ESU Success Stories

Upward Bound was Ladder to Success for ESU Alum

Jayleen Galarza grew up in a U.S. military family and lived abroad before her parents divorced and she and her siblings moved with their mother to the Lehigh Valley. The family was barely getting by before the divorce but afterward…

February 11, 2019 - No Comments - Read more

ESU Student Returns to Finish What She Started

On the morning of Saturday, December 15 – commencement day at East Stroudsburg University – Kayla Hahn received a text message from her father – “Are you sure this is really happening?” Hahn responded with a photo of herself in her graduation cap and gown “It’s really happening.”

December 18, 2018 - No Comments - Read More


ESU’s First Fulbright Scholar Learns and Teaches

Last spring, when the United States was preparing to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Dr. Sam Quainoo’s public policy and administration class had a spirited discussion about the pros and cons of that controversial move. At the center of that debate was Ghadir Aburokba, a Palestinian from Gaza, who is the first Fulbright scholar to come to East Stroudsburg University. Aburokba has been studying for her master’s degree in political science since arriving at ESU in August 2017. She graduates Saturday.

December 12, 2018 - No Comments - Read More


Mother and Daughter Power Team Graduate Together from ESU

Different majors, different goals, different stages in life. But mother and daughter Maria Ortiz-Cintron, 46, and Victoria Cintron, 22, from East Stroudsburg, have been in sync all the way through their college careers.  Both will receive their ESU bachelor’s degrees on December 15, Maria in communications and Victoria in Spanish. Both are Dean’s List students who have won academic awards. And both are focused, motivated and determined to excel.

December 7, 2018 - No Comments - Read More


Another Historic Season for ESU Field Hockey Ends with 1-0 OT Loss to Shippensburg in DII Final

East Stroudsburg University’s quest for a second Division II Field Hockey Championship in the last four years came up one goal short.

December 1, 2018 - No Comments - Read More


ESU Field Hockey Blanks Pace 3-0, Advances to DII Title Game

For a second time in four years, ESU will compete for a Division II Field Hockey Championship.

November 29, 2018 - No Comments - Read More


Duke Ellington Nutcracker Suite Returns to ESU

Whether you know the story of “The Nutcracker” or not, you certainly know the music, and at this time of year the child in everyone can embrace that message of magical wonderment: Only those who believe can see.

November 21, 2018 - No Comments - Read More


Biodiversity 101: Professors Bring Back Lessons from a Pristine Rainforest

Three East Stroudsburg University professors traveled deep into the largest pristine rainforest in Central America in part to see the elusive Harpy Eagle, the world’s most powerful raptor that is so distinctive it was the inspiration for the phoenix in the Harry Potter movies.

November 12, 2018 - No Comments - Read More


Students Prepare for Special Olympics

Students and faculty from ESU’s departments of special education and rehabilitation and sport management are joining forces to put together the 2018 Monroe County Special Olympics Fall Invitational.

September 27, 2018 - No Comments - Read More


After Five Years of Knocking on Doors, ESU Continues To See Value In Good Neighbor Visits

When the new academic year kicked off on August 27 at ESU, it wasn’t just the students who would learn more from their interactions.

September 13, 2018 - No Comments - Read More