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  • Robert Ackerman, Ph.D., professor of speech-language pathology at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, was awarded the prestigious “Friendship Award” from Shenyang Normal University in Shenyang, China. The award is given to a person or group who demonstrates outstanding and long-term commitment to the values and mission of the university. At the recommendation of an ESU colleague, Dr. Ackerman and his wife, Gretchen, chose SNU to spend a semester teaching English in 1999. Read more
    Dr. Quainoo, along with two ESU students, attended the 16th World Summit of Nobel Laureates from February 2-6 in Bogota, Colombia. Quainoo, who also took part in previous summits in Poland, South Africa and Spain, participated in workshops with other students led by leaders from around the world, including the presidents of Colombia, Costa Rica and Poland. The Summit's goal is to find viable ways to bring about peaceful resolutions to conflicts around the world.Read more
    Leila Bouchekouk Since a summer trip in 2013, chemistry and Spanish major Leila Bouchekouk has returned to the United Nations eight times. Twice she was invited to speak. The first time she spoke, she was inspired by Malala’s message and talked of the impact of her own education and her personal identity. Bouchekouk’s parents emigrated from Algeria long before she and her siblings were born. They left behind their education and families to flee a civil war. On September 16, chemistry and Spanish major Lelia Bouchekouk returned to the UN for International Peace Day 2016.Read more
    3D printed flower
    Darlene Farris-LaBar has loved creating and making items for as long as she can remember. As a little girl, she tinkered with her mom's sewing machine after school when she wasn't taking a watch apart just to see if she could put it back together. As decades have passed, Farris-LaBar's knowledge has drastically increased, and she has made a name for herself in the 3D printing world.Read more
  • Greg Cottrell Last April, the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education approved a doctor of education in Educational Leadership and Administration for East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. The 60-credit Ed.D. is the first doctorate program in the 124-year history of the institution. On Wednesday, March 22 Greg Cottrell was the first student to defend a dissertation for ESU’s doctoral program. His findings support the guiding hypothesis that there are educational benefits associated with providing teachers access to comprehensive learning analytics reports associated with their students.Read more
    Cristi Marchetti Meet four students who are taking their Warrior Spirit with them as they graduate from ESU as they begin the next step in their life’s journey by attending graduate or professional school or starting a new career.Read more
    Nursing ESU/NCC
    Alan Reed, an East Stroudsburg University graduate from the class of 2013, found success as an entrepreneur with the help of ESU’s Business Accelerator. Reed launched his company Proud Development, LLC in 2015. The company develops web applications that generate revenue on a per-click basis. After working out of his kitchen for six months, Reed knew he needed a designated workspace where he could continue to grow his business. The Business Accelerator is a perfect fit for the young company.Read more
    Military Friendly School
    Eric Januszkiewicz came to East Stroudsburg University from New Paltz, N.Y. for two reasons: to continue his wrestling career and the reputable biology department. When he graduates this May, he’ll be leaving with three majors, two years of experience as a resident advisor, three years on the varsity wrestling team and countless accolades.Read more
  • DNA Lab Blaise Delfino’14 M’16, an East Stroudsburg University master’s degree candidate from Bethlehem, Pa., earned first place in the collegiate sector of the TecBRIDGE Business Plan Competition on April 27 at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Other finalist in the competition represented King’s College, Marywood University and Wilkes University. Delfino’s company, Fader Plugs LLC, created first of its kind, patent-pending adjustable earplugs. The design of the earplugs allows the wearer to adjust noise levels without taking the plug out of the ear.Read more
    Greek students at Project Turkey Project Turkey is underway on the campus of East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. The service initiative launched in 2015 with ESU’s Greek organizations and Linda Van Meter, Ph.D., director of counseling and psychological services. Last year Project Turkey exceeded their goal and raised $8,200 to provide Thanksgiving turkeys to families in need in Monroe County. On the heels of last year’s successful fundraising campaign, sororities and fraternities once again selected Project Turkey as their philanthropic initiative.Read more
    Transfer Honor Roll Seal
    East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania is among the top 65 colleges and universities nationwide being recognized by Phi Theta Kappa as a member of the 2017 Transfer Honor Roll, which identifies the top four-year colleges and universities for creating dynamic pathways to support community college transfer. Other institutions joining ESU in this honor include: Ohio State University, Iowa State University, the University of Arizona and University of Kansas.Read more
    This summer 88 East Stroudsburg University students will participate in Study Abroad programs. Many will travel in groups on faculty-led trips, while others will set off on their own to take classes or complete an internship overseas. Read more
