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Hornet Profiles

  • Alisha  Lyon
  • Alisha Lyon
  • A House Divided, Changed by Emporia State University
  • "I loved Emporia State more than I ever thought I would." read more
  • Derrek  Harter
  • Derrek Harter
  • Hornet From Day One, Now Flying High in Computer World
  • "I love Emporia State," continued Harter. "I’ve had so many good memories from ESU, but I think what I’ve enjoyed mostly is all the close personal connections that I made during college." read more
  • Ethan  Crapser
  • Ethan Crapser
  • Theatre, Band, Education, Endly Scholarship, and AVID All Match Up for Crapser
  • I picked Emporia because when I visited it felt like everyone was genuinely excited that I was even considering attending Emporia State, and it made the school seem like a place people wanted to be at. read more
  • Nakita  Elwood
  • Nakita Elwood
  • Non-Traditional Student Aims to Help Others
  • Nakita Elwood jokes about always nagging her son and two “bonus sons” about their grades, but now it is the boys' turn to nag. read more
  • Ikbal Ben Gaied Hassine
  • Ikbal Ben Gaied Hassine
  • Emporia State Student Meets President Obama
  • He joked about his white hair, saying he did not have any white hair when he came to the White House. read more
  • Travisray  Salyers
  • Travisray Salyers
  • Patterson Scholarship Winner Knew Since Sixth Grade He Would be a Hornet
  • Becoming a teacher was a goal Salyers developed in grade school, dating back to first grade. read more
  • Demico  Lockett
  • Demico Lockett
  • Role Model Seeking Title of College Graduate
  • Demico Lockett has held many titles in his lifetime. Student, manager, coach, barber, DJ, and soldier. The title he’s looking forward to most right now? College graduate. read more
  • Claudia  Gomez-Beltran
  • Claudia Gomez-Beltran
  • Change Comes Natural for M.B.A. Student
  • When Claudia Gomez-Beltran is asked the seemingly simple question of “where are you from?” it usually requires a not-so-simple answer. read more
  • Linda  Orear
  • Linda Orear
  • A Constant in Times of Change
  • While many things have changed at Emporia State University in the past 20 years, the support, guidance, and diligence provided by Linda Orear has been constant. read more
  • James  Patterson
  • James Patterson
  • Author James Patterson’s surprise gift benefits eight education students
  • Mr. Patterson chose Emporia State University as a recipient of his generosity because he was impressed with how The Teachers College is preparing the next generation of great teachers. read more

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