Sixth Annual Scholarship Luncheon Celebration Connects Students with Donors
Student scholarship recipients gathered for their annual group photo following the Sixth Annual Scholarship Luncheon on Sunday, April 27, at the Stroudsmoor Country Inn.
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania hosted its Sixth Annual Scholarship Luncheon on Sunday, April 27, at the Stroudsmoor Country Inn, providing an opportunity for ESU student scholarship recipients to meet and thank their scholarship donors. Thanks to a generous sponsorship by the Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union, the university also welcomed nearly 100 parents and guests to the celebration.
Four speakers shared their experiences of giving and receiving, and the impact a scholarship has on a student, donor and family. Featured speakers included Robert M. Moses, director of residence life and housing at ESU; Katie McClure, a senior secondary education major from East Stroudsburg, Pa.; Michael Harris of Hamilton, N.J., and father of freshman student scholarship recipient Stephen Harris; and Frank M. Pullo, ’73 M’76, Ed.D., professor and chair of ESU’s sport management department.
Opening remarks were offered by Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D., ESU president, who thanked donors for their support and encouraged students to always remember this example of generosity.
“We work very hard to ensure that every student we enroll at East Stroudsburg University has the opportunity to succeed, to graduate and to become involved in our community,” said Welsh. “Thanks to our scholarship donors, students come to ESU with great expectations for their futures. Coming together for the annual scholarship luncheon allows students and donors to meet and share their experiences.”
Guiding the program was master of ceremonies La Shondra R. Cherry, a senior Spanish and communication studies major from Tobyhanna, Pa. Entertainment included selected performances from the Wizard of Oz by students Michael Lloret, a junior from Shawnee-on–Delaware, Pa., majoring in theatre, and Katherine Reardon, a sophomore from Rockaway, N.J., majoring in English.