ESU Success Stories

Early Job Search Pays Off for ESU Grad

As East Stroudsburg University students began fall classes, Zhaoyuan Guo M’16 had advice for the seniors and graduate students: Don’t wait until graduation to start your job search.

Guo, who earned her Master of Education in instructional technology from ESU in May, was hired a month later by System One, one of the largest professional staffing firms in the country, to work with a client, The Hershey Company. As a contractor, Guo develops online lessons that teach employees how to perform different tasks for the company.

October 18, 2016 - No Comments - Read more

ESU Wins $4 million National Science Foundation Grant for Scholarships and Research

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.

October 12, 2016 - 3 Comments - Read More

Patrick Steidle: ESU Alumnus and Stanley Cup Champion

Photo Caption: from left: Patrick Steidle shows off the 2016 Stanley Cup while wearing an ESU Athletic Training shirt, Steidle on the ice the night the Pittsburgh Penguins won the championship, Steidle holding the Stanley Cup with fellow ESU alumni…

September 28, 2016 - No Comments - Read More

Theatre Alumnus Lands Apprenticeship with Shakespeare Company

Jamil Joseph defines “summer fun” differently than most people. A May 2016 graduate of East Stroudsburg University’s Theatre Department, Joseph spent 12 weeks in Massachusetts in intensive study as part of the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s Apprentice program.

Based at Babson College in Wellesley, Mass., the program’s 26 apprentices took classes in movement, voice and Shakespearean text analysis. They also received individual coaching. The apprentices performed in one of two Shakespearean plays, Cymbeline and Measure for Measure and supported the company’s main production of Love’s Labour’s Lost, presented on Boston Common.

September 21, 2016 - No Comments - Read More

With Socks and Service, Students Enhance the Community

This summer Mazure contacted manufacturers nationwide to find the company to produce cost effective, high quality socks.

The socks will debut at the ESU Community Service Fair on Thursday, September 15. Students, faculty, staff and community members will have the opportunity to purchase two pairs of socks with the intent of keeping one pair and donating the other to charity. “It’s a great way to get people to make a conscious decision about where they donate,” Mazure said.

September 14, 2016 - No Comments - Read More

Alumna Earns Fulbright Award, Heads to Northern Ireland

Christi Marchetti

For the second year in a row, a member of the East Stroudsburg University Warriors family has earned a Fulbright award, one of the nation’s most prestigious fellowship programs for teaching and studying abroad.

Cristi Marchetti M’04, a Lehighton Area High School English teacher, was chosen for the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program which will enable her to work with students and conduct research at Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, for four months next year.

July 14, 2016 - One Comment - Read More

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 - 2 Comments - 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.”

May 20, 2016 - No Comments - Read More

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