ESU Success Stories

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


ESU Celebrates International Day of Women and Girls in Science

In a lecture hall in East Stroudsburg University’s Science and Technology Center elementary students watched as two household products created an “explosion”.

February 21, 2019 - No Comments - Read More


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