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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Duke Ellington returns to ESU

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.

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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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Have you seen the new athletics website?

The East Stroudsburg University sports information department unveiled the redesigned on Wednesday, debuting a new look and updated features for the official athletics website of ESU.

The redesign, which debuted Wednesday afternoon, was revamped in a collaborative effort with college athletics website provider SIDEARM Sports and the ESU sports information office. The new-look home for ESU’s 22 varsity athletics programs features a modern design, easier navigation, and integration with Warriors athletics social media platforms.

Additionally, the new layout now boasts a responsive layout that will automatically adapt to a user’s custom screen resolution and browser settings, as well as mobile devices and tablets.

“We look forward to growing our partnership with SIDEARM sports for this upcoming athletic year and beyond as we continue to enhance and grow East Stroudsburg University’s presence online,” said Doug Page, ESU Assistant Sports Information Director. “SIDEARM has been awesome to work with throughout this entire process and we look forward to continuing to provide an outlet for our student-athletes, fans, and supporters who follow Warrior athletics to stay up-to-date.”

Among the improvements, visitors will now have quicker access to schedules and rosters, a more comprehensive all-sports calendar, and a static ticker that scrolls through recent scores and upcoming games. Other improvements include easier access to photo galleries and video highlights as well as fan zone content.


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The latest edition of the Alumni Herald is here

The Spring/Summer 2019 issue of the Alumni Herald connects you with Dr. Deborah Gebhardt ’69, a Warrior whose professional and personal journey has been far from ordinary. She’s a scientist focused on issues related to health, fitness and workplace safety, an entrepreneur, accomplished educator as well as coach who has led women’s collegiate teams to the playoffs. This year, she returns to ESU as part of the Class of 1969 reunion celebration.

CLICK HERE to read online.

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Where are you going this summer?

We want to know where ESU alumni go on summer vacation! Share a photograph along with your name, class year and the destination of the photograph for a chance to be featured on this page and on social media. Please let us know why you LOVE the destination. 

All submissions should be sent to All submissions may be edited, featured and will be entered to win an ESU t-shirt. One submission per person. Submissions will be accepted until August 9, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. The winner will be announced on August 10, 2019 on social media.

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Participants wanted for research study

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at East Stroudsburg University is seeking participants for a research study on the effects Rheumatic Disease and Inflammatory Arthritis have on hearing, cognition, and language. Volunteers will be asked to complete a survey and have the option of participating in a comprehensive hearing assessment and/or comprehensive language and cognitive-linguistic assessment. Participation would involve one to two sessions, each of which is 45 minutes to two hours long, depending on the number of components of the study in which participants choose to participate. Volunteers with and without Rheumatic Disease/Inflammatory Arthritis are needed.

The research study, which will help further understand the diseases and explore potential therapy and treatment techniques, will take place at the Speech and Hearing Center located in Monroe Hall on the campus of ESU.

For more information about this study, or to volunteer as a participant please contact LuAnn Batson Magnuson, Ph.D., associate professor of communication sciences and disorders at 570-422-3311 or, or Susan Dillmuth-Miller, Au.D., assistant professor of communication sciences and disorders at 570-422-3684 or

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