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Alumni Herald

Winter/Spring 2014

Volume 25, No. 1

AROUND THE GLOBE ESU faculty and students go international Page 4

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16 | Where are the Warriors? 21| Basketball: A winter to remember


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OPENING REMARKS Dear Warrior Alumni and Friends, Every day we’re closer to transitioning from the bitter cold of winter to the glorious celebration of spring. Like the seasons, there are other things transitioning at East Stroudsburg University in 2014, the most prominent being the move of alumni engagement and some of our fundraising initiatives from the ESU Foundation (ESUF) back to the university. On March 1, I joined ESU Foundation Board Chair and alumnus Christian Steber ’91 to announce that select fundraising operations and alumni engagement would be transferred back to the university in one of our many endeavors to reduce fundraising costs and consolidate philanthropic endeavors. I felt we could do a better job at tackling the financial challenges of ESU if we worked closely with the Foundation to develop a different structure. With the help of the ESUF Board of Directors, we took the initial steps. We used the job descriptions from the ESUF to develop comparable positions at ESU and then interviewed the staff for the newly formed positions. The ESUF downsized the senior leadership, but essentially everyone else was offered a position with ESU or with ESUF. Some chose not to stay, so there will continue to be changes. The move, which is strictly operational, will not impact any of the funds in the Foundation nor their ability to accept funds/donations. What this move will do is save the university money while helping us to enhance the university’s relationship with our alumni and the greater Pocono community. Further, we’ve entrusted these services to Mary Frances Postupack M’93, our vice president for economic development and research support who also happens to be a well-known and respected resident of the Pocono region. Mary Frances earned her graduate degree from East Stroudsburg University, which is a strong indication that she will continue to represent ESU’s constituents to the highest level possible. The ESU Foundation will continue to do fundraising accounting, scholarship and database management, although some details still need to be finalized. Change takes time but as we move forward with this initiative, we will continue to work positively and strategically with the ESUF to produce the best possible outcomes in support of our students and your alma mater. We are very excited about the changes and our future potential.

A series of other changes that may affect you will also come from this transition, so we ask for your patience and trust in all we aim to accomplish. The timing of this transition has left us little time to coordinate a traditional Phonathon campaign for this spring. Instead of looking at this as a lost opportunity, we’re suggesting that this may be an impetus for us to explore new and innovative ways of fundraising. With that, we are in the process of developing an Annual Fund multi-media campaign website to support academic and athletic scholarships. Please be as generous as you can when contacted with this initiative. In closing, I’d like to reference a quote by Mahatma Gandhi: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” I ask that you all keep an open mind relative to the changes we’re making on ESU’s campus and know they are needed as your alma mater continues to face challenging times. Change can also be positive, good and far-reaching beyond the boundaries of our campus. On the pages that follow, you’ll read about ESU students, faculty and alumni who have branched out and are making a difference locally, regionally, nationally and globally. Isn’t it wonderful to see ESU, YOUR alma mater, being represented in so many corners of the world? Like the warm weather we anticipate with the arrival of spring, may you enjoy this issue of the Alumni Herald and all it has to offer. And if you have a moment, please pause and ponder what you can do to make an impact for ESU. Please join us at ESU as we embrace change and begin to move your alma mater in a new and exciting direction. Certainly we cannot do this without your encouragement and backing. We rely on each of our graduates to take part in the greater good associated with East Stroudsburg University. Happy spring! I hope you’ll visit us soon.

Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D. President

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Table of Contents

Alumni Herald The Alumni Herald is the official publication for East Stroudsburg University’s alumni and is published three times a year. Please address all correspondence to: Office of Alumni Engagement 200 Prospect Street East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 800-775-8975 Fax: 570-422-3301 esualumni.org/herald Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D. University President

Design and Production Office of University Relations BGA Studios

Photography Susie Forrester Yi-hui Huang, Ph.D. Shane Izykowski David Kidwell VIP Studios Bob Weidner

Contributors Abigail Behrends BGA Studios Brooke F. Donovan Joe Fite ’76 Caryn S. Fogel ’12 Brenda E. Friday, Ph.D. Mandy Housenick Jay Hunt, Ph.D. Greg Knowlden M’04 Margie Peterson Caryn Wilkie

Notice of Nondiscrimination East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran’s status in its programs and activities in accordance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding this policy: Director of Diversity/Ombudsperson 200 Prospect Street 115 Reibman Building East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 570-422-3656

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Cover Story AROUND THE GLOBE ESU professors and students have traveled the world on college-sponsored trips that were exotic, educational and eye-opening.

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ACROSS THE U.S. More than 41,000 ESU alumni live in every state of the union. Find out where!

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NITTANY NOTABLE James Franklin ’95 takes the lessons he learned on the field at ESU to the head coaching job at Penn State.

22 Features Homecoming fun in photos...............8 Alumni Association Awards.............10 Alumni events nationwide...............14 John Glenn ’05: Super Bowl win......22 Athletic Hall of Fame.......................23 Departments Alumni Association.................................. 2, 10-11 Alumni Engagement..................................... 10-15 Campus News.............................................. 18-20 Warrior Spirit............................................... 21-24 Class Notes.................................................. 25-27 Marriages.......................................................... 27 In Memoriam.................................................... 27 Giving Opportunities.................. inside back cover

ON THE COVER: Planet Earth is a classroom for ESU professors and students. Photo by Bob Weidner

Correction

On Page 5 of the Fall 2013 Alumni Herald, the top two photos were taken by Rabecca Lausch ’13. They were incorrectly credited.

MailBag n Passing of Frank Gibson ’62 I felt compelled to share a message of condolence regarding the passing of Frank Gibson ’62. Frank taught physical education at “my” elementary school and the news of his passing was very sad to hear. Everyone adored him! He was the best physical education teacher and the kids appreciated that. He will truly be missed. — Marilyn Aagaard Martin ’61

n ESU pride My brother, Anthony Carrell ’87 and I both graduated from ESU. As a student, I always attended the basketball games and my roommates played hoops. One of my roommates, Todd Painton ’93, was recently inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame. I am very proud of the job Coach Jeff Wilson ’86 M’92 has done. After I attended this year’s Homecoming, I understood even more why I feel so fortunate to have attended such a wonderful school with a great community around it. — Christopher Carrell ’91

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Let us know what you think! alumni@esu.edu Office of Alumni Engagement Henry A. Ahnert Jr. Alumni Center 200 Prospect Street East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 Attn: MailBag Please include your name and contact information. Letters may be edited for clarity or space.

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ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BOARD

Board members wear the Red and Black proudly By Joe Fite ’76 Communications Committee Chair The Alumni Board of Directors roots hard for our Warrior teams. Some of us competed for the Red and Black — some with more success than others. Bill Horvath ’70 M’79 was a very successful football player and Frank Johnson ’74 played baseball. I was a member of Denny Douds’ first football team, until I realized that I couldn’t play that well. I joined the archery squad and was a member of the national championship team in 1976. But now, no matter what sporting event I attend, there is always more than one board member present. And conversation at our meetings almost invariably includes how our teams are doing. This year the entire Warriors Nation has been celebrating a men’s basketball season that is unprecedented in its success.The fieldhouse was rocking all season long, filled with students, alumni and staff looking for yet another win. The team made it to the NCAA Division II regional final, but lost to West Liberty, 89-82. See Page 21. Lofty stuff by any standard, especially for an alumnus who just missed witnessing a terrific basketball run in the 1970s. While I was at ESU from 1973-1976, the Warriors were 38-41 under Ken Sisson. But for the three years previous, ESU was 63-12 under Sisson, easily his best seasons of his 19 on the bench. There were not a lot of basketball highlights while I was on campus. I do recall a 70-68 overtime loss to Cheyney in the 1975-76 season. At one point, opposing coach John Chaney threw his sports coat into the stands in frustration, and we were reluctant to give it back.

Board of Directors Collette L. Ryder ’96 President Christopher S. Yeager ’74 M’81 Vice President

I also recall a game when Kutztown’s coach came after me and my friends in the stands because we thought it was funny that most of his players had fouled out and they could only put four guys on the floor. (We might have expressed our glee a little too vociferously.) I loved going to a packed fieldhouse to watch guys like Leonard Poole ’74, Bob Schlosser ’77, Al Keglovits ’74, Roy Wohl ’76, Mike Reilly ’78, Derek Hunt, Ted Clark ’77 and Charlie Bowen ’74 M’80. The first two ESU teams were very successful under Lester Crapser, going 30-4. Lester also had teams that were 15-1 and 15-2 during the 1930s. During World War II, the Warriors had two seasons when they were 30-1. Not much happened until Sisson’s 1970 team and not much after the 1973 squad. But Sal Mentesana got things rolling with his 19891990 team that won ESU’s first PSAC title, was the first ESU team to reach the NCAA tournament and had the program’s lone NCAA win, a 99-98 overtime win over Slippery Rock. Jonathan Roberts headlined that team with 20.3 points per game. And now Jeff Wilson ’86 M’92 has done us proud. In his 12 years as head coach, Wilson is just a few wins away from passing Sisson, who won 215 games in 19 seasons. His last five teams have played in four NCAA tournaments and all reached the PSAC Final Four. So instead of cheering for Schlosser, Poole and Reilly, I’ve been rooting for Whis Grant, Matt Tobin, and Zechariah Runkle. The Alumni Board is behind them and will welcome Runkle shortly as a new alumnus. Grant and Tobin will have to wait until after they take care of some business next season.

Kevin E. Brown ’78

Dr. Ronald W. Prann ’84

Board Emeriti

Jack P. Childs, III ’67

Ashley L. Puderbach ’09 M’10

Kelly E. Dries ’08

Ritchey J. Ricci ’65 M’72

Thomas H. Fail ’11 M’12

Thomas L. Sabetta, Jr. ’09

Joseph B. Fite, III ’76

Paul E. Shemansky ’96 M’01 M’04

Dan H. Gale, Jr. ’06

Robert B. Shoudt ’64

Ernest R. Gromlich ’60

Candice S. Sierzega ’10

Eugenia S. Eden ’72 M’76 Bryan L. Hill ’71 Phyllis M. Kirschner ’63 Dr. Frank Michael Pullo ’73 M’76 Dr. Faye Soderberg ’58 Virginia Sten ’71 John E. Woodling ’68 M’76

Lynn F. Hauth ’08

Ronald D. Steckel ’71

Dr. William J. Horvath ’70 M’79

David A. Super ’80

Frank E. Johnson ’74

Richard D. Vroman ’67

Deborah A. Kulick ’80 Anthony F. Pasqua ’00

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Strategic Planning U P D AT E

Alumni Association seeks board member nominations Are you looking to become more involved with your alma mater? The Alumni Association Board of Directors is seeking nominations for new members. The board consists of 26 individuals who represent a wide range of graduating classes and who live across the United States. The group meets at least four times a year and works to engage, connect, support and celebrate alumni and friends of ESU. The board also promotes programs and events through the Office of Alumni Engagement as well as alumni chapters throughout the country.  Submit applications: www.esualumni.org/boardnomination For more information about the board: www.esualumni.org.

