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ESU Exceeds Initial Fundraising Goal

Oct. 22, 2021 Foundation

An ambitious fundraising campaign launched in the midst of a pandemic exceeded expectations, leaders of the Emporia State University Foundation announced during Homecoming 2021 activities on Friday, Oct. 22. Together, Forward: A Campaign for Emporia State will continue with a new stretch goal.

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Tiffany Wilson Named New ESU Alumni Director

Oct. 22, 2021 Foundation

At least one Emporia State alum has a bit more excitement during Homecoming 2021. Tiffany Wilson, who has served since 2018 as alumni programs coordinator for the ESU Alumni Association, is now the director of alumni relations.

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Hornet Hills Name of New ESU Disc Golf Course

June 10, 2021 Foundation

After soliciting naming ideas from Emporia State students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends, the new disc golf course on campus will be called Hornet Hills. The three people who suggested the name will receive gift cards to Dynamic Discs from company founder and ESU alumnus, Jeremy Rusco.

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Kossover Family Tennis Complex Construction Begins

Oct. 20, 2020 Foundation

Work has begun on Emporia State University’s newest building project — the $3.8 million Kossover Family Tennis Complex, a one-of-a kind facility for tennis in our region.

Blackbaud Data Security Incident

Aug. 5, 2020 Foundation

The information below relates to a data security incident involving Blackbaud, Inc., a service provider of the ESU Foundation.

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2020-21 Shepherd Scholars Announced

April 23, 2020 Foundation

The generosity of Augusta Shepherd (BSB '44 Business Administration) and her late husband, R. Hershel Shepherd, continues with Emporia State's newest Shepherd Scholars. 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.