ESU Success Stories

Award-Winning Senior Creates Mural for Local Resort

Many kindergarteners are proud to see their finger paintings displayed on the refrigerator. These early childhood exhibits are what fueled ESU senior Morgan Weissbach’s passion for art. “I was always interested in art,” she said. “It was one of those things that I just grew up doing,”

Today, Weissbach’s award-winning artwork has moved from her parents’ refrigerator to public exhibits in the Pocono region. This year, she took second place in the “Works on Paper” category in the Pocono Arts Council’s 2016 Members’ Exhibition and won “Best in Show” at the juried Student Art Association Exhibition at ESU’s Madelon Powers Gallery.

June 21, 2016 - One Comment - Read more

Alumna Reflects on Career with United Through Sport

East Stroudsburg University alumna Domineque Scott went to South Africa to work with the nonprofit group United Through Sport in an effort to change the lives of disadvantaged children there — what she found changed her life.

Scott, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2008 and a master’s degree in 2009, both in sport management, had been coaching field hockey at a private college when she decided she needed to look for new horizons.

June 6, 2016 - 4 Comments - Read More


Alumnus Lands Job with Minor League Baseball Team

Eager baseball fans line up outside the stadium, with tickets in hand, to see their Daytona Tortugas play America’s favorite pastime. A familiar voice greets them over the stadium speakers, a voice also familiar to East Stroudsburg University students. A former station manager at ESU’s college radio station, Cory Nidoh ’15 greets the incoming fans and welcomes them to another baseball game at Jackie Robinson Park in Daytona Beach, Fla.

When Nidoh graduated from West Scranton High School in Scranton, Pa., he believed his baseball career ended.

“I knew my baseball days were numbered,” he said. “But I still wanted to be a part of the game.”

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Microbiology Students Join Worldwide Crowdsourcing Effort to Tackle the Antibiotic Crisis

Imagine the power of thousands of minds, worldwide, all focused on a single, critical scientific research project — to discover new antibiotics.

Crowdsourcing science is a novel and highly effective tool, and students across the globe are tackling the research needed to combat the problems of antibiotic resistance and the diminishing number of effective antibiotics.

It is also a way to engage students in active, practical, hands-on, applied science.

May 11, 2016 - No Comments - Read More


Graduating Senior Returns from South Africa Internship

Not all East Stroudsburg University students study at Kemp Library, grab a bite to eat at the University Center or attend lectures inside of Stroud Hall. ESU senior Christine Munsell wasn’t even in the same time zone this academic year. Munsell, a rehabilitative and human services major, was studying 7,000 miles away at the Sarah Fox Children’s Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa.

May 3, 2016 - One Comment - Read More


The Circle by David Eggers Selected for Fourth Annual One Book, One Campus Program; Invites Community to Read with Us!

ESU President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D., announced today that ‘The Circle’ by David Eggers is the university’s selection for its One Book, One Campus program. In her remarks, Dr. Welsh, encouraged individuals and book club participants within the regional community to purchase a copy of the novel and to participate in planned book discussions with faculty, students and staff on campus and around town this fall.

‘The Circle’ is an engaging read about a fictional future and the power of social media. The book, chosen by a committee of students, faculty and staff, is timely, relatable and offers a unique perspective about the power of technology. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.

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Students Honored at 27th Annual Student Recognition Awards

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania hosted its 27th Annual Student Recognition Awards on April 24, where more than 50 students and student organizations were honored.

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Species of Insect Named for ESU Professor

East Stroudsburg University Biology Professor Matthew S. Wallace gained a bit of immortality recently and it comes with six legs, four wings and a talent for disguising itself. The newly named Selenacentrus Wallacei is a type of treehopper insect that was discovered by two entomologists from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

April 20, 2016 - 5 Comments - Read More


ESU To Announce Title Of One Book, One Campus Selection, April 22

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D. will announce the title of the 2016-2017 selection for its One Book, One Campus program on Friday, April 22 at 12:30 p.m. in front of the Hoeffner Science and Technology Center located on Normal Street in East Stroudsburg, Pa.

April 18, 2016 - No Comments - Read More


Nominations now Being Accepted for Annual ESU Alumni Awards

On behalf of the East Stroudsburg Alumni Association Board of Directors, the Office of Alumni Engagement invites you to nominate individuals for the 2016 Alumni Awards. The deadline to submit nominations is May 31, 2016.

April 15, 2016 - No Comments - Read More