SINGING AT WHITE HOUSE ESU’s A Cappella Ensemble was a featured performer at the White House in December for the annual Holiday Open House. Invited by audition, the group performed unaccompanied classical and holiday selections for a large audience of visitors. The group, founded and directed by Dr. James Maroney, associate professor of music, is an auditioned group of 14 to 18 student singers. The group has performed in China, Austria, Italy, Toronto and Boston.

President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D. Since we have started the Strategic Planning process, more than 550 ESU students, faculty, staff and local community members have taken time out of their busy schedules to participate, including attending a series of Strategic Planning Round Table discussions about the future of East Stroudsburg University held in January. The conversations were different depending on the group, but most of them were energizing and all were informative. One of the themes that emerged from these discussions is the idea that the ESU community is having difficulty moving forward due to continued challenges based on what has always been done instead of considering imaginative approaches. Group consensus is that if we are to create a better university, we must be creative, accountable and congenial. We are facing huge challenges but together we will take positive steps to make ESU even better. At the start of the spring semester, the campus community was asked to challenge the status quo. Instead of tweaking a program or policy, sometimes we need to start over and develop a new model. The campus community is being asked to work together to improve student and academic services, civility, student learning outcomes, general education and much more. We all have a wonderful opportunity to champion change and to lead ESU to better days during these tough times for higher education. In order for ESU to be successful, we must agree to a shared vision that we can believe in, and if we claim to be a student-centered campus, we must identify the roles of each division, department, and individual on our campus to make this a reality. And, most importantly, we must listen to our students. They are here every day and see us at our best, and at our worst. Let’s listen to them and improve ESU for today’s students and for the generations that follow. We also need to hear your voice as our alumni. Please let us know how we can grow together to make your alma mater stronger than ever before.

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East Stroudsburg University professors and students racked up

a lot of frequent flier miles last year on college-sponsored trips that were exotic, educational and eye opening. Whether it was scuba diving among marine life in a pristine coral reef off Honduras, immersing in Chinese culture in Shenyang, or negotiating with European counterparts in the Netherlands, ESU students waded into experiences that were always enlightening and at times life changing. Faculty hit the road to lead student trips, give guest lectures, conduct research and take part in professional conferences around the globe.

Going international

By Margie Peterson

Jake Barbaro studies a barrel sponge on a dive exploring a coral reef near Roatan Island off the coast of Honduras during a trip led by Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Jay Hunt, Ph.D., who shot the underwater photo.

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NEGOTIATIONS IN THE NETHERLANDS ESU students who attended Eurosim – a simulation of European Union negotiations – in the Netherlands in January had to be on the top of their game to debate and persuade their counterparts from 20 universities in Europe and the U.S. Leif Johan Eliasson, Ph.D., associate professor of political science and the American co-director of the Transatlantic Consortium for European Union Studies and Simulations, has been running the trips to Eurosim events since 2005. “The point is to learn how to engage and negotiate the way the real diplomats do and to learn about law, policy making, and policy writing in the context of the European Union,” Eliasson said. “Those skills apply in almost all settings, in business, politics, and finance.” The 11 students had to think on their feet while practicing skills in public speaking and compromise. “I would say more than half of the time at the end of four days, there’s no agreement in respect to the policies, and that’s very much reflective of real life,” he said.

SCUBA DIVING IN CORAL REEFS For seven years, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Jay Hunt, Ph.D. has taken students from ESU and other Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education schools to Roatan Island off the coast of Honduras for two weeks of scuba diving among a coral reef teeming with marine life they have studied in class. Some of his students have gone to graduate school in marine biology to focus on coral reef restoration. In November, Hunt spent two weeks conducting deep-sea research at the Misaki Marine Biology Station off the coast of Japan, continuing work he has done for 20 years. He and an international team of scientists sent a remote-controlled camera about a half-mile down along major shipping lanes to record the marine life, and were surprised to see a diversity of sponges, invertebrates, sharks and fishes. “Shipping traffic is in some strange way protecting that area because you can’t fish there, you can’t drag nets there,” Hunt said. TOP RIGHT: Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Thomas LaDuke (second from right) and students photograph a snake in the Costa Rican rain forest. From left, Kim Harle M’11, Terri Ombrello M’11, Susan Pekala, a Kunkletown science teacher, and Nick Ernst M’11. RIGHT: From left, senior Lauren Gundrum, junior Gina Colonna, senior Chelsey Wagner and senior Hayley Miller swim with group home residents in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The students were part of Distinguished Professor of Psychology Rick Wesp’s class in Cross Cultural Comparison of Behavior Therapy.

FIELDWORK IN THE RAINFOREST Biological Sciences Professor Terry Master, Ph.D., says the hard part about taking students to the Costa Rican rainforest is getting them to leave. “They don’t really want to come home because everything is so diverse and so interesting,” Master said. He and Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Tom LaDuke, Ph.D., and Professor of Biological Sciences Sandy Whidden, Ph.D., took students to a biological field station in Northeast Costa Rica over spring break for eight days of hiking, species identification and research as part of their Biology of Tropical Ecosystems class. Students and professors stayed in rustic cabins surrounding a lagoon and observed a diverse array of mammals, birds and reptiles in their natural habitats.

CULTURAL SCAVENGER HUNT IN ST. CROIX How do you get students to immerse themselves in another culture? Distinguished Professor of Psychology Rick Wesp, Ph.D., found the answer over the past decade of taking students to St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands for two weeks each May. Students in his Cross Cultural Comparison of Behavior Therapy course spent a week learning the sugar plantation culture and history of the island, a stop in the slave trade. Wesp and a colleague at the University of the Virgin Islands organize a cultural scavenger hunt. VIU students create the list – get a local recipe, a picture with a senator, etc. – and award prizes at a dinner. The students spend a week working in a group home for people with disabilities, employing counseling techniques they learned in class.

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PEACE AND UNDERSTANDING AT NOBEL WORLD SUMMIT IN POLAND Thanks to Mary Ellen McNish ’68, three ESU students and a professor got to travel to Poland to learn about conflict resolution from Nobel Peace Prize winners Lech Walesa, F.W. de Klerk and the Dalai Lama. McNish, chief executive officer of The Hunger Project, a $20 million aid organization, procured invitations for the students and Political Science Professor Samuel Quainoo, Ph.D., to attend the 13th Annual World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Warsaw in October. “The whole summit is to try to create a culture of peace and eliminate a culture of violence and also to try to reduce or eliminate poverty and economic exploitation of all sorts,” Quainoo said. Freshmen Anthony Honorowski Jr. and Miranda Tripus and senior Jonathan Myjak from ESU joined students from universities like Oxford and Columbia. “On the first day, they were mentioning schools that were there and you’d get up and introduce yourself,” Quainoo said. “When they mentioned East Stroudsburg University, there was a loud yell up front at the head table. There was Mary Ellen standing up. She gave us a big shoutout.” Nobel laureates delivered lectures each morning. After lunch, students chose workshops ranging from global conflict resolution to anti-poverty efforts. Honorowski was most influenced by economist Mohammad Yunus, who won the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for using micro-loans to help people in developing countries start small businesses. “It really changed me as a person,” said Honorowski, who has changed majors from political science to economics and wants to learn a second language and join the Peace Corps. “We were just ecstatic.” McNish has secured invitations for an ESU delegation to attend this year’s summit in South Africa and Quainoo is planning to take students. “It was one of the most nourishing experiences one could have,” Quainoo said. 

PUBLIC HEALTH IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Alberto Cardelle, Ph.D., health studies professor and interim dean of the College of Health Sciences, took students to the Dominican Republic for 10 days in May. As part of the Global Public Health course, they visited hospitals, community health centers and health posts in the sugar cane plantations. They spent time in the capital city of Santo Domingo, as well as in poorer areas. “When you have situations like this with such disparities, the impact that public health can have is very apparent,” Cardelle said. Some communities have no running water, so students see the importance of using bottled water and keeping water from stagnating, which attracts mosquitoes and disease.

MEDIA IN MONTREAL Rob McKenzie, Ph.D., distinguished professor of communication studies, took 11 students from his Comparative Media class to Montreal in October to tour the Canadian Broadcast Corporation. Students got to experience the differences in taxpayer-funded broadcasting in Canada and U.S. stations, which are primarily paid for by advertising. Students were struck by the lack of commercials and the amount of educational programming in Canada. “They loved Montreal,” McKenzie said. “I get to listen to the conversations in the van and they’re talking about how cool this was, how great that was.” McKenzie, who wrote the textbook for the course – “Comparing Media from Around the World” – will be teaching the class at Oxford University in England this summer on behalf of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. It’s open to students from all PASSHE schools. AT LEFT: Political Science Professor Samuel Quainoo, Ph.D., Anthony Honorowski Jr. and Miranda Tripus at the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Poland. ABOVE: ESU graduate students, from left, Candace White, Becky Landucci, Sarah Pease and Charise Jones are joined by children from a community near a sugar refinery they visited in the Dominican Republic. OPPOSITE PAGE, TOP RIGHT: ESU Associate Professor of Art Darlene Farris-LaBar and a colleagure, right, listen to a street vendor in Bogota, Colombia. OPPOSITE PAGE, BOTTOM: ESU Psychology Professor Anthony Drago stands with a vendor in the Muslim Quarter in the city of Xi’an, Shaanxi, China.

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HISTORY IN OTTAWA Associate Professor of History Martin Wilson, Ph.D., Associate Professor Emeritus of History Marie Donaghay, Ph.D., and then-Temporary Instructor of History Janet Mishkin brought four students to a National Council on Public History conference in Ottawa in April. The students got a chance to hear presentations from historians ranging from documentarians to museum and national park professionals. Integral to the trip were visits to local museums and other sights. “They’re thrilled to death to go to one of these things,” Wilson said. “They get to rub elbows not just with professionals but with students from other universities and they start to make some connections.”

LECTURING IN CHINA Five professors were guest lecturers at universities in China last year, recruiting graduate students and cementing the bonds that ESU has forged with sister schools there. n Communication Studies Professor Wenjie Yan, Ph.D., and Distinguished Professor of Political Science Ken Mash, Ph.D., took 10 students to Shenyang Normal University for three weeks of Chinese language, culture, history and politics. Yan, who has led a summer travel-study trip since 2006, said the course has broadened students’ worldview and convinced some to take a semester in China and a few to return to teach English after graduating. The summer travel-study program is open to alumni. n Associate Professor and Chair of Geography Shixiong “Shawn” Hu, Ph.D., taught Applied Geographic Information Systems (GIS) last summer at Henan University. The GIS graduate program combines computer science with geography. He also taught Watershed Hydrology, in which the Chinese students learned about their own Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River, as well as American dams.

