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 www.esu.edu/125.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or by calling 570-422-3179.
A FULL YEAR OF CELEBRATION
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 www.esu.edu/125 to share your story, see the full schedule of events, and learn more about ESU’s glorious 125-year history.