Dale Cushinberry is a retired educator living in Topeka. An ESU alum, he earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary and secondary education in 1970, a master’s in school counseling in 1972 and his certification in school administration in 1974. He worked as a K-12 grade teacher, counselor and administrator before serving seven years at Washburn University as a professor and administrator. During his undergraduate days at ESU, Cushinberry played on the Hornets basketball team; he was named an All-American in 1968 and 1969. He has served of the ESU Foundation board of trustees and is a member of the Athletic Hall of Honor.