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Plymouth Rock partnership announced to provide alumni with discounted car insurance.

Plymouth Rock assurance

The  East Stroudsburg University Foundation and Office of Alumni Engagement is pleased to provide ESU alumni with discounted car insurance through its new partnership with Plymouth Rock Assurance. The discount program is currently available to ESU alumni in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut.

“An important part of the ESU Office of Alumni Engagement’s mission is to provide our more than 45,000 alumni with exclusive benefits and discounts that only come with being an ESU graduate,” said Rich Santoro, Executive Director of the ESU Foundation. “Partnering with Plymouth Rock gives our Warrior alumni a discounted option in car insurance and we’re pleased to further both our missions of supporting alumni in their lives beyond campus.”

Read more about Plymouth Rock partnership

The Alumni Herald Spring/Summer 2019

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 Alumni Herald online.

Chris Paradysz Presents at President’s Distinguished Entrepreneur Speaker Series on Wednesday, March 27

Chris Paradysz, Co-CEO and founder of PMX Agency, a consumer-first performance marketing agency for today’s leading global brands, was the featured speaker at the East Stroudsburg University President’s Distinguished Entrepreneur Speaker Series on Wednesday, March 27. Mike Visceglia, bassist at Kinky Boots on Broadway joined Paradysz for the evening as a special guest presenter. Chris and Mike discussed “The Power of Creativity to Solve Problems” and led the audience on a musical journey to discover their inner creativity.

Love is in the air at East Stroudsburg University!

It’s time to share our stories of love. The ESU Office of Alumni Engagement received more than 50 love stories that began at ESSC/ESU. On Cupid’s special day, we’re smitten, too, and are happy to share these wonderful stories with you.


Do you want the title as the ESU Alumni sweethearts of 2019?

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, 2019 for your chance to win a package with ESU items and for the title as ESU's Alumni Sweethearts.


ESU Alumna takes on Shark Tank

ESU alumna, Jenni-Lyn Clark Williams ’09  first appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank in November 2017 when she landed a deal with two sharks. Jenni-Lyn returns to the show this Sunday, January 27 for a Shark Tank Update! Be sure to tune in to see the latest from her business Snarky Tea.


2017-18 Annual Report recognizes donors, shows increase in awarded scholarships, provides updates on special campaigns

The East Stroudsburg University Foundation’s 2017-2018 Annual Report and Honor Roll of Donors, “Breaking Ground,” has been released, reflecting a successful year as the Foundation continues to build upon its commitment to provide the best educational experience to ESU students at a reasonable cost.


Congratulations to Vic Fangio '80 on becoming the new head coach for the Denver Broncos!

Vic Fangio, a 1980 graduate of East Stroudsburg University, was announced Thursday as the new head coach of the Denver Broncos.

Fangio, who spent the past four seasons as the defensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears, becomes the second ESU graduate to lead an NFL team. He joins Fred O'Connor '62, who served as interim head coach for the San Francisco 49ers in 1978.



The passing of First Lady Barbara Bush had a unique impact on this ESU alumnus

It was a short flight from Andrews Air Force Base to the Naval Observatory Landing Zone.  Marine II was bringing Second Lady Barbara Bush back to her new home in Washington, DC.  Tom Petro ’72 was a Special Agent with the U. S. Secret Service and assigned to the Vice-Presidential Protective Division.


The countdown to Florida has begun!

Join ESU President Marcia Welsh, Ph.D., the ESU Foundation, and the ESU Office of Alumni Engagement for the 2019 Alumni and Friends Florida Events Tour. Take a look to find which of these events is close to you.


NEW EDITION! The Fall/Winter 2018 Alumni Herald

As the first African-American to graduate from East Stroudsburg Normal School, Mary Gertrude Smith Boddie’s education reached far beyond her own life, positively affecting others, including her own children and step-children. In this issue of the Alumni Herald, step back in time with Mary Gertrude’s granddaughter, Cynthia Boddie-Willis, and discover a family legacy that transcends decades.

This issue also features ESU’s 125th Anniversary Celebration, says farewell to a longtime Warrior, plus plenty of alumni features, news from campus, Class Notes and athletic updates. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and nestle in with the Fall/Winter 2018 edition of the Alumni Herald magazine.