ESU and Henan University accept each other’s credits for certain courses. Last fall, nine Chinese students arrived at ESU to work on their master’s degrees in the GIS program. n Psychology Professor and Chair Anthony Drago, Ed.D., gave lectures about learning theory and comparing the mental health systems at Shenyang Normal University and Xi’an International University, located in the ancient city famous for its “Terra Cotta Warriors.” Drago joined Michael Southwell, ESU assistant provost, in Shenyang to renew a letter of agreement for student and faculty exchanges. n Computer Science Professor and Chair Robert Marmelstein, Ph.D., traveled to Nanyang Institute of Technology to give three lectures on genetic algorithms, web programming and ESU’s graduate school programs. He met up with Hu at Henan University for another guest lecture. Marmelstein, Hu, Drago and Southwell were part of an effort to recruit Chinese students for ESU graduate programs. “I’m part of a team developing a new concentration in our Master of Management and Leadership program that will focus on organizational behavior,” Drago said, noting that Xi’an International was very receptive to the idea of sending students to ESU for a master’s degree.

ENVIRONMENTALISM IN COLOMBIA How do you get people to understand and care about complex environmental issues? Associate Professor of Communication Studies Patricia Kennedy, Ph.D., and Associate Professor of Art Darlene Farris-LaBar have taken this question to heart. Kennedy and Farris-LaBar were the only Americans to make presentations at a Committee on Data for Science and Technology Conference on Environmental Information and Communication in Bogota, Colombia, in February 2013. Farris-LaBar talked about teaching ecology through art and Kennedy assessed media coverage of environmental disasters and how it could improve.

AUTOMATION IN GERMANY Sheila Handy, Ph.D., professor and chair of business management, and senior business major Edward Lawrence from Scotrun, Pa., attended lectures and toured plants during a nine-day trip last June to Aalen University of Applied Sciences in Germany, a partner school. “I think the biggest take away that I have was the level of automation of German manufacturing was just incredible,” Handy said after touring the Bosch factory. “There were just so few people in the plants; it was all done by machines.” 

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Shawnee Hall alumni plant a tree for parents The ESSC Third Floor Shawnee Hall alumni group dedicated a tree and plaque at Homecoming in appreciation of their parents. “The tree was a way for the group to express their gratitude to their parents, the ones who supported, advised, nurtured, and even badgered us when needed over the years,” said Frank Johnson ’74. “We thank all parents.” Below, from left: Moira Porteous Hair ’77, ESU President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D., John Helgesen ’74, Director of Residence Life Bob Moses, scholarship recipient senior Danielle Tretola, Dave Hair ’76 M’84, Frank Newby ’75, George Vance ’74, Frank Johnson ’74, Dennis Mohn ’74, MaryAnn VanDyke Vance ’74 and Jim Shearhouse ’74. SUPPORT THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND The ESSC Third Floor Shawnee Hall group funds an annual scholarship that benefits a Shawnee Hall resident. Support the fund by purchasing ESSC apparel. Contact John Helgesen livkory@comcast.net

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It was a whirlwind week of events as the “Spirit of the Warrior” took over campus October 27-November 3.

HOMECOMING PAGEANT Thank you to the volunteer judges at the Homecoming Pageant. Seated, from left: Mark Ruf ’13, Courtney Swett Tolino ’09 M’10, and Brett Stewart M’14. Standing: Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs Michael Sachs and Colleen Anastasi M’14.

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DANCE MOB More than 300 students, community members and staff dressed up on Halloween for a choreographed zombie dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” REMEMBRANCE DAY President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D., center, was joined by the Vatalaro family of Bayport, N.Y., for the sixth annual Remembrance Day honoring students, faculty, staff and alumni who passed away during the last year. The family established The Jenna Vatalaro Tragedy Fund in memory of their daughter and sister who died in 2008 while attending ESU. The fund supports the event and an annual scholarship for an education major.

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ALUMNI TAILGATE More than 20 alumni groups tailgated at the Alumni Center and enjoyed an afternoon of food, music, and memories. Winning the Best Tailgate Award was the rugby alumni group, organized by Joe Tchorz ’89. Event sponsors PSECU, Liberty Mutual and Margie Miklencic Howlett ’51 helped make the day great for more than 1,000 in attendance.

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WARRIOR SPIRIT NIGHT The sky over Eiler-Martin Stadium was lit up following Warrior Spirit Night activities which included cheerleader and dance team performances and the crowning of the Homecoming king and queen.

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CLASS OF 1958 REUNION Members of the Class of 1958 celebrated their 55th anniversary with a special cocktail reception and dinner at the Stroudsmoor organized by volunteers Jeanne Neidig Burgie ’58, Doris Kaleese Hamilton ’58, Robert Kearn ’58, Jean Miller Leshko ’58, Francis McManus ’58, Richard Merkle ’58, Faye Dallmeyer Soderberg ’58 and John Stachura ’58.

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ALUMNI AWARDS AND REUNION BANQUET Patricia Alberts Hibschman ’62, left, the Conrad “Skip” Idukas Service Award winner, with past recipients Tom Leshko ’57 and Eugenia “Jean” Eden ’72 M’76. And, meeting during the social hour: John Gantz ’63, Fannie Greene Schisler ’62, Jeff Frantz ’63 and Gretchen Angle Frantz ’66. [See story Page 10]

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HOMECOMING PARADE The annual Homecoming Parade made its way through campus and East Stroudsburg with more than 30 community, student, and alumni groups taking part.

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Seated, from left: Jean Pentz Snyder ’63, Gail Cowan Dubois ’63, Gwendolyn Atwell ’63, Darleen Schaare Schott ’63, Glenna Simons Dunham ’63, Rebecca Ross Yost ’63 M’66, Evelyn Heise Giegerich ’63, Eloise Speck Williams ’63 and Sharon Miller Branigan ’63. Standing, from left: Gail Davis ’63, Richard Osbeck ’63, John Gantz ’63, Ruth Nearing ’63 M’70, Grace Andrulis Nicolaisen ’63, Jeff Frantz ’63, Barry Yoder ’63, Barbara Strzelczyk Quinn ’63, Larry Wallace ’63, Joy Pilosi ’63 M’66, Barry Wray ’63, Wayne Howell ’63, Leroy Smith ’63, Geraldine Goodman Wall ’63, Carole Klawitter Hepner ’63, Jack Pencek ’63, Harry Lake ’63, John Gudikunst ’63 and John Jacobi ’63 M’66.

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DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD

This award honors alumni whose exceptional achievements, experiences or contributions in a field or profession have distinguished them on the national or international level. Recipients of this award possess the highest standards of integrity and character to positively reflect and enhance the prestige of the university.

GREAT TEACHER AWARD

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Presented to a teacher who has demonstrated superior teaching ability and extraordinary commitment to students. The recipient may be active or retired and must have a minimum of 10 years teaching at ESU.

n Denny Douds, the head coach The Alumni Association with the most recognized alumni for wins in the n Sherry Salway outstanding professional and history of the Black ’74 is service achievements during Pennsylvania director of the the annual Alumni Awards and State Athletic Partnership for Reunion Banquet held during Conference, Tribal GoverHomecoming festivities in 2013 entered nance of the in the fall. his 40th season National Conleading the gress of American ESU Warriors football program. Indians. Douds is one of two coaches in the PSAC who is also Previously she was vice presiin the classroom, having taught more than 20 courses in dent and on the boards of the First Nations Development Institute and First Nations Owees- his 48 years at ESU. During the 2011 season, he set the NCAA Division II ta Corporation. record for most games coached when he led the Warriors Black served on the President’s Advisory Council onto the field for his 394th game. He is one of 15 men to on Financial Capability, and is on the boards of the coach more than 400 games in college football history. Johnson Scholarship Foundation, the Hitachi FoundaUnder Douds’ direction, the Warriors have captured tion and is chair of First Peoples Fund. She is active in National Indian Child Welfare Association, the National nine PSAC Eastern Division titles with solo first-place finishes in 1975, 1976, 1978, 1982, 1983 and 1991 and Congress of American Indians’ Policy Research Center, ties for the top spot in 1980, 2002 and 2003. the Honoring Excellence in the Governance of Tribal Nations program at Harvard University, and an adviser DR. GEORGE THOMPSON JR. AWARD for the Indian Land Capital Company. Recognizes exceptional accomplishments or life achieven Thomas Petro ’72 is a senior ments in community and human relations, along with a agent with the Office of the commitment to the promotion of the mission of ESU. WinInspector General for the Social ners possess multicultural and diverse values. Security Administration in Philan Julio Guridy ’84 has served on delphia, responsible for investigatthe Allentown City Council for 12 ing mismanagement in agency years, the longest-serving person programs and operations. on the board, and in February was Following four years playing selected council president. football at ESU, he continued As president of the City Counhis athletic career with the Wilcil, Guridy has helped pass legislakes-Barre Bullets, and taught and tion to improve the lives of Allencoached in the Parkland School District near his hometown residents. After a deadly gas town of Allentown. explosion in 2011, Guridy helped In 1975 Petro was recruited as a U.S. Secret Service to make funeral arrangements agent, and served during the Carter, Reagan and Bush for victims and urged the gas company to replace aging administrations in Washington, D.C., becoming the pipelines. lead advance agent for visits by the president and vice Guridy grew up in the Dominican Republic. He president overseas. graduated from Freedom High School in Bethlehem in He led a redesign of the Secret Service fitness pro1980 and received a bachelor of arts degree in sociology gram, headed the Federal Law Enforcement Health/ from ESU with a minor in criminal justice administraFitness Task Force, and was on the board of the Internation. He later earned a master’s degree in sociology from tional Police Fitness Association.

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Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He started his career as a caseworker for the Lehigh County Office of Children and Youth Services, and was executive director of the Council of Spanish Speaking Organizations of the Lehigh Valley. He worked as a family therapist for the Community Centered Treatment Program and as a Northampton Community College adjunct professor. Guridy is an owner of several family-operated businesses, and also president of Allentown Business Enterprises, LLC, a real estate investment company. He also has worked in the banking business.

