ESU Alumna Mary Ellen McNish, President and CEO of The Hunger Project, Addressed a Large Crowd During Thursday’s Lecture
Mary Ellen McNish, a 1968 East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania graduate and president and CEO of The Hunger Project, gave a presentation in Beers Lecture Hall on Thursday evening. Pictured from left to right: Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D., ESU president; Sam Quainoo, Ph.D., ESU political science professor; Aisha Abdus-Sabur, a political science graduate student from Tobyhanna, Pa.; McNish; Miranda Tripus, a freshman from Spring Brook Twp., Pa.; Jeff Weber, Ph.D., chair and associate professor of political science; and Efia King, a senior from Philadelphia, Pa., majoring in communication studies.
Mary Ellen McNish, an East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania graduate and president and CEO of The Hunger Project, addressed a large crowd for the presentation she gave on Thursday, March 6.
The night began with a reception for McNish, a 1968 alumna, at the home of ESU President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D., before she spoke to students, faculty and staff members and community members at Beers Lecture Hall. McNish began by briefly recounting her time at ESU and the women’s rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Her involvement in different activist women’s rights groups led to her helping women in impoverished areas of the world. When talking about her role now as the CEO and president of The Hunger Project, she spoke of the work that the group is doing throughout the world. She stated how equality for women is progress for all, and she emphasized how The Hunger Project empowers women and men in impoverished areas of Africa and Asia through education which gives them the ability to learn how to help themselves. She contends that by 2030 world hunger will be eliminated.
After her lecture, McNish met with interested students and discussed various opportunities available to them to serve others in the fight against hunger.