Art Piculell Establishes Endowed Professorships in Each of Three Undergraduate Colleges
October 9, 2017
An historic gift to Emporia State honors a former university president, launches the new Hornet Nation Rising fundraising initiative and propels current and future students to successful futures.
The Dr. John E. King Endowed Professorship, honoring Emporia State’s 11th president, in The Teachers College was made possible by Arthur C. Piculell’s gift of $500,000.
“We are on the heels of the most successful fundraising campaign in the history of Emporia State University,” said ESU President Allison Garrett on the new Hornet Nation Rising. “We are maintaining the momentum to continue to provide exceptional higher education opportunities for our students.”
Hornet Nation Rising includes four of the school’s most valued traditions and top priorities for continued advancement: student scholarships, campus facilities, Hornet athletics and endowed professorships.
With his gift, Piculell makes ESU history with a lifetime giving of $1.5 million, and is the first donor to establish endowed professorships in each of ESU’s three undergraduate colleges. In 2004, Piculell and his late wife, Dee, established a professorship in the name of Dr. Herman B. Baehr in the School of Business. Again, in 2014, Piculell established a fund in memory of Dee and named for Rosamond Hirschorn in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
These professorships will continue the reputation of excellence and student success that has been drawing attention to Emporia State. Just last month, the university was recognized as a College of Distinction for demonstrating innovative application of high-impact education.
“Like our recent graduates, Art Piculell and his late wife, Dee, are Emporia State success stories,” said Garrett. “We cannot thank them enough for giving back to their alma mater and helping the next generation succeed.”
Read more about Hornet Nation Rising as well as Art Piculell and John King at www.emporia.edu/rising.
Exploration of Teaching/Education Careers Offered
October 5, 2017
Kansas high school students looking toward the future have the opportunity to see whether they want to be among the future generation of teachers, coaches, counselors, education researchers, speech therapists — every profession that begins with a degree in education. And those repeating attendance at the Kansas Future Teacher Academy will find a new experience.
The Work of Honoring Educators
October 4, 2017
The Kansas Master Teacher program, which has been honoring teachers for 65 years, recently updated the criteria by which teachers are selected for the award. The program is based out of The Teachers College at Emporia State University.
ESU Earns National Accolades
September 19, 2017
Emporia State University is the only public university in Kansas to have earned national recognition as a College of Distinction, an honor for universities demonstrating innovative application of high-impact education. In addition, in the Best Colleges 2018 guidebook by U.S. News and World Report, ESU is ranked No. 2 in lowest student debt of all Midwest regional universities.
Kansas Literacy Week Proclaimed by Governor
August 21, 2017
On Friday, Aug. 18, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback declared the week of Sept. 3 through 9 Kansas Literacy Week as a result of efforts put forth by the Kansas Masonic Literacy Center and Emporia State University. Kansas Literacy Week coincides with Library Card Sign-up Month, National Read a Book Day (Sept. 6), and International Literacy Day (Sept. 8).
STEM Learning in the Summer Time
July 14, 2017
Kansas teachers are working with students in rural parts of the state this summer to increase student learning in key areas.
National Teachers Hall of Fame Induction Week Begins Tuesday
June 16, 2017
Emporia is getting ready to roll out the red carpet next week for the five new inductees into The National Teachers Hall of Fame as activities are in place for the 26th induction ceremony.
2017 Distinguished Alumni Announced
June 7, 2017
Leader of an SEC athletic program. A nationally known accounting expert. Kansas Superintendent of the Year. An advocate jailed while fighting for the Americans with Disabilities Act. Founder of the Travel Channel.
Emporia State Names Four University Service Citation Honorees
June 1, 2017
Four Emporia State alumni will be honored with the 2017 Service Citation Award during the annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Saturday, June 3.
The Teachers College Honors Students at End-of-Year Banquet
May 5, 2017
Eighty Emporia State University students from The Teachers College and seven retiring faculty and staff members received special recognition at The Teachers College 33rd Annual Honors Banquet held the evening of May 5. Twenty-nine received outstanding student awards and 56 students were honored for achievement of a 3.8 grade point average or higher.
Check out our students' achievements and accomplishments on Emporia State's meritpages.com site