register for the event here.

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Submit your ESU Sweetheart story for a chance to win!

Do you and your significant other want to be named as the first ever ESU Alumni Sweethearts? Did you meet at ESU, or were college sweethearts? Couples that are both ESU alumni, are eligible to enter!

Make sure to get your submissions in by February 13, 2020 for your chance to win a package with ESU items and for the title as ESU’s Alumni Sweethearts.

Alumni that shared their story last year, are encouraged to share again for their chance to win.

Please only enter once. All entries will be submitted to a random generator and there will not be any judging. Entries may be published.

Please submit all entries via email to

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President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D., announces retirement

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.”


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Just released: Fall-Winter 2019 Alumni Herald

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.

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Happy Holidays from ESU!

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ESU welcomes back Dan DiZio ’95 for commencement

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.

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Check out our Event Gallery for all our Fall events

We’ve got photos from all our fall alumni events in one place. Take a look and see what fellow Warriors your recognize!

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Philly alumni invited to Happy Hour

ESU Philadelphia Area Alumni Happy Hour
October 29, 2019
5-7:30 p.m.
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.

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ESU Foundation names three board members

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

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Homecoming Weekend registration is now open!

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.

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