It’s that time of year again. The ESU Office of Alumni Engagement, the ESU Foundation and ESU President Marcia Welsh, Ph.D., will visit Florida for three events from February 21-24, 2017. CLICK HERE for more information or to register for each of these events.
The Fall/Winter 2016 edition of the Alumni Herald comes to you with a dynamic fresh, new design we hope you enjoy! This edition features Entrepreneur Andrew Muller ’69 who took a childhood hobby of coin collecting, his passion for trains, airplanes and wildlife, and created A.C. Muller Enterprises, the umbrella company for Muller Rare Coins, Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad, Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway, and the Reading Jet Center. This edition is also packed with plenty of alumni and campus news, events, Class Notes, Warrior Spirit and more. CLICK HERE to read online.
The East Stroudsburg University Foundation participated in its first Giving Tuesday on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Thanks to more than 200 alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents and friends, and generous challenge gifts from ESU Foundation Board members and President Dr. Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D., the Foundation exceeded its $30,000 goal, raising $36,605 in one day.
The East Stroudsburg University Foundation will join thousands of other nonprofits from around the world on November 29 for #GivingTuesday 2016. You can support our cause by making a gift to the Warrior Fund today. Through participation in this event, the Foundation will raise funds for scholarships and important campus programs, and awareness about the importance of philanthropy at ESU. CLICK HERE to give now.
The pictures are now available from The Greatest Homecoming on Earth 2016. Please feel free to visit out Flickr page by clicking here and reliving some of the weekend’s memories. If you were not here, take a look at what you missed out on. See you in 2017!
As East Stroudsburg University students began fall classes, Zhaoyuan Guo M’16 had advice for the seniors and graduate students: Don’t wait until graduation to start your job search.
On Patrick Steidle’s first day with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, he knew nothing about ice hockey. In fact, he knew so little that during his first game with the American Hockey League (AHL), the minor league affiliate of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Pittsburgh Penguins, he waited for the opposing team’s athletic trainer to take his spot because he didn’t know where to stand.
Jamil Joseph defines “summer fun” differently than most people. A May 2016 graduate of East Stroudsburg University’s Theatre Department, Joseph spent 12 weeks in Massachusetts in intensive study as part of the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s Apprentice program.
The East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania 2016 Alumni Awards and Reunion Banquet is scheduled on Friday, October 14, 2016, in the Keystone Room of East Stroudsburg University. This event, hosted by the ESU Alumni Association and coordinated by Office of Alumni Engagement, will honor alumni who have achieved excellence in their field.
East Stroudsburg University recognized the 50 years (and counting) of service of football coach Denny Douds on June 10, 2016. More than 360 alumni, colleagues and friends of the program gathered at the Stroudsmoor Country Inn, Stroudsburg, for an evening of celebration.
After eight years of service to East Stroudsburg University as the Number One Fan of Warrior Athletics, Burgy has announced his official retirement effective Friday, June 10.
More than 35 ESU alumni and friends came together at the Historic Hotel Bethlehem on Main Street in Downtown Bethlehem on June 3, 2016, during the town’s First Friday celebration. It was an opportunity for alumni in the Lehigh Valley to reconnect and engage with their peers and to gain new friendships.
East Stroudsburg University alumna Domineque Scott went to South Africa to work with the nonprofit group United Through Sport in an effort to change the lives of disadvantaged children there — what she found changed her life.
Cristi Marchetti M’04, a Lehighton Area High School English teacher, was chosen for the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program which will enable her to work with students and conduct research at Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, for four months next year.
This edition of the ESU Alumni Herald will take you to Northern Virginia where alumnus Jeff Carr ’90 works as the corporate and consumer services growth officer for Inova Health Systems. His role in developing personalized health care is changing traditional care as we know it today.
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania recently signed a dual admission agreement with Bucks County Community College. For more information about transferring to ESU, contact the office of admissions at 570-422-3834.
A familiar voice greets them over the stadium speakers, a voice also familiar to East Stroudsburg University students.A former station manager at ESU’s college radio station, Cory Nidoh ’15 greets the incoming fans and welcomes them to another baseball game at Jackie Robinson Park in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Graduating seniors Melissa Ciment and Emily Creveling first walked on campus at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania with a desire to get involved. “Being a part of ESU’s campus and working with so many students has been one of the most rewarding aspects of my life,” Creveling said.
Ahmad Chaudhry ’96, D.M.D., M.D., will be the keynote speaker for East Stroudsburg University’s graduate commencement ceremony. After graduating from ESU summa cum laude with a B.S. in biology, Chaudhry pursued dental studies and graduated from Harvard School of Dental Medicine with honors.
Sullivan’s interest in the Peace Corps stemmed from a woman who inspires her every day. When she was about 15-years-old, Sullivan would listen to her dad tell stories about her aunt who spent in the Peace Corps and her career working as a Foreign Service Officer and living in a different country every three years.
