Trio applauded during Founders' Day


Gail "Pep" Shanelec, Kieth Hiesterman and John Summervill are winners of the 2010 University Service Citation awards.Three people recognized for their unique and significant service to their alma mater were honored during Emporia State University’s Founders’ Day celebration Feb. 15. Winners of 2011 University Service Citation awards are Kieth Hiesterman of Wichita, Gail “Pep” Shanelec of Ellsworth and John Summervill of Hutchinson.

Hiesterman (BA 1957) has held leadership positions on ESU Foundation committees and has been a member of the School of Business Council of Advisors. Active in the ESU Alumni Association’s South Central chapter and Sigma Phi Epsilon alumni group, Hiesterman continues to volunteer for activities sponsored by those organizations.

Shanelec (BSE 1950) is a retired high school teacher and football coach who continues to make Emporia State University known to students in the Ellsworth area. A member of the ESU Foundation Board of Trustees, Shanelec continues to support student recruitment efforts.

Summervill (BSE 1962, MS 1963) has continued his passion for students, their education and success during his years as a teacher, coach and athletic director. He coordinates Fan Fair, the annual ESU Alumni gathering on the opening night of the Kansas State Fair, and serves as a member of the ESU Foundation Board of Trustees.

The Founders’ Day luncheon celebrated the 148th anniversary of the establishment of Kansas State Normal school by the Kansas Legislature. Handling the ceremonial birthday cake-cutting duties were Laura McAntee, a member of the Kellogg Society, and Ashley McCullough, ESU Associated Student Government vice president.