ESU Invites the General Public to Attend Unveiling of New Liztech Pin to Commemorate Presidential Inauguration
The East Stroudsburg University Foundation proudly announces the release of a specially designed Liztech pin, “Great Expectations,” designed to commemorate the inauguration of ESU’s 13th president, Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D. Two hundred pins are being made by the East Stroudsburg artisans at Liztech Jewelry. The pins will sell for $65 with net proceeds to benefit ESU student scholarships. The official “unveiling” of the pin will take place during a reception at the Liztech Gallery on Crystal Street in East Stroudsburg on Tuesday, April 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. The event is open to the general public at no cost and light refreshments will be served.
“This is a historic event for ESU,” says Frank Falso, CEO and President of the ESU Foundation. “We are delighted to have this opportunity to partner with Liztech. Not only are we supporting the local economy, we’re raising money for our students!”
The name of the ESU pin, ‘Great Expectations,’ complements the general theme for ESU’s Inauguration: “Great Expectations speaks with many voices. It is Dr. Welsh’s message of her personal vision for East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania and its student body; it is the voice of every student who eagerly anticipates a bright and promising future; and it is the hope extended by members of campus and regional communities that the university will continue to grow, thrive and help others achieve greatness in their own right. As we prepare to celebrate the arrival of Dr. Welsh, which coincides with the university’s 120th year in 2013, we know that ESU remains an unfolding story with a rich history and endless possibilities.”
The story card that accompanies each pin gives a full description of its intended meaning: “The unique design symbolizes one’s personal opportunities for growth, success, and achievement, and speaks to ESU’s mission to offer every student a bright and promising future.”
The pin’s design has many unique qualities, according to Jill Elizabeth, owner and designer for Liztech Jewelry. “We wanted to embody the special logo being used for Dr. Welsh’s inauguration while also giving attention to the university’s school colors and the institutional vision to reach beyond what we expect of ourselves to do great things.”
Each pin will be individually gift wrapped in a Chinese carton and ready for gift-giving.
The unveiling reception at Liztech is being sponsored by the ESU Foundation and Liztech. Pre-orders are now being taken at Liztech and at the ESU Foundation offices located in the Henry A. Ahnert, Jr. Alumni Center on Smith Street in East Stroudsburg near the Kemp Library. Credit card pre-orders can also be made at www.esufoundation.org/esuliztech.
Now in its 29th year, Liztech Jewelry began in 1984 by recycling old costume jewelry and today has a mailing list of nearly 16,000 customers internationally. The Liztech line has different pin, earring and bracelet shapes that are all handmade at its location in East Stroudsburg. Many of the pieces are inspired by the American Southwest, Egyptian and Indian mythology.
For many years, Liztech has been helping local non-profit organizations raise funds with its unique jewelry. To date, 98 local fundraising initiatives have benefitted from Liztech’s expertise. The custom-made pins are designed especially for each organization. For more information about Liztech, visit www.liztech.com. For more information about this and other events taking place during Inauguration Week at ESU, visit esu.edu/inauguration/events.