Blaise Delfino, a graduate student at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania who developed “Fader Plugs,” designed to protect the wearer from harmful noise, won the $10,000 first place prize in the fifth annual Student Business Plan Competition sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.
Judith Carberry, Firm Administrator of Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms, LLC, has been elected President of the South Carolina Association of Legal Administrators (SCALA), an official chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA).
Join East Stroudsburg University and the East Stroudsburg University Foundation as we celebrate the Golden Anniversary of Warriors Football Head Coach Denny Douds. Video or email your note of congratulations to Denny.
Mary Pakenas Gardner had a plan. In the spring of 1974, the two most important weekends of her life were just a few days away. She was to graduate from East Stroudsburg University (ESU) first and then a week later she would walk down the aisle on her wedding day. After the wedding, she and her husband, Dean Gardner, were all set to pack their bags and leave for the Peace Corps.
Tom Jones, the author of The Fantasticks, will discuss his career in musical theatre on Thursday, February 25 at 11 a.m. at the Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall of East Stroudsburg University’s Fine and Performing Arts Center, Normal and Marguerite streets, East Stroudsburg.
Jim Fogler, a 1988 media and communications graduate of the East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania was named the the president and publisher of the Poughkeepsie Journal Media Group in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. on January 11, 2016.
Moving to Los Angeles wasn’t something Jenell Manzi ’09 ever thought she would do when she graduated. Today the young actress is a new member of SAG-AFTRA, the union of media performers, and is looking forward to the debut of Picked, a short film which she co-produced and played a lead role in.
Joshua M. Looney, formerly Associate Director of Division II for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), has been named Director of Athletics at East Stroudsburg University.
Our cover feature this issue spotlights the university’s biomechanics lab, a state of the art program that prepares students for the jobs where they will use technology out in the field to help soldiers, patients and athletes.
The ESU Lehigh Valley Center was host to local alumni who attended the Holidays in Bethlehem event on Friday, December 4, 2015. The Lehigh Valley Chapter is looking to build on this event, continuing to host regional gatherings in in the upcoming months.
Brandon Bachman took a high school class that eventually led him to a six figure starting salary immediately after he steps off the graduation stage at East Stroudsburg University this December.
On November 5, 2015, 24 alumni, faculty, and staff gathered at the Hilton-Penns Landing in Philadelphia, Pa., for an event hosted by the College of Business and Management (COBM).
Xfinity LIVE! in Philadelphia, Pa., was host to a young alumni event on November 7, 2015. Demetrius Lindsey ’12, member of the ESU Alumni Association Board of Directors helped to plan the inaugural event that welcomed 25 alumni and friends.
Christine Donohue (D), a 1974 political science graduate of East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, was elected to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania on Tuesday, November 3. She is the first graduate of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education elected to serve on the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the oldest continually sitting appellate court in North America.
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania has collected fine, folk and self-taught art, as well as antiques, jewelry and other items of value, for a fundraising auction to benefit the university's Sterling Strauser Gallery. Material Culture, a nationally renowned auction house with over three decades of experience in the fields of art, antiques and collectibles from around the world, will provide auction services for this initiative.
The third annual One Book, One Campus program is focusing on a book that takes its readers on a thought-provoking journey through a fictitious world of cultural and racial alienation. “Your Face in Mine” by Jess Row tells the story of Martin Wilkinson, who pays a hefty sum to undergo something called racial reassignment surgery, to transform from a white Jewish man to an African American.
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Chills ran down her spine just from hearing the name: The Juilliard School. Kelsey Pulzone ’14 accepted a stage management internship at the renowned Juilliard last month. The Juilliard School of dance, drama and music was founded in 1905. With a mission to “provide the highest caliber of artistic education for gifted musicians, dancers, and actors from around the world,” Juilliard is the alma matter of famous actors including Robin Williams, Christopher Reeve and Christine Baranski.
Judith Carberry ’70, firm administrator of Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms, LLC, has been named the president-elect of the South Carolina Association of Legal Administrators (SCALA), an official chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA). The SCALA and ALA are leaders for the business of law, focused on the delivery of cutting-edge management and leadership products and services to the global legal community.
The Daytona State College District Board of Trustees announces the appointment of Dr. Thomas LoBasso as the seventh president of Daytona State College in Daytona Beach, Fla., effective June 2. He had served as interim president since January 2015. Prior to being named interim president, LoBasso held the position of chief operating officer and provost at the college. He brings to the institution’s top post a deeply rounded background in higher education leadership.
The East Stroudsburg University Foundation welcomes two new members to its Board of Directors.
Richard D. Santoro has been named Executive Director of the East Stroudsburg University (ESU) Foundation, effective June 1, 2015. The appointment was announced today by ESU Foundation Board Chair and Alumnus Robert Willever ’75. As Executive Director, Mr. Santoro will report directly to the ESU Foundation Board of Directors and will be responsible for providing strategic leadership and management for the joint fundraising efforts of the ESU Foundation and the Office of University Advancement including board relations, financial operations, investment management and administrative direction.
