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150th websiteChanging lives.

As we approach Emporia State University’s sesquicentennial, we are focusing on how the university has changed the lives of our students and alumni. How has your life changed as a result of your experience at Emporia State?

Our 150th anniversary provides us with a wonderful opportunity to tell Emporia State’s story. And Emporia State’s story is your story because you are Emporia State University. Emporia State isn’t a building, a sign, or a logo. It’s people—people just like you.

With over 60,000 living alumni and almost 100,000 alumni from our 150-year history, we have a lot of stories to tell. These stories are compounded when we think of the relationships our graduates have built both during and after their time at the university.

Take a moment and think of all the lives that have changed as a direct result of both attending Emporia State University and then entering the workforce after graduation. Think of all those school children who have been taught by a graduate. Think of all those customers our alumni have served. Think of all of those international exchange students who have experienced life in America here at Emporia State.

Think, think, think. Literally millions of lives have been touched by Emporia State University via our alumni and the work they do both in their homes and in their communities.

I encourage you to share your Emporia State story at our new website: Sharing your story relates Emporia State’s story to our current students, staff, and faculty as well as to other university constituents such as parents, legislators, and fellow alumni.

We have an amazing opportunity to harness the energy of our 150th anniversary to tell our Emporia State story. Our story is your story. Thanks for making this story so great.


Tyler Curtis

Executive Director, Alumni Relations