HELEN G. BROWN HONOR AWARD

Recognizes a graduate whose extraordinary accomplishments in life have brought honor to the university and pride to its alumni. n Bettyann Fischer Creighton ’74 is director of health, safety and physical education for the Philadelphia school district, where she began her career as a health and physical education teacher. Creighton guides the curricula of 350 teachers and athletic coaches at 250 schools. She and her husband, Jack, coordinate first aid, CPR and automated external defibrillator training for coaches and teachers and placement of AEDs in schools. Creighton oversees the district’s collaboration with the city’s Communities Putting Prevention to Work program.This project led to school efforts to improve nutrition, increase physical activity and provide a healthy environment for learning. She oversees the socialized recess program, using stability balls in the classroom, integrating video fitness into the curriculum, and the CDC HIV Prevention education initiative.

JIM BARNIAK AWARD

Recognizes an ESU graduate for exceptional achievements in athletics beyond graduation. n Gilbert Romaine ’66 was director of athletics at Hood College from 2002 until his retirement in June 2013 and was the driving force in reshaping Blazer athletics. He oversaw the college’s move to coeducational status by adding eight men’s sports and four women’s sports to bring the total team offerings to 20, more than doubling the amount since his arrival.

Romaine was also a key player in Hood’s move to the highly competitive Capital Athletic Conference. He served as president of the Maryland Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics from 2007-09. Additionally, he served as the vice president of the CAC board before assuming the role of president through January 2011. He held coaching and administrative positions at several institutions, including Kansas State University, the University of Maryland and Mount St. Mary’s University. Romaine was inducted into the Port Jervis High School Alumni Hall of Fame in 2010. In 2012, Romaine was inducted into the ESU Athletic Hall of Fame as part of the 1964-65 back-to-back Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Champion football teams.

YOUNG ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Honors recent graduates (within 10 years) who have demonstrated exceptional ability and made significant strides in their chosen professions or whose accomplishments have brought honor to the university and pride to all alumni. n Matthew Semcheski ’03 entered the doctoral program in ecological sciences at Old Dominion University after completing the master’s program in biology at ODU. During his graduate career he has received a Society of Wetland Scientists grant to research microalgal communities of the lower Chesapeake Bay, and has been a research assistant in the Phytoplankton Analysis Laboratory at ODU, working to assess Chesapeake Bay water quality and monitoring harmful algal blooms throughout Virginia. As a master’s student, Semcheski took part in an international graduate student exchange, traveling to Poland to attend The International Botanical School at Adam Mickiewicz University, as well as a workshop hosted by some of the world’s top plankton taxonomists. Once in the doctoral program, he was an invited guest lecturer at a watershed monitoring workshop in Guatemala, and since then, he has been a phytoplankton consultant on several lake monitoring projects throughout Central America. Locally, he helped lead a community wetland restoration project which earned the ODU Biology Graduate Student Organization an environmental stewardship award from the city of Norfolk. Semcheski himself was presented with a Clean City Hero award for Rivers and Watershed Protection from the Norfolk Environmental Commission. Continued on Page 12

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Alumni Engagement Continued from Page 11 n Melissa Owens ’06 M’11 earned dual degrees in elementary and special education at ESU, and started her career in the Bangor Area School District as a reading support teacher, working to develop a social skills program for students with autism. In 2007, Owens joined the Colonial Intermediate Unit 20 to teach students with autism. What started as a summer job developed into a fulltime position as she realized she wanted to work with children with autism. She completed her master’s degree in special education and her autism certification from Penn State University. In 2011, Owens was awarded the Annie Sullivan Award from IU 20 for going above and beyond her classroom duties, launching a community drive to help a family in need. Owens has helped develop local Sensitive Santa and Sensitive Easter Bunny programs for children with autism and other sensory difficulties, and helps promote April 1 as World Autism Day.

CONRAD “SKIP” IDUKAS SERVICE AWARD

Recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to ESU and/or the ESU Alumni Association through exceptional volunteer service. The recipient need not be an alumna/us. n Patricia Alberts Hibschman ’62 has been a long-time volunteer and philanthropist through the ESU Foundation, and was chair for the Class of 1962 Reunions in 1992, 1997, 2002 and 2007. Hibschman served on the Alumni Association Board of Directors from 2000-2006. She chaired the Awards Committee for four years, establishing award plaques, developing marketing literature, preparing the first committee handbook, developing new awards and recruiting new board members. In 2006, she served on the search committee for the Comprehensive Campaign. Hibschman developed the Class of 1962 Endowed Scholarship and chaired the scholarship committee, which awarded 57 scholarships totaling $76,300. In 2012, the committee created an annual scholarship to supplement the endowed scholarship. As co-chair for the Class of 1962 Reunion Gift Campaign, Hibschman helped launch a five-year

campaign at the 45th reunion of the class, with a goal of $75,000. Through letter and telephone campaigns, the class presented the ESU Foundation with a check for $129,299: $50,000 to the science and technology building and $79,000 to the Class of 1962’s Endowed Scholarship fund. Hibschman’s other community service work in California includes founding and serving as president of the Los Alamitos High School Notables Booster Club, serving as co-chair of the Los Alamitos High School Cheer Booster Club, and serving on the Los Alamitos Education Foundation Board of Directors as chair for fundraising for the Performing Arts Center. In Pennsylvania, she served as a board member for the Pocono Arts Council from 2003-2007.

GEORGE OCKERSHAUSEN STUDENT SERVICE AWARD

Recognizes a student (current or former) who has provided exceptional service in a volunteer capacity to the Office of Alumni Engagement or the ESU Alumni Association. n Melanie Hand ’13 believed in being an active member of ESU and the surrounding community as a student. During her freshman year, she was a member of the Campus Activities Board where she helped organize several concerts. During her second semester, she began working at ESU’s Phonathon, seeking philanthropic support from alumni and friends of the university. After only a semester of calling, she was promoted to student manager. From her sophomore to senior year, Hand was the secretary for Enactus (formerly known as SIFE). She was elected secretary during her first semester as a member and she helped organize and carry out several team projects. During her junior year she was given the opportunity to be team lead for the “Let’s Can Hunger” project, which won best project in its category at Enactus Regionals. Hand also received several awards throughout her time in Enactus for her contributions. During her junior and senior year, Hand served as secretary of the Warrior Elite, ESU’s student ambassador group. As part of the Warrior Elite she had an opportunity to work with students and alumni of ESU. She spent her two years with the group helping it grow and become an active part of the ESU community. 

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Upcoming Events

Legacies ESU honors its families Chris Blythe ’86 gets pinned by Brooke Donovan, director of alumni engagement.

Twenty-two East Stroudsburg University Legacy families were honored during ESU’s annual Family Weekend at the Legacy Family Brunch and Pinning Ceremony held October 20 in the Keystone Room at the Center for Hospitality Management on campus. “Whether you are a parent, child, sibling, aunt, uncle, cousin or grandparent ... your pride as a Warrior carries on from one generation to the next,” said Brooke Donovan, director of alumni engagement. “This year’s event grew to the largest brunch yet with more than 100 attendees,” said Abigail Behrends, assistant director of alumni engagement. The event featured Legacy Family speaker David Hair ’76 M’84 and a musical performance by juniors Michael Lloret and Brianna Storm and Betsy Buzzelli-Clarke, Ed.D., associate professor and chair of music. There are more than 500 Legacy families documented and that number continues to grow as the Office of Alumni Engagement updates records to reflect generational family ties to ESU. To provide information on immediate family members who attended ESU, submit a Legacy form at www.esualumni.org/legacyform. 

Theta Chi celebrating 40 years on campus

Alumni events added throughout the year. For information or to register for any event, go online to esualumni.org/events or call 800-775-8975

JUNE 21

10th Annual Theta Chi Family and Friends Golf Outing Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort, Shawnee-on-Delaware Contact Dave Hubler ’99 at 484-357-3226 or djhubler@hotmail.com

JUNE 26-JULY 6

Alumni & Friends Travel to Ireland Ten-day tour of the Emerald Isle, sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Alumni & Friends Travel Program. www.alumnivacations.com/schools/east-stroudsburg or call 610-341-1979 | Christie (Ext 107) or Craig (Ext 103)

SEPTEMBER 12-21

Alumni & Friends Travel to Italy Nine-day tour of the Umbria and Tuscany regions, sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Alumni & Friends Travel Program. www.alumnivacations.com/schools/east-stroudsburg or call 610-341-1979 | Christie (Ext 107) or Craig (Ext 103)

SEPTEMBER 26-28

ESU’s Family Weekend More details to come at www.esu.edu

OCTOBER 24-26

Homecoming Weekend 2014

Theta Chi, the longest continuously operating fraternity on More details to come at www.esu.edu campus, is celebrating its 40th year with several events. Although other fraternities may have been founded earlier, Theta Chi — founded at ESU on May 11, 1974 — still has its original charter. The fraternity kicked things off with a formal dinner on April 12. Also scheduled are the 10th annual Theta Chi Fraternity Family and Friends Golf Outing at the Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort on Saturday, June 21 and the annual gathering at the Homecoming Alumni Tailgate on Saturday, October 25. The fraternity plans to raise $4,000 this year in recognition of its 40 years at ESU, to be donated to the Dr. Richard W. Leland Theta A group of Theta Chi brothers and friends gather after their Chi Scholarship Fund through the ESU Foundation. 2013 golf outing. This year’s event is scheduled for June 21. Contact 800-775-8975 to make a gift. 

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A group of former Warriors wrestlers who deem themselves the ‘Old Timers’ gathered for their annual picnic at the home of Ned ’68 and Lynda Knezich Bushong ’68. Back row, from left: Chet Dalgewicz ’67, Phil Conlin, Kemble Matter ’71, Danny Rossi ’70, George Hummel ’73, Jack Childs ’67 and Bob Garbutt. Front row: Fred Schneck ’75, Ned Bushong ’68, Jim Purdy, Ray Manmiller ’71, Stan Schoenberger ’51, Jerry McDonald ’70 and Earl Stoddard ’73.

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Phillies game

These alumni met by chance at a Phillies game in August. From left: Morgan Prosser Alcaro ’03 M’05, Bill Horvath ’70 M’79, Jane McDevitt ’05, Lori Butkus ’07, Bud Cole ’66, Michelle Butkus Yurko ’02 and Chris Ransel ’74.

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Lunch friends

From left, former classmates Helen O’Dor Freeh ’62, Elsie Surman ’63 and Barbara Strzelczyk Quinn ’63 gathered for lunch in Quakertown last fall. Freeh traveled from Tennessee to visit family in Bucks County and the three couldn’t pass up the opportunity to reconnect.

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Alumni guest speakers

Dan DiZio ’95 and Len Lehman ’94, founders of the Philly Pretzel Factory franchise, spoke with Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management and Business Management students about their experiences in business. From left are Lehman; Bobby Fleischman, interim dean of the College of Business and Management; Carol Miller ’81, associate professor of Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management, and DiZio.

