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News in 2020


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.


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President Garrett Elected NCAA DII Presidents Council Vice Chair

Jan. 28, 2020 Administration

Emporia State University President Allison Garrett was elected vice chair of the NCAA Division II Presidents Council at the conclusion last week of the NCAA’s annual meeting. Garrett joined the Presidents Council at its April 2017 meeting.


Students Take Honors from Regional Theatre Festival

Jan. 28, 2020 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

The Emporia State University Theatre program was well-represented at Festival 52 of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region V. The gathering was held in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the week of Jan. 19 through 25.


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Campus Buzz From President Allison D. Garrett

Jan. 22, 2020 Administration

Carly Bowden, an Emporia State alumna who was inspired in high school to become a math teacher, won a $25,000 Milken Educator Award on January 9. Bowden (BSE 2015) teaches at Andover Central Middle School. She is shown above with Brad Nicks (BSE 2009), who was Bowden’s high school math teacher when he received a Milken Award.



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Exploration of Teaching/Education Careers Offered

Jan. 15, 2020 The Teachers College

Kansas high school students looking toward the future have the opportunity to see if 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.




Area Teachers Achieve National Board Certification

Jan. 9, 2020 The Teachers College

Sixteen educators are among the 3,833 nationwide who achieved the highest professional credential they can earn – they attained first-time certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in 2019.