Alumni selected for annual awards presentation

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.

John Howard ’68 of Baltimore, Md., will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award, given to graduates whose achievements in their field have distinguished them on a national or international level. Howard was an associate judge for over 10 years, Baltimore City Circuit Court, 8th Judicial Circuit.

Donald Scheuer ’66 of Fort Washington, Pa., was selected to receive the Excellence in Education Award, given to graduates who have demonstrated superior teaching ability and extraordinary commitment to students at the elementary, secondary, or college level. Scheuer spent more than 44 years teaching at the Haverford School as a mathematics specialist responsible for curriculum development and teacher training. He is the recipient of over 40 awards for his work in the classroom.

Carl Weigner ’58 of Branchburg, N.J., will receive the Jim Barniak Award, which is given to graduates who have made athletic achievements post-graduation. Weigner has been a teacher, coach, and athletic director throughout the state of New Jersey since 1958 and is the president of the Skyland Conference Ice Hockey Tournament.

David Childs ’70 of Stroudsburg, Pa., was selected to receive the Helen G. Brown Honor Award, given to graduates whose accomplishments honor the university. Childs has been a teacher in the Health and Physical Education Department at Warren Hills Regional High School, Washington, N.J., and developed the Wilderness Experience Program at Wilderness Hills.

Kelly Kemmerer, ’07 M’11 of East Stroudsburg, Pa., will receive the Young Alumni Achievement Award, which is given to graduates who demonstrate exceptional ability and have made significant strides in their chosen profession. Kemmerer is the executive director of Monroe County Habitat for Humanity and was the 2014 recipient of the Community Fundraiser Award.

In addition to the presentation of alumni awards, the Class of 1968 will kick off the celebration to their 50th Anniversary Reunion.

For more information on the 2018 Annual Alumni Awards and Reunion Banquet, contact Leon John at 570-422-3194 or   

See the Homecoming Weekend 2018 schedule of events.