Congratulations to Men’s Basketball for a great run!

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Redshirt senior forward Steve Harris scored a career-high 28 points in his final collegiate game and redshirt junior guard Jakwan Jones had 15, but East Stroudsburg University’s historic 2017-18 men’s basketball season and the first NCAA Division II Elite 8 appearance in school history ended 79-71 vs. Northern State (S.D.) on Tuesday night at the Sanford Pentagon. READ MORE.

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Steve Somers coming to ESU for speaker series

The President’s Distinguished Entrepreneur Speaker Series brings entrepreneurs to ESU’s campus to talk about the various challenges they’ve faced in their careers as well as life experiences and educational opportunities that have guided them on their journey as they are chaning the world. Next up: Steve Somers, Owner/President, Vigon International, Inc. READ MORE.

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Congrats to Men’s Basketball – PSAC Champs!

East Stroudsburg University used an 18-4 run midway through the first half to take a commanding lead and won the fourth PSAC men’s basketball championship in program history, and third in the last seven years, with an 89-67 win over Gannon on Sunday at Koehler Fieldhouse. READ MORE.

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Nominations for Presidential Medals being taken

The President’s Distinguished Medal honors those who exemplify the values of ESU and are committed to the principles of intellectual integrity, freedom of expression, the fair and equal treatment of all, good citizenship, and environmental stewardship.

The President’s Distinguished Medal is the highest honor the university can award to an individual or organization and it is awarded at the discretion of the President of East Stroudsburg University.

Established by ESU President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph. D. the University Medal has three categories: community leader, corporation/foundation, and current or retired faculty/staff.

The President’s Office welcomes nominations regarding outstanding individuals for the President’s Distinguished Medal. Nominees should be individuals whose life and work has enhanced the community, state, nation or world. Special consideration will be given to those who meet these requirements and who are distinguished by their support for East Stroudsburg University. Nominations are accepted at any time. NOMINATE HERE.

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Florida, NYC: We’re coming your way!

We’ve got some great events coming up in Florida, New York City and Bucks County, Pa! Take a look and make plans to attend! GET THE SCOOP.



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Warrior Promise initiative guarantees tuition rate

New students enrolling at East Stroudsburg University (ESU) for fall 2018 are getting a promise – the promise of a guaranteed, fixed, four-year tuition rate.  This new initiative, the Warrior Promise, guarantees students they will pay the same tuition rate, without an increase, for the next four years.

The Warrior Promise will establish a guaranteed tuition rate for four academic years or eight consecutive semesters.  This fixed tuition rate will allow students to complete as many undergraduate degrees, minors and certificates as they choose within their four-year window. A Warrior Promise tuition rate will be established by the Board of Governors for each new entering undergraduate cohort of degree seeking freshmen and transfer students. READ MORE. 

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ESU 125th Anniversary Celebration set for October 25!

East Stroudsburg University invites the community to its 125th Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, October 25, 2018, at Terraview at Stroudsmoor Country Inn in Stroudsburg, Pa. Hosted by ESU President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D., and the ESU Foundation, the event will feature the awarding of three Presidential Medals to individuals and a business/organization that exemplify the values of ESU.

Nominations for the awards are now being taken from members of the campus and Pocono community.

The President’s Distinguished Medal is the highest honor the university can award to an individual or organization and is presented at the discretion of the president. Established by Dr. Welsh, the university medal will be awarded in three categories: a community leader, a corporation/foundation, and a current or retired faculty/staff member.

“We welcome nominations regarding outstanding individuals for the President’s Distinguished Medal,” said Welsh. “There are many wonderful, giving people and businesses that make a defined positive impact on the lives of others. We feel the 125th anniversary of East Stroudsburg University is the ideal opportunity to acknowledge them with the highest honor that ESU can award.”

Nominees should exemplify the values of ESU and demonstrate commitment to the principles of intellectual integrity, freedom of expression, the fair and equal treatment of all, good citizenship, and environmental stewardship. They should be individuals and a business or organization whose work has enhanced the community, state, nation or world.

To nominate an individual or business, go to


The East Stroudsburg University 125th Anniversary Celebration at Stroudsmoor will begin at 6 p.m. and include a cocktail reception, dinner, awards, a champagne toast and dessert reception. A VIP cocktail reception will be held for special guests at 5 p.m. in Auradel at Stroudsmoor.

Honorary chairs for the celebration are Pat ’67 and Joan M. ’64 Ross, long-time community leaders and philanthropists. Pat Ross is also a member of the ESU Council of Trustees.

Proceeds from the event will benefit student scholarship. Tickets are $150 per person or $1,500 to sponsor a table of eight and will be available for sale in early summer. To be added to the ticket waiting list, contact Event Coordinator Emily Brennan at or by calling 570-422-3156.

Sponsorship opportunities for the celebration are also available. Contact Lianna DeSantis ’08, director of Corporation and Foundation Relations, at or by calling 570-422-3179.


The 125th Anniversary Celebration is one of many events taking place during the year. A committee of staff, faculty, alumni and community members has been coordinated to commemorate ESU’s founding in September 1893 as the East Stroudsburg State Normal School. The campus will be host to a variety of historical photos and exhibits, as well as a founders’ day social, a community dinner, and much more. Alumni and friends are also asked to share their stories and highlights of their time spent at ESU.

Visit to share your story, see the full schedule of events, and learn more about ESU’s glorious 125-year history.

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125-Year Anniversary kick-off includes capsule unveiling

Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D., president of ESU, launched the 125th anniversary year by showcasing items that were buried in the centennial time capsule, announcing events that will take place throughout the year, and encouraging everyone to visit to share their memories.


Go to to read more and see a full listing of upcoming events.

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Catch up with ESU in the Sunshine State!

Join ESU President Marcia Welsh, Ph.D., the ESU Foundation, and the ESU Office of Alumni Engagement for the upcoming 2018 Alumni and Friends Florida Events Tour. CLICK HERE to take a look to find which of these events is close to you.

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Meet up with Lehigh Valley alumni at the Phantoms game

Join Lehigh Valley alumni and friends for the Lehigh Chapter Alumni Night at the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at the PPL Center, Allentown, Pa.

ESU Lehigh Valley Alumni Night at the Lehigh Valley Phantoms
Lehigh Valley Phantoms vs. Rochester Americans

Saturday, February 10, 2018
7:05 p.m. Pre-alumni gathering TBD.
PPL Center
701 Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18101


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