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Impromptu holiday gathering

A group of graduates from the early 1990s gathered in New Jersey for the holidays. In back, from left: Chris Compell ’91 M’93, Mike Procopio ’91, Ron Frey ’90, Dave Iskowitz ’89 and Ray Yuhas ’91. Front: Kim Crommelin Frey ’90, Dave Linton ’90 and Ellen Kehrbaum Compell ’90.

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Biology major panel

Speaking at a biology workshop in September, from left: Thomas Rounsville M’12, Maria Menegus, Mary Jahada, Richard Abrams ’95 and Victoria Schaller ’08 M’12.

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The Villages College Colors Day

Alumni attended The Villages College Colors Day on August 30, sporting red and black and the ESU alumni flag. From left: Barry Greenawald ’70 M’73, Pinky O’Neil ’57, Katie Larnard and Bruce Haase ’85 ’02.

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Women’s alumni basketball

Former vice president of student affairs Dr. Angelo Ortenzi refereed the women’s basketball alumni game on February 1. In back, from left: Barb Borst ’13, Melanie Villano ’10, assistant coach DeAnna Rayam ’10, head coach Maureen Smith M’96 and Amy Ackerman Stephanides ’97. Second row: Melissa Swain-O’Neill ’96 M’07, Claudine Simard Simon ’93, Julie Geist ’98 and Kristi Setaro Chartrand ’95. Front: Kristen Evans Albert ’95, Marie Schlegel ’00, Michelle Geiger Brown ’99, Amanda Buss ’00, Lori Pio Jacques ’96 M’00 and Fayola Moise ’13.

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Men’s alumni basketball

Men’s basketball alumni squared off for a competitive game. Pictured on the gray team are Mike Tobin ’11, Josh Wentz ’08, Naveen Mohiuddin ’06, Danny Hargrove ’13, Russell Graham, Murvin English ’06 M’07 and Richard Baker. Pictured on the winning black team are Micah Covert ’11, David Majeski ’04 M’07, Duane Johnson, Andy Heimbach ’10, Mike DeMarco ’12, Aaron Pinckney ’10, Jimmy Evans ’07 M’09 and Shawn Munford M’04.

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Alumni gathered for a happy hour in February at the Postcard Inn Bar and Grill in St. Pete Beach, Fla. In back, from left: Renee Konopka Roman ’88, Don Kucerik ’73, Deborah Laskowski ’75, Darleen Schaare Schott ’73 and Coach Denny Douds. Front: Edward Nolan ’69, Sandra Henshaw Nolan ’71, Lisa Leidigh ’87, Becky Yost ’63, Trudy James ’64, event host Bob Sauerwine ’89 and Deborah Ranieri ’90.

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The 14th annual golf outing and luncheon hosted by Dick ’57 and Joan Merring ’67 at Myakka Pines Golf Club in February attracted more than 70 people, the largest turnout to date. Alumni and friends enjoyed lunch, conversation and hearing campus news from President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D., and Coach Denny Douds. Attendees included Rod Bauer ’78, JoAnn Bauer, Tina Bieryla ’83, Rene Wlodarzcyk, Bob Cetta ’58, Jan Cetta, Rich Flaherty ’68, Bill Forte ’69, Anne Forte, Diane Freed ’62, Bill Freed, Bob Harmon ’68, Louise Hawk ’55, Lee Hill, Mike Hill, Pat Hofmann ’57, Tom Kizis ’70, Susan Kizis, Bruno Klaus, Cheryl Klaus, Bob Kreidler, Gwen Kreidler ’50, Frank Krystyniak ’57, Kathy Krystyniak, Ted Laurenson ’62, Bette Laurenson ’62, Sandy Lee ’73, Jim Lynady ’53, Bill Mariello, Carol Tabor, Hatch Martin, Ann Martin, Doug McNamee ’67, Marilyn McNamee, Carol Miller, Mike Miller ’66, Charlie Mitke ’56, Marysue Harvey Mitke ’57, Vivian Morris ’67, Jane Player, Gail Urland ’86, Glenn Ray ’66, Kathy Robbins Ray ’70, Charlie Reese, Doris Choat, Darleen Schott ’63, Bob Sutton, Linda Sutton, Judy Talty ’92, Russ Treible ’60, Nancy Treible, Chuck Wieder, Renee Wieder, Bob Willis, Gina Willis, William Yost ’75, Stephanie Yost, Nancy Lane ’50, Ron Theiss ’66, Mary Sue Balducci ’60, Becky Yost ’63.

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Spring Training Game

ESU alumni and friends were treated to box seats at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla., for a St. Louis Cardinals vs. Miami Marlins spring training game on March 1. PHOTO 1: From left, Bill Ruddy ’57, Marilyn Ruddy, Diane McNamara ’68 and Dennis McNamara. PHOTO 2: From left, Sheri Fanucci ’02, Tracy Elling ’90, Brad Elling.

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The Villages

Alumni gathered for a happy hour and dinner hosted by Pinky O’Neill ’57 in The Villages on March 4. From left: Pinky O’Neill ’57, Bruno Klaus, President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D., Jennie Gowans ’75, Sue Cook ’75, Thomas Laird ’58, Marjorie Laird, Christine Turnbull DeEsch ’61, Jesse DeEsch ’59, Barry Greenawald ’70 M’73, Darlene Greenawald and Marjorie Magdasy ’63.

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A group enjoyed drinks and appetizers at Bar Louie on March 5. From left: Cheryl Danilewicz ’02, President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D., Annie Wertz ’99, John Dunn, Dianne Dunn ’71, Greg Wilson, Paul Miller, Barbara Rauscher Miller ’65, Ellen Richardson ’61 and James Richardson ’61.

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e thought it would be fun and informative for you to know just how widespread the Warrior black-and-red is across the United States. Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York boast the highest populations, of course, but ESU alumni can be found in every state, with concentrations that might come as a surprise. Alumni from across the county are needed to help recruit students and serve as event coordinators for gatherings of all types. We also look to alumni to mentor students, provide internships and serve as guest speakers in the classroom. No matter where in the country – and world – ESU alumni live, these opportunities keep us connected as Warriors. We recently returned from a successful season of spring events in Florida where nearly 1,200 alumni reside. Can you coordinate an alumni event in your state? Get in touch!

WASHINGTON Jon Harnish ’97

Microsoft principal program manager

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Harnish lives in Lake Stevens, Wash., about 45 minutes north of Seattle. What does he love about Washington? “GO HAWKS! Aside from that, this is the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen. The mountains out here are unbelievable and the summers are amazing. It really doesn’t rain that much — we just perpetuate that to keep everyone from moving here.” Favorite ESU memories: “Late nights programming in the computer lab and trekking to Wawa for a midnight snack. Also hanging out with the crew in the Commons and drinking lots of coffee. Maybe that’s why I ended up in Seattle! I also will never forget Professor Zarach or Professor Cole.”

UTAH Kelly Dries ’08 University of Utah Career Services program manager “After graduating from ESU, I moved to Baltimore to teach in the inner city ... a world of difference from Salt Lake City. Every day, I look out of my window and see breathtaking mountains, and it astounds me still. I hike or snowshoe as much as I can, and I’ve become an avid skier, which makes the winters more tolerable.”  Favorite ESU memories: “Becoming the student trustee allowed me to realize the passion I have for working in higher education and encouraged me to pursue educational administration as a career.  Three of my closest friends were orientation leaders with me, and they are still my best friends.  I was also lucky to forge relationships with two professors — I owe both Dr. Vagliardo and Dr. Benn so much for their belief in me.” 

HAWAII Andrea Pearson Harris ’71

Retired health and physical education teacher She and her husband live in the Maui area and enjoy the free entertainment that the island has to offer, from Haleakala to the many marvelous beaches and everything in between. As the first All-American swimmer at ESU, she still swims regularly.

41,530 alumni across all 50 states

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NORTH DAKOTA Joe Callahan ’70 M’73 Retired chancellor, Montana State University-Northern

MINNESOTA Rory Yanchek ’84 3M Defense Markets, vice president and general manager

Retired after a 40-year career in higher education, Callahan lives in Dickinson, N.D., where he enjoys North Dakota’s beautiful vistas, rolling fields of grain and, “two seasons: winter and ‘road construction.’ ”

Minnesota is known for its lakes, outdoor activities and four distinct seasons, and Yanchek enjoys spending time with his family and trying to improve his golf game. The state also has a great music, art and sports scene. “I especially like the hockey. From 5-year-old children to senior citizens, no place in the U.S. has such a deep and special hockey culture as Minnesota, the ‘State of Hockey’.”

Favorite ESU memories: He recalls the caring, quality faculty along with great memories of the old Buck’s coffee shop. “The campus in fall was beautiful!”

Favorite ESU memories: “My days as an active Sigma Pi Beta Psi chapter brother and every class with Professor Anthony Gaglione. He taught me much about politics, international relations and life.”

Where are the Warriors? Everywhere!

OHIO Eric Wyatt ‘85 Bath & Body Works, vice president of U.S. store operations support Before he and his wife, Bonnie Kitzmiller Wyatt ’86, relocated to Ohio for his new job, Wyatt was a vice president for Starbucks Coffee Company in Seattle. Before that he was with Yum! Brands, “and we moved from Virginia to Ohio, Florida, and back to Ohio. I also spent eight years with Mobil Oil, and we moved from Virginia to California and then back. This will be our ninth move in the past 23 years together.” Favorite ESU memories: “Many surround the Greek system. Bonnie was a little sister at Sigma Pi and I was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa. Our Bankers Club soccer team won the intramural championship three years. No matter where I’ve lived and worked, I keep in touch with my fraternity brothers and those from the other fraternities and sororities. These friendships are now 30-plus years. Cheers to another 30plus years!”

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GETTING WILD ABOVE: Mike Katz and Denise Cebular look over an exhibit during the grand opening of the Schisler Museum of Wildlife and Natural History, housed in the Warren E. ’55 and Sandra Hoeffner Science and Technology Center. RIGHT: Collection donors Arthur ’62 and Fannie Greene ’62 Schisler, center, attended the opening with, from left, sons Harold C. Schisler and Aaron A. Schisler and daughter Rebecca A. Szilli Schisler ’94.

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ZOOT FEST Jazz enthusiasts enjoyed worldrenowned musicians at the third annual Zoot Fest in November. The event, which celebrates the partnership of jazz greats Zoot Sims and Al Cohn, serves as a major fundraising event for ESU’s Al Cohn Memorial Jazz Collection, housed in Kemp Library. Above, from left: Bill Goodwin on drums, sax player Jerry Dodgion, guitarist Joe Cohn, and Bill Crow on bass.

