Corky creator celebrates 100th birthday

January 19, 2015

There was cake. There were birthday cards. There were Emporia State University students sending greetings via YouTube.

When you're the creator of Corky the Hornet, Emporia State's mascot, and it's your 100th birthday, a party is definitely in order.

Paul Edwards was the focus of the celebration that took place Jan. 12 at the retirement community he now calls home in Santa Barbara, California.

Dr. Michael D. Shonrock, Emporia State's president, joined Tyler curtis, executive director of alumni relations, and Roy Mann, Emporia State Foundation director of development, in making the trip to California to celebrate Edwards' birthday.