Sprint Marketing Leader Named Emporia State’s New CMO

May 19, 2017

An Emporia State alumna with more than 15 years of experience in marketing and communications for a Fortune 100 company is the university’s next chief marketing officer. 

Since graduating from ESU in 2001, Kelly Heine has worked for Sprint where she has gained a wide range of experience including marketing and communication strategy development and execution. Most recently Heine has led a team responsible for marketing, internal and external communication, knowledge management, training, website, social media and events for Sprint’s Wholesale business unit.

“I am so excited that Kelly wanted to bring her years of experience with Sprint back to ESU to move our marketing to the next level,” said ESU President Allison D. Garrett. “Kelly understands all the wonderful pieces of Hornet Nation and the ESU experience that are just waiting to be shared because she herself is a great success story.”

During her time as a student, Heine was active in her sorority and Panhellenic council, was an ESU Ambassador and a student government representative and held on-campus jobs while earning a bachelor of fine arts in communication with a minor in business and a psychology cognate.

The Marketing and Media Relations department at Emporia States oversees the university’s website and social media channels, provides photography and graphic design services on behalf of the institution and for campus departments and works with local, state and national media. A significant project for the department each year is designing the campaign for ESU’s student recruitment efforts.

“I fell in love with ESU as a prospective student, and now I am even more impressed with the incredible amount of positive momentum happening within both the university and the City of Emporia,” Heine said. “I’m thrilled to be able to share how special the Emporia State University community truly is!”

A native of Garnett, Kansas, Heine is married to John and has an 11-year-old daughter, Hallie. She begins her new role June 5.

White Book Award Winners Announced

May 23, 2017

Unexpected friendships and following your dreams despite obstacles are common themes of the two winning titles in the 2017 William Allen White Children’s Book Awards.

Rent-To-Town Pioneer and Gas Businessman, Landowner to be Inducted Into Kansas Business Hall of Fame

May 19, 2017

A Wichita businessman who helped pioneer the rent-to-own industry and a gasoline company owner who at one time was the largest landowner in Kansas will be inducted next month into the Kansas Business Hall of Fame at Emporia State University.

I'm A Hornet From President Allison D. Garrett

May 11, 2017

A new Corky statue will greet graduates on Saturday during commencement ceremonies in White Auditorium. Undergraduate degrees will be conferred at 9:30 a.m., and graduate degrees will be conferred at ...

ESU Commencement Ceremonies are Saturday

May 10, 2017

Nearly 800 students are candidates for degrees during Emporia State University spring commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 13.

The Teachers College Honors Students at End-of-Year Banquet

May 5, 2017

Eighty Emporia State University students from The Teachers College and seven retiring faculty and staff members received special recognition at The Teachers College 33rd Annual Honors Banquet held the evening of May 5. Twenty-nine received outstanding student awards and 56 students were honored for achievement of a 3.8 grade point average or higher.

University Mourns Dr. Marshall 'Jack' Havenhill

May 5, 2017

Death has taken another cherished member of the Emporia State University Athletics Department.

Students Celebrate Arbor Day

May 2, 2017

When Emporia State students last week planted more than 30 new trees on campus, they were celebrating both Arbor Day and the university’s fourth annual Tree Campus USA® recognition.

Library Students Lead Discussion on Internet Privacy

May 2, 2017

Internet privacy was the topic during an event sponsored by Emporia State University and the Portland (Oregon) Student Chapter of the American Library Association last month. "Fight the Good ...

I'm A Hornet From President Allison D. Garrett

April 26, 2017

PHOTO Poet Laureate of KansasTM Congratulations to Kevin Rabas, chair of English, Modern Languages and Journalism, who was named Poet Laureate of KansasTM by the Kansas Humanities Council. Kevin will ...

Research and Creativity Day is Thursday

April 26, 2017

Over 200 students and faculty from ESU will particiate in Research and Creativity Day on Thursday. All events take place in the Memorial Union.

Patrick Martin Receives Highest ESU Faculty Honor

April 25, 2017

An art professor who practices what he teaches is the 2017 Roe R. Cross Distinguished Professor at Emporia State University. Patrick J. Martin learned of the honor during a surprise announcement in his 3D Dimensional Design class on Tuesday afternoon.

Kevin J. Rabas named Poet Laureate of Kansas

April 20, 2017

The Kansas Humanities Council has named Kevin Rabas, chair of Emporia State’s Department of English, Modern Languages and Journalism, the Poet Laureate of KansasTM, 2017-2019.

Emporia State Makes Way for Ducks

April 20, 2017

Eight Pekin ducks will call Emporia State University’s Wooster Lake home beginning Friday, April 21. The ducks will have their own houses and will eventually be named.

On Both Sides of the Common Good

April 18, 2017

To facilitate friendly discussion on the topics of progressivism, conservatism and the common good, two ESU faculty members Thursday night will participate in a debate-style forum titled “Progressivism, Conservatism and the Common Good: A Friendly Discussion?”

I'm A Hornet from President Allison D. Garrett

April 17, 2017

IAH April 12 Shepherd Scholars Congratulations to the new class of Shepherd Scholars, and our heartfelt thanks to the Shepherd Family, which continues to support these students. Women

Shepherd Family Continues to Leave Lasting Impact

April 17, 2017

In 1994, a $150,000 gift from Augusta Shepherd (BSB ’44 Business Administration) and her late husband, R. Hershel Shepherd, to the Emporia State Foundation established the Shepherd Scholars program. Annual and major gifts from Augusta, son Jim Shepherd, daughter Joyce and Craig French, daughter Judy and David Hawkins, and the family businesses have continued to grow the endowment ever since. Recently, they enhanced the Shepherd Scholars endowment with generous gifts in excess of the original gift amount.

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