ONE BOOK, ONE CAMPUS, ONE VISITOR

Author Wes Moore, left, speaks with Peter Hawkes, Ph.D., dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Stephanie French, professor and chair of the theater department, when Moore came to campus in November as part of ESU’s One Book, One Campus initiative. The visit included a reception with students, a fundraising dinner for the One Book, One Campus program and a keynote lecture.

Wes Moore, author of The New York Times bestseller, “The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates,” made a special appearance at ESU on November 19 as part of the university’s One Book, One Campus initiative. The noted author, decorated Army veteran and community activist spoke to a full house in the Abeloff Center for the Performing Arts after meeting with students earlier in the day and joining a fundraising dinner in the Keystone Room. In his book, Moore tells the story of a man who shared his name and much of his personal history. About the same age and also raised in the same neighborhood by a single mother, this “other Wes Moore” arrived at a starkly different fate. Compelled by their similar upbringings, Moore penned his book in an effort to explain the influence self-expectation and the expectations of others have on individual choices.

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COLLEGE RADIO AWARD GOES TO WESS 90.3 AT ESU WESS won the 2014 mtvU College Radio Woodie Award, beating out more than 100 other college stations, including those at Boston University, University of South Carolina, University of California-Berkeley, Ball State University and Indiana University. “It does make it exciting because we’re up against some really big names,” said Rob McKenzie, Ph.D., ESU distinguished professor of communication studies. “When you get to big universities, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have a really great radio program, and I know that we do.” In late February, WESS was ranked in the Top 10 by mtvU, a subsidiary of MTV and Viacom that broadcasts at 750 universities. Top 10 qualifiers were judged on playlists reported to the College Music Journal and ranking by Princeton Review, social media status, and presence on Ratemyprofesor.com. A popular vote was held nationwide to determine the overall winner. Votes were accepted online and at campus voting locations for three days. Nearly 150 students from McKenzie’s Introduction to Mass Media class took part in a “vote-a-thon” during the last three hours

of voting to cast votes for WESS in 30-minute intervals. “I thought we had a really great strategy,” McKenzie said. “We fanned out across social media, friends were voting, families were voting. I reached out to PASSHE, and since I was a disc jockey at Millersville, I reached out to them. We got great media coverage. It all culminated with the vote-a-thon, and I think that’s what put us over the top.” “Someone once told me the station works because they are empowered by their work,” McKenzie said. “If you want it run right, you let the students do their jobs because they’re really good at it.” 

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FORMER FACULTY, STAFF COME HOME

Dr. Robert Williams ’50 is escorted to his seat by sophomore Valeria Echeverry, a member of the Warrior Elite student ambassadors club, at the Annual Faculty and Staff Luncheon.

Former faculty and staff from across the years reconnected during the Ninth Annual Faculty and Staff Luncheon held October 14 at the Stroudsmoor Country Inn in Stroudsburg. The luncheon welcomed more than 100 former faculty and staff members who had the opportunity to reunite with each other and hear about campus updates from ESU President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D. Attendees also heard from Dr. James H. Leiding, ESU chapter president of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Retired Faculties (APSCURF), and Dr. Ernest Rydell, retired vice president of ESU’s Advancement Office and a well-known member of the community. Ernie Siegrist ’84 M’87, a member of the 1982 championship football team who later signed as an NFL free agent with the Cleveland Browns, made a special appearance to honor long-time mentor and coach Quentin Currie for his dedicated service to ESU and APSCURF. The event also included a performance by the ESU Jazz Ensemble directed by Otis French, Ph.D., associate professor of music.

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ESU President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D., right, with three students honored at this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast. At left is Aalih Hussein ’15, who won the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award. In the center, from left, are Tambria Lee ’16 and Brittany Washington ’15, who each won a Gertrude Mary Smith Boddie Scholarship.

MLK Breakfast: Large crowd gathers to remember at ESU More than 300 people, one of the largest crowds in the 17-year history of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast gathered in the Keystone Room at ESU on January 20. The breakfast featured keynote speaker Rev. James Jackson, Ph.D., senior pastor of the Goodwin Memorial Baptist Church of Harrisburg and associate professor of psychology at Kutztown University. Gertrude Mary Smith Boddie Scholarships, awarded in honor of the first student of color to graduate from what today is East Stroudsburg UniverRev. James Jackson sity, were awarded to Brittany Washington ’15, a junior from Summitville, N.Y., majoring in biology, and Tambria Lee ’16, a junior from Bristol, majoring in communication studies with a concentration in public relations. The scholarships were each $2,890. Aalih Hussein ’15, a junior from East Stroudsburg with a dual major in social work and sociology and a minor in women’s studies, and Jeter Smith, a resident direc-

tor and assistant coordinator of student conduct at ESU, received this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards. William J. Parrish, Stroud Area Regional chief of police, received the King award presented to a community member. Julianna V. Bolt Art Contest Awards were presented to local high school students. The contest was named after the late ESU accounting assistant and longtime friend of the university. Forty-two entries were received this year. DAY OF SERVICE: The campus launched its inaugural Day of Service on January 23 in honor of Dr. King. Members of the Campus Activities Board served meals at the Salvation Army, the women’s basketball team helped out at Pocono Services for Families and Children, and Lambda Iota Sorority members volunteered at J.M. Hill Elementary School. Efforts also included the collection of new baby items for The Angel’s Closet and creating blankets and arm scarves for the elderly.

ESU graduates 484 in December ESU awarded degrees to 484 students at two commencement exercises in December. The College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Management, the College of Education and the College of Health Sciences awarded 384 bachelor’s degrees. The Graduate College awarded 100 master’s degrees, plus four doctor of education degrees through its collaboration with Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Jessica Ras ’13 of Kingston won the University Service Award, presented to a senior demonstrating exceptional service to the university through on-campus, extra-curricular activities. To be eligible, a student must have attended ESU for at least two years and have a cumulative grade Jessica Ras ’13 point average of 2.60 or above. 

LIVING HER LIFE Nikki January ’13 had a double mastectomy and lost her eyebrows, eyelashes and even her nose hair following intense chemotherapy to treat advanced breast cancer last spring. Yet she managed a 15-credit course load and earned all A’s. In the fall she underwent radiation treatments, took eight credits and again received a 4.0, graduating in December with a cumulative quality point average of 4.0. January hopes to go to graduate school and eventually earn a Ph.D.

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A WINTER TO REMEMBER The Warriors, under 12th-year head coach Jeff Wilson ’86 M’92, compiled a 30-2 record, won their second Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) championship in three years, earned the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region’s No. 1 seed, and finished as regional runner-up, ending the regular season ranked No. 2 in the nation during a historic winter at Koehler Fieldhouse. The Warriors played in front of capacity crowds the final two months of the season, taking the PSAC championship with a 92-80 win over West Chester, then hosting the eight-team NCAA Atlantic Regional. Led by junior guard Whis Grant, ESU outlasted Livingstone for a 99-98 win in the first round, then dispatched Gannon 66-58 before falling to four-time regional champi-

on West Liberty, 89-82, in the final. After losing Duane Johnson ’14 and Terrance King ’13 — a pair of 1,300-point scorers — to graduation, some thought ESU might take a step back after making the NCAA Tournament in three of the previous four seasons. But Grant and his backcourt mate, junior Matt Tobin, and a deep and talented roster made sure that didn’t happen. The Warriors opened the season with a 20-game winning streak, the longest in ESU history, on their way to just the fourth 30-win season in PSAC history. Grant, who earned his second straight All-America honor, and Tobin, who led the PSAC in assists and steals, both earned first team AllPSAC East status. Forward Rasheed Moore was second team All-PSAC East and the Freshman of the Year. Sophomore guard Jamal Nwaniemeka scored 27 points in the PSAC championship win to earn Tournament MVP honors. Redshirt junior guard Will Brown returned after missing two years to injury, and provided a scoring punch off the bench.

The fifth starting spot was held by the Warriors’ only senior, Zechariah Runkle, a former football player and fan favorite for his tenacity and leadership on the floor. Wilson, the Basketball Times Coach of the Year, put all the pieces together. The result was another PSAC East regular season title, the fourth 20-win season in the last five years, a fifth straight PSAC Final Four trip — and of course, conference hardware and a banner which will hang in Koehler Fieldhouse in honor of a record-setting team of Warriors.

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ESU entered the men’s basketball season as one of the top programs in the conference and its NCAA division region. Even diehard fans couldn’t have expected what happened next.

ABOVE: Whis Grant drives down the court in ESU’s 99-98 thriller over Livingstone.

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LEFT: The 2013-14 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference champions.

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Franklin ’95 takes ESU lessons to top job at Penn State football By Mandy Housenick

GLENN ’05 WINS SUPER BOWL RING WITH SEAHAWKS John Glenn ’05, an assistant special teams coach for the Seattle Seahawks, became the second ESU graduate with a Super Bowl ring when Seattle beat the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey. Glenn was a three-year letterwinner at linebacker and a starter on the Warriors’ 2004 and 2005 NCAA Playoff teams under head coach Denny Douds. He also played basketball for two seasons. He joins Pat Flaherty ’78, who won Super Bowl titles with the New York Giants in 2007 and 2011. This was the fifth time in eight years that an ESU graduate coached in the Super Bowl. Harry Hiestand ’83, offensive line coach at Notre Dame, held the same position with the Chicago Bears when they fell to the Indianapolis Colts following the 2006 season. Vic Fangio ’80, defensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers, advanced to the Super Bowl last year, where the 49ers fell to the Baltimore Ravens. Interesting note: Glenn’s Seahawks knocked off Fangio’s 49ers to reach the Super Bowl this season. 

When James Franklin ’95 makes a speech — something he does frequently now as Penn State University’s new head football coach — he hopes the words he imparts will be inspiring, not only on the field, but in the classroom and real world as well. One of his favorite exercises comes straight from the playbook of long-time ESU football coach Denny Douds, who Franklin played for. As quarterback, Franklin set or tied 23 school, season or career records at ESU through his senior season in 1994. Douds would write the following on a chalkboard and ask his players to read it out loud: OPPORTUNIT YISNOWHERE

Some read it as “opportunity is nowhere.” Others, however, interpreted it as “opportunity is now here.” “How you perceive the world in certain situations is exactly what it will be,” Franklin said, citing the lessons Douds taught. Who is hearing that message now? The Nittany Lions, as the team gathers for spring workouts. “I’ll probably be using it on a daily basis,” he said. Franklin, who earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology, boasts about ESU in nearly every interview he does. “Being a true studentathlete at East Stroudsburg taught me you have to compete in the classroom, on the field and in the work force,” he said.

