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.

The banquet opened with a Warrior Torch Run, as President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D., and Dr. Frank Pullo ’73 M’76 lit a torch which was passed to alumni and current students throughout Stroudsburg and East Stroudsburg, and ending at the rugby field. The torch was used to light the bonfire. Also at the banquet, the ESU Alumni Association recognized John Howard ’68, Donald Scheuer ’66, David Childs ’70, Kelly Jean Kemmerer ’07 M’11, and Carl Weigner ’58 as outstanding alumni for their professional contributions and service achievements. The banquet also served as the kick-off to the 50th reunion for the Class of ’68.

On Saturday, the Class of ’68 enjoyed a mimosa reception with President Welsh her residence followed by a tailgate class party. The Class of ’68 sponsors the International Student Travel Scholarship, for which $13, 900 has been raised so far.

Other tailgates were held throughout the afternoon, including the Class of ’58 and the Annual All Alumni Tailgate. The ESU’s men’s and women’s soccer teams hosted Gannon University. Kick-off for the football game was at 6:05 p.m. against Division II rivals Kutztown University. Later that evening, the Office of Multicultural Affairs hosted the Dr. Patricia Graham Legacy Step & Stroll Competition.

Homecoming Weekend concluded on Sunday with an All-Alumni Champagne Brunch and Planetarium & Wildlife Museum Tours with President Welsh.

See the Homecoming Weekend 2018 photos