Make your end of year gift to the Warrior Fund by Dec. 31st!

As you plan your year-end charitable giving, we hope the East Stroudsburg University Foundation is on your list of philanthropic priorities. Please support the Warrior Fund (link to Warrior Fund page?) by giving the gift of education to an ESU student today.

3rd Annual Holidays in Bethlehem event in Bethlehem

ESU President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D.,  alumni, faculty and friends of East Stroudsburg University gathered to celebrate the 3rd Annual Holidays in Bethlehem event at ESU’s Lehigh Valley Center in Bethlehem, Pa. The evening kicked off with a performance by the East Stroudsburg University’s Musical Theatre Organization (MTO) as part of the Downtown Bethlehem Association’s Live Advent Calendar at the Goundie House.


Memories Captured: 125th Anniversary Celebration video

East Stroudsburg University’s 125th Anniversary Celebration on Oct. 25, 2018, at Terraview at Stroudsmoor Country Inn. This once-in-a-lifetime event raised more than $175,000 in support of student scholarships and provided a magnificent backdrop to honor Robert M. Moses, William B. Cramer, Esq., and the R. Dale and Frances M. Hughes Foundation with inaugural President’s Distinguished Medals.

Warriors of all ages return for Homecoming 2018

Warriors of all ages were invited to celebrate Homecoming 2018, “Our Legacy,” Oct. 5-7, 2018. The weekend began on Friday with a campus bus tour, the annual remembrance day program, the Annual Alumni Awards and All-Alumni Reunion Banquet, and the traditional warrior bonfire. 

Troiani-Sweeney Endowed Fund Lecture Series Held at ESU

The Troiani-Sweeney Endowed Fund Lecture Series at ESU was held in the Niedbala Auditorium on Thursday, October 19.

This year’s keynote address by Rebecca M. Edelmayer, Ph.D., was titled “Past, Present, and New Horizons in Alzheimer’s and Dementia Research.”

ESU Partners with Community Groups to Map Places of the Heart

Geographical maps can give people the lay of the land and road maps tell them how to get to where they want to go. Now East Stroudsburg University has launched a project creating maps that show the places people in the Stroudsburg and East Stroudsburg area care about.

Alumni to be honored on Homecoming Weekend

The East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania 2018 Annual Alumni Award and Reunion Banquet is scheduled for October 5, 2018, at Terraview at Stroudsmoor Country Inn. This event, open to all alumni and hosted by the ESU Alumni Association, will honor alumni who have achieved excellence in their field. Read about the award winners and their accomplishments. 

ESU Alumni Association names five new board members

Frank Johnson ’74, East Stroudsburg University Alumni Association president, has announced the appointments of five new members to its Board of Directors.

Kathleen Kirkwood ’95 of Shawnee On Delaware is currently a substitute teacher at Moravian Academy in Bethlehem. Caitlin Ord ’07 M’08 of Stroudsburg is the assistant field hockey coach at ESU. Glenn Clark ’74 of Claymont, Del., is the owner and president of Rockwood Programs. Clark is also owner of the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks indoor football team. Keith Fisher ’91 of Washington, D.C., is a senior financial management analyst for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Avram Friedman ’81 of Chalfont is the owner of Friedman’s Corporate Apparel. Their terms began on June 23, 2018.

ESU graduates become cultural ambassadors

It may be a little intimidating. There may be some nerve-racking moments now and then.

But nearly every East Stroudsburg University student who has been recruited by the Ministry of Education and lived and worked in Spain, where they served as cultural ambassadors, describes the experience as life-altering.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Alumni Chapter holds first event

On Thursday, June 28, 2018, the ESU Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Alumni Chapter kicked off their first and very successful event at Backyard Ale House in Scranton, Pa. 


Enjoy the Spring/Summer 2018 Alumni Herald

Alumni Herald

Happy Birthday ESU!

East Stroudsburg University crossed a historic milestone in 2018 and is celebrating its 125th Anniversary in a big way. Historic displays, special events and more are on tap as the university revisits its remarkable past and sets sights on a bold future. This issue of the Alumni Herald takes a look back more than a century to a campus that’s evolved with the times and strives to set itself apart from so many others.

Also in this issue, we’ve got compelling alumni features and event wrap ups, news from campus, Class Notes, athletic updates and so much more.