“I learned that you will have to sacrifice to get to wherever you want to go. I’m very, very proud of where I came from, my hometown (Langhorne) just outside of Philly, and my time and experiences at East Stroudsburg. “The word that probably sticks out more than anything is opportunity. Everyone is focused on buildings and facilities, but the biggest impacts East Stroudsburg made on me were the people, the professors, the coaches, the community. It was a true sense of community that everyone was working together to do something special.” Franklin recently spent a stellar three years as head coach of Vanderbilt University, guiding the Commodores to consecutive Top 25 finishes for the first time in their 124-year history. Now, Franklin has visions of turning Penn State’s football program back into a powerhouse. “I can’t think of a more inspiring or qualified person to take over as Penn State’s football coach,” Douds said. “James Franklin made a lasting impression on our program, and I’m certain he will there too.” Warriors offensive coordinator Mike Terwilliger ’78, was quarterbacks coach when Franklin wore red and black, and has no doubts that Franklin will do that and then some at PSU. “James Franklin is a bigger-than-life guy,” Terwilliger said. “He has a spirit that is infectious. He influences everyone around him. His will to win when he was here was unparalleled. He’s always known where he wants to go. He’ll give Penn State everything he’s got.” Just like he did when he was a Warrior. 

James Franklin ’95 as ESU quarterback in 1994. (Kevin Mingora/Pocono Record)

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Steve Mummaw '72 (football), Jim Vargo '80 (wrestling), Kevin Nagle '00 (football), Sean Stewart '03 (men's soccer) and Cheryl Griffin Birmingham '01 (track & field) were inducted to ESU's Athletic Hall of Fame in November. Unable to attend was Dawn Strunk '93 (field hockey/lacrosse).

Six inducted to ESU Athletic Hall of Fame

The men’s gymnastic teams from 1981-84 were inducted to the 36th class of the ESU Athletic Hall of Fame.

ball and an Associated Press Little All-America selection as a senior in 2000. He was a four-time All-PSAC East first team linebacker and ranks second at ESU in career tackles. n Cheryl Griffin Birmingham ’01 | ESU’s Female Senior Athlete of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2001. She graduated with 10 school records on the track, five which still stand more than a decade later. She was ESU’s first men’s or women’s sprinter to compete at the NCAA Championships. n Sean Stewart ’03 | Two-time NSCAA All-America center back for the men’s soccer program. He led the Warriors to four straight PSAC championships from 1999-02 and a spot in the NCAA Division II Final Four in 2000. He was a four-time All-PSAC first team selection and four-time All-Region selection. 

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ESU inducted six individuals and the 1982 through 1984 men’s gymnastics teams as the 36th class to enter the Athletic Hall of Fame on November 2 as part of Homecoming Weekend activities. n The 1983 and 1984 men’s gymnastics teams won the NCAA Division II championship, and the 1982 team was national runner-up under head coach Bruno Klaus. The following individuals were inducted: n Steve Mummaw ’72 | Two-year starter at quarterback, and an All-PSAC East first team selection as a junior and team MVP as a senior. He set a school record which still stands, completing 38 passes at Lafayette in the 1970 season opener. n Jim Vargo ’80 | Four-time NCAA Division I wrestling qualifier for ESU. He was a three-time EIWA and fourtime PSAC finalist, and won both 167-pound championships in 1979. He graduated with the school record of 104 wins and is one of just three ESU wrestlers to hit the 100-win plateau. n Dawn Strunk ’93 M’02 | An All-America first team goalkeeper in field hockey in 1993. A two-sport athlete, she was a three-year starting goalkeeper in field hockey and ranks second at ESU in career saves. She was also a three-year letterwinner in lacrosse. n Kevin Nagle ’00 M’04 | Two-time PSAC East Defensive Player of the Year in foot-

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DOUDS FINISHES 40TH SEASON Denny Douds completed his 40th season as head football coach of the Warriors. He holds the PSAC record and is tied for 23rd in college history with 244 career wins. He also holds an NCAA Division II record with 418 games coached.

QUARTERBACK MAKES LIST OF HARLON HILL CANDIDATES Redshirt sophomore quarterback Matt Soltes was a candidate for the Harlon Hill Award and redshirt freshman tailback Robert Healy was named PSAC East Freshman of the Year, leading one of the top offenses in Division II during the 2013 football season as ESU went 7-4. Soltes was the only underclassman in the region named a Harlon Hill candidate. He threw for 3,244 yards, 34 touchdowns and just five interceptions, and ran for 472 yards and two touchdowns for 3,716 yards of total offense. Healy set a freshman record and ranks second in ESU history with 1,129 rushing yards. He had five 100yard rushing games this season.

MORE HONORS FOR FOOTBALL PLAYERS Redshirt senior wide receiver Robert Bleiler was named to the Daktronics All-Region second team, leading ESU with 71 catches, 1,199 yards and 12 touchdowns. Redshirt senior fullback Thomas Tippett was named to the Football Gazette All-America third team following a strong four-year career. Redshirt junior defensive lineman Bryan Thomson was named to the All-PSAC East first team for the second straight season after being named PSAC East Defensive Player of the Year in 2012.

WRAPUP CROSS COUNTRY RUNNER A NATIONAL QUALIFIER Senior Kim Wernerspach qualified for the NCAA Division II Championships, ESU’s third national qualifier in four years. She was sixth in the Atlantic Regional to earn a trip to the NCAA Championships in Spokane, Washington, where she finished 74th of 244 runners. Wernerspach earned her third career All-PSAC recognition with an eighth-place finish at the conference championships. Junior Chris Schneider was 15th for his second All-PSAC honor for the men.

FIELD HOCKEY ADVANCES TO PSAC TOURNAMENT ESU advanced to the PSAC Tournament for the second time since 2003 with a 3-2 win at Kutztown in the regular season finale. Freshman forward Emily Howell scored the game-winning goal with 54 seconds left. The Warriors (8-11) fell to West Chester, 6-1, in the first round. Sophomore forward Ally Roth was named to the NFHCA AllAmerica first team, recording 21 goals and five assists. She was named to the All-PSAC first team with senior midfielder Brielle Kessel on the second team.

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MEN’S SOCCER STANDOUTS MAKE ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA Graduate student Nemanja Nikolic and senior Khriswayne Wallace were both named to the Academic All-America team for the second time in their careers at ESU. Nikolic was previously recognized in 2011, and Wallace was selected in 2012.

WOMEN’S SOCCER HAS A SOLID SEASON The Warriors got off to a fast start and were ranked as high as No. 6 in Division II before finishing with an 8-7-2 record. Several players received postseason accolades, including freshman midfielder Shea Neal, who was named to the AllPSAC and Daktronics All-Region first teams. Senior back Michelle Gogolen was named All-PSAC for the third time, earning a spot on the second team. She and Neal were also named to the NSCAA All-Region third team. Senior goalkeeper Brittain Wagner was named All-PSAC for the second time in her career with a spot on the third team.

BASEBALL DEFENDING PSAC TITLE THIS SEASON ESU, coming off its first PSAC championship since 1971, enters its seventh season under head coach John Kochmansky. Senior outfielder Chris Knott was named to the NCBWA preseason All-America second team after earning a spot on all three All-Region first teams last year. Senior pitcher Ryan Lubreski was also named to the preseason AllRegion first team. The Warriors won a schoolrecord 34 games last season and have advanced to the NCAA Division II Tournament in two of the last three years.

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Agnes Adamson Barrow ’35 celebrated her 100th birthday on December 14 with friends and family, including son Tom Barrow ’62 and daughter-in-law Rebecca Swartley Barrow ’72.

Dawn KettermanBenner ’70 was named the 2013 Edwin J. Faulkner College Coach of the Year and the 2013 Eastern Pennsylvania District College Coach of the Year by the U.S. Tennis Association Middle States section. She is the head women’s tennis coach at Moravian College in Bethlehem.

1940s Elnora Hauser ’43 was posthumously included in the prestigious Who Was Who in American Art, 1564-1975, 400 Years of Artists in America.

1960s William Blewett ’60 was an executive producer for the western film “Day of the Gun,” which premiered on November 14 in Frederick, Md. Bill Moyer ’61 was elected president of the Washington, D.C., club of Skål International, a hospitality organization. Moyer has worked with hotel companies for more than 30 years.

Earl Hulihan ’71 M’81 was honored for healthcare consulting work by Worldwide Branding in November, and retired in January after a 40-year career in medicine. He and his wife, Donna, live in Bangor.

Class Notes Dennis Erb ’73 retired from the ESU faculty after a 34-year career as a professor and chair of the chemistry department. David Yob ’75 was named the 2013 boys’ soccer coach of the year by the The Morning Call in Allentown. Yob is the head boys’ soccer coach and also serves as the assistant coach for the girls’ basketball and softball teams at Lehighton High School. Jay Tucker ’78 received the Bernard P. Ireland Award by the Middle States Regional Council of the College Board. Tucker is a former counselor, department chair and coach from the Delaware Valley School District in Milford.

Diane McNamara ’68 and husband Dennis visited the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah last summer. Her husband worked on a 1934 Ford which qualified for a new record: 295 mph. Linda Tanner ’68 was elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives. James Hulihan ’69 retired after 40 years as an Evangelical Lutheran Church in America minister, serving seven congregations in Pennsylvania and New York. He resides in Troy, N.Y., with his wife, Linda.

Remembering ‘Grady’ Longtime teacher and volleyball coach Barbara Grady ’78 was remembered at Dover High School in York this fall when a bench with her name was dedicated in the gymnasium lobby. Grady, who was inducted into the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2010, inspired thousands of students during her 34-year career. She died of cancer on September 2. “Grady touched many of our lives at ESSC whether it was as a classmate, teammate, acquaintance or friend,” said friend Robyn Jones ’78. “We all know that she is now in a place far more beautiful than any hike, mountain bike or kayak could have taken her.” A memorial scholarship fund in her name has been established with the Greater Dover Area Dollars for Scholars. 

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1980s Diane Sahms Guarnieri ’81 was appointed poet in residence at the Ryerss Museum & Library in Philadelphia. She is the poetry editor of the Fox Chase Review. Charles “Pete” Mazenko ’84 has been a manager with Merck for 15 years. He and his wife, Noreen, are the parents of two children. Eric Wyatt ’85 was named the vice president of store operations for Bath & Body Works in January. Vincent Carilli ’88 was named vice chancellor for student life at The University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn. Carilli most recently served as the vice president for student affairs at the University of Scranton.

1990s Richard Carty Jr. M’90 was inducted into the East Stroudsburg Area School District Athletic Hall of Fame in February after a 31-year career as an administrator, teacher and coach.

