ESU Success Stories

Student Government to Focus on Diversity and Inclusion

Being part of one of the most diverse student bodies among the 14 universities that make up the PASSHE system is a point of pride for Leila Bouchekouk, East Stroudsburg University’s new Student Government Association president. This year, she and other SGA leaders are making it a priority to ensure students from all races, religions, sexual orientations and backgrounds feel included and their voices heard.

September 6, 2019 - No Comments - Read more

ESU Students Get Creative at Crayola

At the iconic Crayola company — known for bringing color, creativity and crayons to children everywhere — ESU student Alex Ferraro put her own imagination to work.

August 13, 2019 - No Comments - Read More


ESU Students Study Abroad This Summer

What do you get when 17 college students spend three weeks in Spain? According to Esther Daganzo-Cantens, Ph.D., associate professor of Spanish at East Stroudsburg University, you get global citizens. This summer that’s exactly what was produced, when these students embarked on a three-week study abroad trip.

July 30, 2019 - No Comments - Read More


ESU Graduate Credits Tennis Coach for Second Chance at Life

Becky (Martin) Sieg, then 12 years old, told her mom, Kerry, that she was having chest pains after soccer practice. “They say to athletes who push themselves at practice that it’s, ‘no pain, no gain,’” Sieg recalled. “I said to my mom that I didn’t think I should feel like this, like I’m going to pass out from the chest pain.”

June 20, 2019 - No Comments - Read More


New Health Science Doctorate to Help Working Professionals Advance

In response to the needs of regional employers and the aspirations of area health professionals, ESU has created an innovative Doctorate of Health Science program that will enroll its first class this fall.

May 9, 2019 - No Comments - Read More


Pope Triplets Graduate Together

They don’t look alike. They have different majors. They are headed on different career paths. But what triplets Michael, Madison and Joshua Pope ’19 of Easton all share is drive, working hard, succeeding academically and graduating from East Stroudsburg University on May 11.

May 3, 2019 - No Comments - Read More


Adam Schmucker ’96 Named National Distinguished Elementary Principal

“It’s a community event,” says Adam G. Schmucker ’96 of his approach to leading Trumbauersville Elementary School in Quakertown, Pennsylvania. That is the key to why Schmucker was recently named Pennsylvania’s National Distinguished Principal by the National Association of Elementary School Principals — leading a community of students, teachers and staff who talk to each other, and who listen and are receptive to each other.

April 25, 2019 - No Comments - Read More


Students Study Ecosystems in Costa Rica and Compete in Annual Soccer Game

Over spring break, the Biology of Tropical Ecosystems class at East Stroudsburg University took its annual study abroad trip to Costa Rica, accompanied by professors Thomas LaDuke, P.h.D., associate professor of biological sciences; Terry Master, Ph.D, professor of biological sciences; and Howard P. (Sandy) Whidden, Ph.D. professor of biological sciences.

April 17, 2019 - No Comments - Read More


ESU Grad Students Assess Needs of Food Pantries and Their Clients

When Clare Lenhart, Ph.D., associate professor of public health at ESU, sat down with graduate assistant Ivan Mendoza, of Sheffield Village, Ohio, to crunch the numbers from a needs assessment of community food pantries, they found some scary statistics.

April 10, 2019 - No Comments - Read More


Launching a Leader, ESU Junior Earns Prestigious Internship in Global Finance

Makenley Jean ’20 is pretty modest, and it is hard to get him to talk about himself. So we will have to let the people who know him do it for him: “He is a leader.” “A self-starter.”  “Driven. Focused. Eager to learn.” “He is going places.” “A great role model.”

March 8, 2019 - No Comments - Read More