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  • East Stroudsburg University’s Upward Bound program was awarded a five-year $2,142,400 grant to help bridge the education gap for low-income, first-generation students. The funding, beginning the 2017-18 academic year, will support the development of students as they acquire the knowledge and skills needed to thrive academically in high school and succeed in college. Read more
    On July 15th a group of 25 students from two universities in China came to the United States for a three week program called the East Stroudsburg University Sport Science Symposium. The symposium, now in its third year, is specifically designed for the college students and professors of sport-related majors in the fields of physical education, exercise science, athletic training, health education, and sport management.Read more
    East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania has seen its share of changes in higher education since opening its doors in 1893, and many of those transformations will become part of the institution’s 125th anniversary celebration that begins this month. ESU’s year-long celebration that kicked off on January 22nd with a variety of activities taking place inside the University Center, located along Normal Street in East Stroudsburg.Read more
    Gina Scala, Ed.D., and Linda Van Meter, Ph.D., are doing everything in their power to bring awareness to the importance of mental health issues and suicide prevention to East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania students. On September 1st, 37 ESU student teachers along with four ESU staff members became certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid. Those individuals can now recognize the signs and symptoms and provide reassurance and information to those affected by mental health issues.Read more
  • Greg Cottrell In April 2016, 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, 2017 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
    ESU Athletic Logo East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania’s new face of the warriors is to be featured among the world’s best logos when the 10th edition of the book, LogoLounge is released. The forward-facing warrior logo that was launched in January 2017 and now represents all ESU athletic teams was among 40,000 logos that were submitted for consideration and only 2,500 made the cut.Read more
    There are veteran marine scientists who never get to see what’s called “Aleutian Magic” – a sudden feeding frenzy of humpback whales and sea birds in the Bering Sea near the Aleutian Islands south of Alaska. East Stroudsburg University junior Leah Bergman and Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Jay Hunt, Ph.D., saw the phenomenon twice while on a three-week research voyage this summer.Read more
  • Christopher Brooks, Dr. phil., associate professor of history, attended the 2017 Leon Silverman Lecture Series in Washington, D.C. with three East Stroudsburg University students. The lecture titled “Attorney General Robert H. Jackson and President Roosevelt” was delivered by Professor John Q. Barrett of St. John’s University School of Law.Read more
    Greek students at Project Turkey Project Turkey, a service initiative launched in 2015 with ESU’s Greek organizations and Linda Van Meter, Ph.D., director of counseling and psychological services, completed its third year at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. This year Project Turkey raised $9,131 to provide Thanksgiving turkeys to families in need in Monroe County.Read more
    Transfer Honor Roll Seal
    Eight colleges and universities in the Greater Lehigh Valley made Money magazine’s list of “best colleges for your money". The colleges were ranked based on 27 measures of educational quality, affordability, and alumni success. Other factors included graduation rate, peer and instructor quality, net price of a degree, student debt and loan risk, graduates’ earnings and average job skills.Read more
    Last summer 88 East Stroudsburg University students participated in Study Abroad programs. Many travelled in groups on faculty-led trips, while others set off on their own to take classes or complete an internship overseas. Read more
  • In the Pocono Mountains the importance of checking for ticks after spending time outdoors is critical. Pennsylvania leads the nation in Lyme disease cases and Lyme disease is the most common vector borne infection in the United States. Ticks, however, do not just seek out people and pets in Pennsylvania. In fact Lyme disease-carrying ticks are found in half of all U.S. counties. But today, with the support of EPA Enterprises, East Stroudsburg University will make the detection of Lyme disease easier – and faster - for people and their pets everywhere.Read more
    Josie Kraemer struggled so much in one of her psychology classes during her junior year at East Stroudsburg University that she almost quit school. A native of the Dominican Republic, Kraemer was a first-generation college student who had enrolled at ESU after years of working and raising a family. “You always have in the back of your mind, ‘I shouldn’t be doing this, I don’t belong here,’” said Kraemer. Thankfully, Assistant Professor Irina Khusid, Ph.D. kept encouraging her and she ended up with an A for the semester.Read more
    Two people studing wildlife in a Forest
    The exotic-looking spotted lanternfly has the potential to do serious damage to Pennsylvania’s vineyards, fruit trees and timber industry, which is why the research that Kelly Murman, an East Stroudsburg University graduate student, is doing is so important. Murman, a master’s degree candidate in biology, is working this summer with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture on a study that could help find ways to eradicate the lanternfly before it can spread across the state.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
  • Jenni-Lyn Williams was nearly eight months pregnant when she flew to Los Angeles to film an episode of the hit ABC television show “Shark Tank” in June. The show’s producers were worried that Williams, who graduated from East Stroudsburg University in 2009, wouldn’t be able to board a plane that close to giving birth. But there was no way she was missing the opportunity to be one of the show’s entrepreneurs competing for business deals and to promote her new company “Snarky Tea.”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
    Leah Bergman’s family enjoys the water. They spend much of their summer at the Jersey shore and like to pass the time fishing. It’s probably that time on the water that led Bergman, a junior from Coatsville, Pa., to her interest in marine science and eventually to East Stroudsburg University.Read more
    Transfer Honor Roll seal for 2018
    For the third year, ESU has been recognized by Phi Theta Kappa as a member of the 2018 Transfer Honor Roll, which identifies the top four-year colleges and universities in the country for creating dynamic pathways to support transfer students.Read more
Warrior Athletics
  • 2017 Women's Soccer Champions Freshman midfielder Haley Skove scored the game’s only goal in the 77th minute and senior goalkeeper Jules Harris made seven saves to earn MVP honors as ESU won its PSAC-record fourth straight women's soccer trophy with a 1-0 win at West Chester on November 4, 2017. The Warriors have won a PSAC-best six conference titles overall, including the last four under head coach Rob Berkowitz.Read more
    2017 Men's Soccer Champions Junior midfielder Jo Panuccio scored on a free kick 4:35 into the game, and junior Will Boerema made several key saves in the second half to earn PSAC Tournament MVP as ESU won the 2017 PSAC men’s soccer championship with a 1-0 win vs. Gannon. The PSAC title is the Warriors’ 20th in school history, and the first since 2007.Read more
    2017 Women's Lacrosse Champions Senior midfielder Emily Fitzsimmons scored three goals to earn PSAC Tournament MVP honors as ESU won its first PSAC women's lacrosse championship in program history with a 10-9 win over Mercyhurst on May 7, 2017. The Warriors also made their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance and finished with a 17-3 record.Read more
  • James Franklin playing football. James Franklin, a 1995 ESU graduate and former All-PSAC East quarterback for the Warriors, completed his fourth year as head coach at Penn State in 2017. Franklin has guided the Nittany Lions to 36 wins, including consecutive 11-win seasons, the 2016 Big 10 championship and appearances in the Rose Bowl and Fiesta Bowl the last two years.Read more
    Kelly Buyaskas
    ESU graduate Kelly Buyaskas, a four-year competitor on the Warriors’ women’s swimming team, was one of five student-athletes across the NCAA honored with the prestigious N4A Wilma Rudolph Student-Athlete Achievement Award in June 2017 for her perseverance in her fight against cystic fibrosis.Read more
    Sydney McCarthy
    Senior back Sydney McCarthy was named the 2017 NCAA Division II field hockey nominee for the Honda Collegiate Woman of the Year award. She is the third ESU field hockey player selected and second straight, following back Emily Howell in 2016. Forward Ashley Kocis was selected in 2006.Read More