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Retired Col. Laura Trinkle wears her Army uniform

Saturday Recognizes Veterans on ESU Campus

Nov. 2, 2021 Alumni

Veteran’s Day 2021 will be celebrated on the Emporia State University campus on Saturday, Nov. 6, with two special events — the annual Veterans Celebration followed by the dedication of a new Student Veteran Center on campus.

Cheerleaders and flags

Homecoming Festivities Unite ESU Alumni, Emporia Community

Oct. 18, 2021 Alumni

As Emporia State alumni return to campus for in-person celebrations, the university welcomes the Emporia community to also enjoy the special events. Homecoming 2021 begins Thursday, Oct. 21 and concludes with a matinee of the musical on Sunday, Oct. 24. In between these dates will be a celebration with a live concert, food trucks and a special announcement about Together, Forward, The Campaign for Emporia State.

Students Win Scholarship Essay Contest

March 10, 2021 Alumni

Two graduate students at Emporia State University have additional scholarship dollars after sharing how the university has changed their lives.

Poster reading: "Let's Celebrate, Founders Day 2021"

Celebrate Founders’ Day at ESU

Jan. 27, 2021 Alumni

Emporia State University will mark 158 years of educational excellence with its annual Founders’ Day celebration.

ESU Honors 4 Distinguished Alumni

Oct. 5, 2020 Alumni

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.

ESU Honors 3 Recent Graduates

Sept. 28, 2020 Alumni

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.

Photo of students Gaby Amparan and Jack Jewett holding giant scholarship checks

Students’ Essays Bring Scholarships

Feb. 21, 2020 Alumni

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 Founder's Day 2020 logo reading "Here & There, Hornet Nation is Everywhere"

Celebrate Founders’ Day at ESU

Feb. 11, 2020 Alumni

Emporia State University will mark 157 years of educational excellence with its annual Founders’ Day celebration.

Terry Family Recognized for Hornet Heritage by ESU Alumni Association

Feb. 4, 2020 Alumni

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.

312th band in Emporia

ESU Honors Veterans with Events Saturday and Beyond

Oct. 29, 2019 Alumni

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.