News Release

William Parrish, ESU Chief of Police, Honored by Monroe County Bar Association and NAACP

William Parrish, Chief of Police at East Stroudsburg University (ESU) and recently retired Chief of Police for Stroud Area Regional Police, will be honored by the Monroe County Bar Association (MCBA) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) on April 29 and 30, respectively, for his outstanding service and support of these community groups.

Chief Parrish will receive the MCBA’s Liberty Bell Award at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 29 as part of the Law Day ceremonies in Courtroom One of the Monroe County Courthouse.  Each year, MCBA’s Liberty Bell Award accepts nominations recognizing a man or woman in the community who has promoted a better understanding of the rule of law, encouraged greater respect for the law and courts, as well as stimulated a sense of civic responsibility.

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ESU Faculty and Staff Recognized for Years of Service

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania honored 63 employees for their service and dedication during the annual Employee Recognition Ceremony on April 27.  Employee service ranges from 10 to 40 years.

“It is great to see such a nice cross-section of campus represented during this year’s recognition ceremony,” said ESU President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D. “Some of this year’s honorees teach in the broad range of disciplines across the curriculum, while others provide administrative support services or student services, make sure this campus is in pristine condition or serve the campus by keeping our technology running smoothly.  The work by all of these individuals is important for both recruiting and retaining our students and in successfully fulfilling the university’s mission.”

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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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ESU Selects Graduate Commencement Student Speaker

Lacy Jones, a graduate student studying speech-language pathology, will be the student speaker for the graduate commencement ceremony on Friday, May 6 at 7 p.m.

Jones, who resides in Bangor, Pa., received her bachelor’s degree in speech-language pathology from ESU in 2014. Spending over 30 years battling with a stuttering disorder, Jones became interested in speech-language pathology to help others struggling with a speech impediment. But speech-language pathology was not always in her plans. After graduating high school, Jones attended the University of Pittsburgh as a computer science major.

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Students Travel to NYC and Receive Cultural Education

Sixteen East Stroudsburg University students traveled to New York City on April 20 for a lesson in heritage, humanity, dignity and hope — a day of Remembrance, according to Kimberly S. Adams, Ph.D., professor of political science.

“We wanted to provide students with cultural experiences outside of the traditional classroom setting,” she said.

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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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Relay for Life Breaks Records by Raising over $24,000

Over 700 people spent 12 hours in Koehler Fieldhouse on Friday, April 15 as a part of the seventh annual Relay for Life. The event, organized by Colleges against Cancer at ESU, raised over $24,000 for the American Cancer Society.

“We passed our goal by over $6,000,” Emily Creveling, a senior majoring in hotel, restaurant tourism management who is also chair of Relay for Life, said. “We are so excited that ESU gets to help so many more people through their treatment and help fund research to find a cure.”

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ESU Selects Student Speakers for Undergraduate Commencement Ceremonies

Katherine Reardon, a graduating English major and theatre minor from Rockaway, N.J., is East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania’s student speaker for the spring commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 7, at 8:45 a.m. in Koehler Fieldhouse, and Chantal Fulgencio, a graduating political science major and French and Spanish minors from Stroudsburg, Pa., is the student speaker for the spring commencement ceremony at 1:45 p.m.

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ESU Participates in Suicide Prevention Walk, April 23

Out of the Darkness, a national walk that raises money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, will begin at ESU at 12 p.m. on the front lawn of the Hoeffner Science & Technology Center, Normal Street.

Thirty percent of college students feel so depressed that they cannot function, according to a study done by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIH). This depression is what marks suicide as the third leading cause of death of young people.

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ESU Hosts Autism Walk, April 24

East Stroudsburg University’s (ESU) chapter of Autism Speaks U, a student organization that raises funds and awareness for Autism, is hosting a 5K walk/run on Sunday, April 24, beginning at 10 a.m. on the Shawnee-Linden quad on campus.

“All proceeds from the event go directly to Autism Speaks which supports autism research,” Rachel Wolf-Colon, Ph.D., assistant professor of speech-language pathology and club adviser to Autism Speaks U at ESU, said. “April is Autism Awareness month and our club is happy to contribute to this worthy cause.”

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