Four Emporia State alumni have proven that even in a year of uncommon changes and challenges, some things never change: The successes of ESU graduates in unusually diverse fields.
The Emporia State University Alumni Association will turn to virtual tools to honor three alumni who graduated within the past decade. The 2020 Outstanding Recent Graduate honorees are flourishing in their jobs, both in the Great Plains region and halfway around the world in the country of Georgia.
Two Emporia State students who believe in serving others and giving back have won scholarships in an annual essay contest. Jack Jewett of Wichita received $1,000, and Gaby Amparan of Liberal received $863 at today’s ESU Founders’ Day celebration.
Emporia State University will mark 157 years of educational excellence with its annual Founders’ Day celebration.
An important and influential family with an Emporia State family legacy is being recognized this weekend at the ESU basketball game. Paul and Odessa Terry didn’t merely dream that all eight of their children would graduate from college; they expected it. The children didn’t disappoint and, as a result, the Terrys will be honored as a 2020 Hornet Heritage Family by Emporia State University’s Alumni Association on Saturday, Feb. 8, during the Hornets’ home basketball game.
A flag ceremony featuring an ESU alum and retired soldier, a U.S. Army band and free admissions for active and retired military to the Hornet football game are just some of the events honoring veterans on Nov. 2, as Emporia State University helps kick off the All Veterans Tribute in Emporia, the Official Founding City of Veterans Day.
Congratulations to alum Dathan Fischer (BSE Elementary Education 2003; MS Educational Administration 2010), who was named Assistant Principal of the Year by the Kansas Association of Secondary School Principals. Dathan is in his first year as head principal at Emporia High School where he served as assistant principal then associate principal.
Five Distinguished Alumni and three Outstanding Recent Graduates will be honored at Emporia State during the Black & Gold Gala on Oct. 18, which kicks off the 2019 Homecoming weekend.
While ESU alumni return to the Hornets’ Nest for Homecoming, the campus welcomes the Emporia community to enjoy the special events. Homecoming 2019 begins Wednesday, Oct. 16, with the first event organized by students and concludes with a matinee of the musical on Sunday, Oct. 20.
Emporia State University will mark 156 years of educational excellence with its annual Founders’ Day celebration.