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Shepherd Family Continues to Help Emporia State Students

May 9, 2019

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Emporia State’s newest Shepherd Scholars brings the total to 300 students helped by the generosity of Augusta Shepherd (BSB ’44 Business Administration) and her late husband, R. Hershel Shepherd. 

With annual and major gifts from Augusta, son Jim Shepherd, daughter Joyce and Craig French, daughter Judy and David Hawkins, and the family businesses, the initial $150,000 gift in 1994 has grown.

Each year since 1995, the Shepherd Scholars Program has honored Emporia State's most outstanding students, as determined through a robust and competitive application process. The students and the Shepherd family met during a luncheon before the awards were presented.

The 12 newest ESU Shepherd Scholars, their hometowns and majors are: 

  • Corryn Anderson, Quinter, history
  • Kelsi DeLong, Olpe, nursing
  • Elisabeth Evans, Galva, mathematics education
  • Victoria Goetzinger, Augusta, sociology
  • Bailee Kober, Auburn, nursing
  • Joseph Lane, Emporia, art
  • Andrea L’Ecuyer, Morrowville, elementary education
  • Carissa McAfee, Winchester, marketing
  • Cyrielle Peyroche, Lyon, France, political science
  • Caylie Ratzlaff, Emporia, English education and social science education
  • Derek Reese, Clyde, biochemistry and molecular biology
  • Maggie White, Moscow, mathematics education

Eligible students have maintained a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0, meet, at a minimum, the traditional definition of "Junior" classification by having completed at least 60 credit hours at the time of application, and have at least two semesters' worth of coursework remaining before graduation.






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