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Grimsley family selected for 2014 Hornet Heritage honors

September 17, 2014

The extended family of John William Grimsley and Anna Christianson Grimsley definitely has Emporia State University Hornet pride running through its veins. With 14 family members earning degrees from Kansas State Normal, Kansas State Teachers College and Emporia State University since 1919, the Grimsley family was an easy selection for Hornet Heritage Award honors in 2014.

The Grimsley family will be recognized during halftime of the Emporia State-Central Oklahoma football game Saturday, Sept. 20. Kickoff is 2 p.m.

The family connection stretches from Dr. Minnie Grimsley Miller, who earned a BSE in 1919 and served on the KSTC faculty as head of the Foreign Language department, to Sam Bland and Cheyenne Savage, current Emporia State students. In between, the family boasts 19 former students, 14 degree holders, and three — Dale Grimsley, his wife Belle (Gates) Grimsley and their daughter, Lendi (Grimsley) Bland, interim director of leadership studies at Emporia State — who hold both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Emporia State.

“Recognizing a family whose ties to Emporia State span nearly 100 years is a special honor,” said Tyler Curtis, executive director of alumni relations.

The Hornet Heritage Family award, sponsored by the Emporia State University Alumni Association, annually recognizes a multigenerational family of alumni and former students who have maintained close relationships with Hornet Nation.

Celebrate Family & Friends Day on Saturday

September 16, 2014

Saturday is the perfect time to explore Emporia State University during Family The day kicks off with the John Blaufuss Scholarship Family Day ...

Coach Carter to present Bonner Lecture

September 12, 2014

Center for Leadership and Ethics dedicated at School of Business

September 12, 2014

The hallways of Cremer Hall echoed with the sound of Silent Joe ringing this afternoon during the dedication ceremony for the Koch Center for Leadership and Ethics at Emporia State University. ...

I'm A Hornet from President Shonrock

September 10, 2014

The Ring the Bell celebrations are meant to honor our generous donors and sound a voice of success to the Hornet Nation. Silent Joe

Rescheduled car show benefits scholarship fund

August 31, 2014

The 17th annual Super Custom Car Show on Saturday, Sept. 13, will benefit students at Emporia State University. The event was rescheduled from April and now falls on the same day as the Great American...

I'm A Hornet from President Shonrock

August 27, 2014

Werner Golling, new vice president for administration and fiscal affairs, recently completed his tour of Emporia. He has ridden his bike a total of 218 miles on each and every street in the city of ...

Emporia company creates state-of-the-art classroom

August 22, 2014

A unique partnership that nearly a decade ago propelled Emporia, Kansas, to the forefront of the renaissance in engraving arts is taking a leap forward with a gift of equipment and other enhancements ...

SLIM Welcomes New PhD Students

August 19, 2014

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