  • Student working in the Stratasys Super Lab One of the first three in the world. It’s hard to imagine those odds, but at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) it’s a reality as the University’s G3 Design Lab celebrates its first semester as a Stratasys Super Lab, one of the first three in the world. When Stratasys, a corporation that leads the world in 3D printers, launched the J750 3D printer in 2015, the company provided only three universities in the world with the new printer: East Stroudsburg University, Columbia University and New York University. This technology now provides ESU students with state-of-the-art experiences in the exciting field of additive manufacturing.Read more
    In the largest single grant ever awarded to East Stroudsburg University, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is giving $4 million to help transfer students complete their education at ESU in the fields of science, technology and math. The five-year grant for the project -- dubbed Clear Path -- provides scholarships for about 120 students who start their education at community colleges and transfer to ESU for bachelor’s degrees in such fields as biochemistry, physics, computer science and mathematics.Read more
    Susan Miller
    Seven East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania faculty members and over 70 graduate and undergraduate students attended the convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association held in Philadelphia in November. The event was attended by over 15,000 individuals seeking continuing education, networking, and job and educational opportunities. Read more
    East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania announced today that it has earned the 2017 Military Friendly® School designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM, and Military Spouse. First published in 2009, Military Friendly® Schools is the most comprehensive, powerful resource for veterans today. Each year, the list of Military Friendly® Schools is provided to service members and their families, helping them select the best college, university, or trade school to receive the education and training needed to pursue a civilian career. Read more
  • Project Turkey Two political science students of East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania’s college of arts and sciences will present research at the International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Science Studies at Harvard University in Boston, Mass., April 24 – 26. Kimberly S. Adams, Ph.D., professor of political science, informed political science majors Christian Colon, a senior from Bethlehem, Pa. and Leah Walsh, a junior from Scranton, Pa. of the conference. For her students, it is a chance to engage in meaningful discussions and showcase their talent. Read more
    Relay for Life In February 2016 East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania and Northampton Community College signed an agreement to accelerate the completion of Bachelor of Science in nursing degrees. NCC students who graduated from its registered nursing program can transfer seamlessly to ESU’s BSN program. This May, the first cohort of NCC students will graduate from ESU. Read more
    David Good
    They say it takes a village to raise a child. East Stroudsburg University junior Ashlyn Jackson knows that to be true. Growing up in Harrisburg she was member of First Zion Baptist Church and the Boys and Girls Club. Her family faced challenges, but these groups gave her a sense of community and never let her feel the weight of those challenges. She was the recipient of donated coats and gloves during cold winter months and a helping hand whenever needed all year-round. It is that sense of community that shaped Jackson into the person she is today and that continues to develop the person she strives to become. Read more
Warrior Athletics
  • 2017 Womens Lacrosse Champions Senior midfielder Emily Fitzsimmons scored three goals to earn PSAC Tournament MVP honors as East Stroudsburg University won its first PSAC women's lacrosse championship in program history with a 10-9 win over Mercyhurst on Sunday afternoon at Whitenight Field. Read more
    James Franklin playing football. James Franklin, a 1995 East Stroudsburg University graduate and former quarterback for the Warriors, will return to Pennsylvania as head football coach at Penn State University. Franklin, previously head coach at Vanderbilt University for the last three years, was named Penn State's 16th head coach. Read more
    Emily Howell
    East Stroudsburg University senior back Emily Howell has been named the 2017 NCAA Division II field hockey nominee for the Honda Collegiate Woman of the Year award. Howell (Bangor, Pa./Bangor) is a two-time NFHCA DII All-American first team selection and was named the PSAC Defensive Athlete of the Year. Read more
  • Womens 2016 soccer team Senior midfielder Shea Neal scored both goals, including the game-winner in the 64th minute, lifting East Stroudsburg University to its third straight PSAC women's soccer championship with a come-from-behind, 2-1 win over Kutztown at West Chester. Neal was named PSAC Tournament MVP for the third straight year for the Warriors (15-4-1), who become the second PSAC school to win three straight PSAC women's soccer titles, joining Lock Haven (1999-01). Read more
    Steve Morgan
    Senior Steve Morgan ended his memorable East Stroudsburg University career in fitting fashion on Friday, shattering his own school record in the 110-meter hurdles and earning second team All-America accolades at the 2017 NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships. Read More
    Kelly Buyaskas
    Many children take up swimming at an early age simply because it can be a fun way to escape the heat on a long summer afternoon. For East Stroudsburg University graduate Kelly Buyaskas, it was the start of a lifelong effort to prove her doctors wrong. Read more