Beimfohr, a graduate student studying biology from Oxford, Pa., will be spending her summer studying frogs. She recently received a $1,000 Pennsylvania System of Higher Education (PASSHE) grant to help fund her research. Beimfohr applied for the grant, which is specific to graduate students, through ESU’s Foundation website.
Four recent graduates of East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania were commissioned as officers in the United States Army at the ROTC Commissioning Ceremony, which was held on Saturday, May 16 at Kings College.
The Spring 2015 edition of the Alumni Herald takes a closer look at all that’s been accomplished in the three-years since President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D., has taken office. Our online edition also features alumni who are doing amazing things around the world and, of course, campus news, upcoming events, news on Homecoming Weekend 2015, Class Notes, and more! CLICK HERE to enjoy the latest edition of the Alumni Herald.
The ESU Business Accelerator, Entrepreneurial Leadership Center, and Alumni Engagement Office are looking for innovative, creative, entrepreneurial alumni for the ESU Alumni Entrepreneur Network, which will connect ESU entrepreneurs to other alumni, students, faculty and the community for mentorships, internships, graduate assistantships, research collaboration and entrepreneurial programs.
Fourteen. That’s how many times East Stroudsburg University graduate student Sarah Khan rewrote the essays that accompanied her winning application for a prestigious Fulbright fellowship. Khan’s perseverance paid off, making her the first ESU student to be chosen for the highly competitive Fulbright U.S. Student program, which will enable her to spend nine months teaching at a university in Turkey.
East Stroudsburg University's athletic department will host five golf outings this summer to benefit the Warriors' programs, coaches and student-athletes. The schedules for the outings are here. Please visit the registration links to sign up, or for more information.
East Stroudsburg University alumni and friends gathered on Sunday, March 29, 2015, for the Annual Cherry Blossom Brunch held at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Va. Generations from across the decades gathered for social hour, a buffet brunch and to receive updates from campus from ESU President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D., and Mary Frances Postupack, vice president for Research and Economic Development.
ESU representatives hit the road this winter, visiting and connecting with alumni in the Sunshine State. ESU President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D., and Mary Frances Postupack, vice president for Research and Economic Development, brought that Warrior spirit south February 21-27, 2015, meeting alumni and friends of ESU at Florida events in The Villages, St. Pete Beach, Englewood and Don Pedro Island.
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|When East Stroudsburg University senior Steven Malvasi was 14 years old, he knew what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. A rough afternoon at track practice led a teenager with a scraped up knee to his first visit with an athletic trainer. Among the hours spent with his athletic trainer, along with a fascination for the human body and love for sports, Malvasi was hooked on the profession. |
| Caitlin Stuetz M’14, helped make history earlier this month when she joined seven other women to compete on bobsled teams internationally. The four women sleds, one American and one Canadian, broke the gender barrier by racing in the North American Cup in Parks City, Utah on February 7 and 8 as the only two all-women teams racing against male teams. |
Planning is well underway for Homecoming Weekend 2015 when Warriors of all generations return to campus to renew friendships and rediscover everything special about ESU! Mark the dates on your calendars. More information coming soon.
Comforted by shelves filled with hundreds of books, racks crowded with CDs, and natural oak walls that display photographs and art, Phil Woods, 83, takes a seat on his familiar couch and reflects on his life to date.
| || On February 4, Ochse brushed off his sneakers to complete his eighth Empire State Building Run-Up, where runners accept the challenge of climbing 1,576 steps to the top of the Empire State Building. He won the inaugural event in 1980, clocking a time of 12 minutes, 19 seconds. He won again in 1982, when he leaped to the finish line at 11:42. |
| || Michael T. Kane M’07 is the newest deputy director for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Eastern Pennsylvania District Office. In this position, he will help manage delivery of SBA programs and services to small businesses throughout the eastern 40 counties of Pennsylvania. |
| || Kristyn Fedich, who went by Kristyn Pede (her maiden name) when she received her bachelor’s degree in 2006 and then her master’s in 2011 from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, capped off last summer by writing a book. |
| ||ESU graduate students Rebecca Hayter of Belvidere, N.J., and Courtney Hulsart of South Amboy, N.J., are interning this summer with Sunoco, thanks to ESU alumnus Rob Marro ’81, who is the general manager of Sunoco’s Race Fuels Department as well as a temporary instructor in the business management department at ESU. |
| ||The Bogota School District of Bogota, N.J., announced their winners for the teacher of the year award for the 2012-2013 school year, naming alumnus Marc Sinclair ’08 as one of the three recipients. |
| ||For the sake of clarity, East Stroudsburg University calls its HRTM (Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management) program just that. But while you’ll be prepared for success in the areas of its acronym-defying title, for certain, it will also help you achieve an underlying goal implicit in those industries: HRTM will train you in the fine art of people caring. |