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Joseph Greco ’94 received the Juvenile Probation Officer of the Year award from the Juvenile Court Judges Commission in November. Greco has been employed with the Carbon County Juvenile Probation Office since 1995. He resides with his wife, Mary Ellen, and three children in Lansford. Raffaele LaForgia ’98 was selected as a PDK Emerging Leader for his work as principal of Green Street School in Phillipsburg, N.J. The award was made by PDK International, a professional educators association. Jill Heiser Vondercrone ’99 M’01 is enrolled in a supervisor training course through the Bucks County Intermediate Unit.

2000s Heather Rohland Hurst ’02 M’07 earned her Ph.D. in reading, writing and literacy from the University of Pennsylvania in May. She is teaching research methods at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and publishing her dissertation on adolescents and critical pedagogy. Thomas Miller ’00 earned his doctoral degree in education leadership from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Miller is an education consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in the Office of Charter Schools. He is married to Jennifer Nagele Miller ’00 and they have two children. The Miller family resides in Raleigh, N.C.

Eric Sheninger M’02 wrote the cover story “What teachers want you to know” for the August 23-25, 2013, edition of USA Weekend. Sheninger is principal at New Milford (N.J.) High School. Tracey Smith ’03 was promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer at Merchant’s Bank in Bangor. Rebecca Stametz M’04 earned a doctorate in adult education from The Pennsylvania State University in December. Stametz works for the Geisinger Health System in Danville as administrative director of innovation, research and evaluation. Daniel Helm M’08 published “Waterline: A Discussion of Education, Society and their Mutual Interaction” through Westbow Press. Taryn Stettler ’08 is employed by Bosch Rexroth, an engineering company in Bethlehem. John Enright ’09 is the multimedia specialist in athletic communications at Ithaca (N.Y.) College. Tim Roken ’09 and Tom Sugden ’08 helped the St. Joseph’s Preparatory School football team to its first PIAA AAAA championship title in Hershey on December 15. Roken is the offensive coordinator and Sugden is the run game coordinator and offensive line coach.

2010s Thomas Fail ’11 M’12 is a quality analyst at the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency. Matthew McKowen ’11 was hired by Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J., as an athletic trainer.

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Brendan Wall ’11 worked as as a strength and conditioning coach for the U.S. Alpine Ski Team and helped prepare them for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Michael “Thad” Frick ’12 is the assistant wrestling coach at Centenary College in Hackettstown, N.J. Richard Stoddard ’12 is parking and transportation manager for ESU’s University Police and Safety. Dan Clapp ’13 graduated from the Delaware County Municipal Police Academy in Media on December 18. He received the academic award, physical conditioning award and the Jorgen S. Holand Award for being the outstanding graduate. Stephanie Earl ’13 was hired by the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute in Scranton as a patient navigator staff assistant. Terrance King ’13, former standout forward for ESU’s men’s basketball, signed a one-year contract with UCD-Marian of Ireland’s Super League in August. Krystal Martinez ’13 was awarded the Herbert Weber Cardiac Rehabilitation Scholarship by APSCURF, the Association of Pennsylvania State College & University Retired Faculties, in September. Martinez is a graduate student in ESU’s Clinical Exercise Physiology program. 

MARRIAGES Pat Tarrant ’80 wed Katy Henderson on August 17 at the Rose Bank Winery in Newtown. In attendance were Jay Mayes ’79, Scott Justus ’79 and John Quinlan ’80. The couple resides in Newtown. Jane McDevitt ’05 married Jared Millard on September 13 in Exton. Nikki Bross ’07 wed Dan Dunleavy ’07 on November 29, at La Massaria at Bella Vista in Gilbertsville. Bross is a doctor of physical therapy at Fox Rehabilitation and Dunleavy is a medical device sales representative for KLS Martin. The couple resides in Philadelphia. Kim Travers ’10 wed Ryan Murphy ’07 on June 22 in Spring Lake, N.J. The couple live in Charleston, S.C., where he is an officer with the Folly Beach Police Department and she is the general manager of Cato department store. Logan Dively ’12 married Amber Marie McClintock on August 3 in Berlin. They live in Bardstown, Ky. 

IN MEMORIAM ALUMNI Claire B. Adair ’53 Robert E. Ashman ’68 Donald Ayre ’59 R. K. Baker ’83 Rita A. Banfi ’58 Agnes Adamson Barrow ’35 Jane R. Bechtel ’49 Stephen J. Beres ’59 Harry W. Billman ’79 Judith P. Brown ’71 Joan Buckley ’64 John J. Cahill ’65 Andrew J. Cerra ’49 Dorothy M. Collins ’43 Jane L. Crosswhite ’60 Lawrence J. DeBellis ’42 Daniel F. Donovan ’56 Nancy M. Eisenhauer ’67 Donald B. English ’80 Theodore F. Evanish ’54 John F. Falvello ’59 Joan T. Finn ’47 Paul A. Flores ’73 M’85 David A. Frailey ’57 Erma M. Gallagher ’39 Cynthia A. Garritt ’83 James P. Gazo ’62 Elaine M. Gessner ’70 James H. Gross ’58 Jeanette M. Haney ’54 Carol A. Hanna ’00 Richard B. Hartz ’92 Gertrude E. Hippler ’67 Miriam P. Iacono ’53 Richard G. Jones ’50 M’71 Jean L. Jordan-Stoll ’58 Mary P. Klinetob ’42 Dorothy A. Knaak ’86 Eugene L. Krawitz ’54 Robert R. Lacey ’49 Mary Catherine Lake ’92 Marianne B. Lisowski ’58 Lorie C. Lucas ’88 James W. Lugg ’69 Thomas J. Matalavage ’46 Mary Jane McCluskey ’73 Stanley P. Mick ’60 Edward J. Mink ’46

David B. Morris ’65 Bridget M. Murnin ’42 Ignatius J. Namiotka ’57 Roger D. Neilson ’53 Clarence E. Owens ’67 M’78 Michael A. Padora ’97 Roberta K. Pendleton ’60 Shirley H. Perrone ’67 Robert J. Powell ’62 Jorge J. Puente ’02 Ruth Reed ’44 Mary E. Reiter ’30 James F. Remaley ’49 Charlene Rosiak ’65 Patricia L. Schuster ’61 Smiley L. Shackleford ’85 Nora R. Shepstone ’46 Robert J. Shields ’55 Morgan E. Shinton ’58 Douglas J. Smith ’64 John H. Smith ’56 Mary Jo Steever ’54 Amy L. Stendell ’88 Kim S. Stone ’77 Amanda B. Teada ’02 Jeanne M. Turtzo ’38 Paul A. Werkheiser ’54 John A. Wolfe ’63 Nicholas J. Young ’49 Richard L. Zabroski ’91 Kathryn M. Zanders ’73

STAFF Susan F. Bonser Mick Campbell

FACULTY George A. Learn ’49 (Emeritus) Dolores F. Smith (Emeritus)

FRIENDS James V. Amadie Clayton L. Bakke Alex L. Bensinger Ernest R. Bush Harold C. Karsten

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Irving Ronald Abbey October 7, 2013 Irving Ronald Abbey was a computer programmer for ESU for nearly 20 years, retiring in 1989. He passed away at age 86 from pneumonia after a long illness. He was a veteran of World War II, a member of the George N. Kemp Post of the American Legion, and a graduate of Keystone Junior College.

Charles O. Baughman November 10, 2013 Charles O. “Charlie” Baughman, 70, former assistant professor and director of marketing and public relations at ESU, was an active member of the campus community for 30 years, from 1969 to 1999. Baughman joined ESU as an instructor and director of public relations, responsible for university publications and communications. He chaired the university’s centennial committee, and was the director of summer camps and conferences programs. As ESU’s webmaster, he established the university as one of the first state institutions to have a home on the Internet.

Pamela J. Bond November 19, 2013 Pamela Bond started at ESU in 1978 as a clerk typist and one year later moved to a position as fiscal technician in the budget and finance office. In 2000, she became the accounts payable manager. She retired in 2003 after 25 years of service and moved to Spencer, Tenn., where she died at age 68.

Ray Gallagher December 22, 2013 Ray Gallagher, a former ESU employee, was 87 at the time of his passing. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was employed at ESU from 1967 through 1988 in Facilities Management. Gallagher was very proud of the fact that his three children earned degrees at ESU and that his granddaughter recently became a Warrior freshman. He was an active member of the American Legion George N. Kemp Post 346 in East Stroudsburg, the National Wildlife Federation, and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 2366. Among his survivors is his daughter Leslie K. Gallagher-Raser, who has been employed at ESU for many years and works in the Student Enrollment Center.

Robert Howell March 26, 2014 Associate Professor Emeritus of Theatre Robert Howell was a faculty member from 1965 to 1994. He began his theatrical career with the Lutheran Foundation for Religious Drama in New York City. Among his productions at ESU were“Aladdin,” “As You Like It,” “The Birthday Party” and “One Flew Over The Cukoo’s Nest.” He acted in more than 100 plays, including community theater, off-off Broadway and summer stock. He played the psychiatrist in the Pennsylvania Playhouse pro-

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duction of “Equus” in 1978 and also had roles in ESU’s production of “The Shadow Box” and the Playhouse by the River’s production of “Brighton Beach Memoirs.” Donations may be made in his memory to the Phoenix Players Scholarship Fund, payable to the ESU Foundation, attention Laurie Schaller.

Trudy Ann Leming November 10, 2013 Trudy Ann Leming, 51, was a supervisor for ARAMARK food services at ESU. She worked in Center Court and at the Starbucks station in the University Center for the last two years. She was a resident of Cresco since 1999.

Dr. Daniel Luongo April 1, 2014 Dr. Daniel Luongo, retired associate professor of art, became a member of the faculty in 1965. Teaching fine art and art history, he was passionate about sharing his interest in the historical and cultural context of architecture. He retired in 2002, having served as both department chair and director of the Madelon Powers Art Gallery. In 2006 he was recognized for more than 40 years of service to the Stroudsburg Fire Department, where he held a number of leadership positions. He also promoted the improvement of firefighting techniques through research and education at the Pennsylvania Fire School which he served as director for a time. He continued his volunteerism until his diagnosis of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) in 2013. Among his survivors is his sister-in-law Mary Frances Postupack M’93, vice president of economic development and research support at ESU.

Dr. Betty Lou Murphy M’68 October 23, 2013 Dr. Betty Lou “Murph” Murphy M’68, former professor of movement studies and exercise science, passed away after a long battle with cancer. Dr. Murphy was on the faculty from 1965 to 1998, teaching activity courses in wallyball, lacrosse, basketball and several theory courses including Stress Management and Exercise and Sport, Philosophical Concepts of Movement and Sport and Psychology of Sport and Exercise. She also coached women’s basketball from 1967 to 1973, during which time her teams qualified for the AIAW National Championships which included all colleges at that time. She coached lacrosse from 1968 to 1979. In 1978 the team finished fourth in the U.S. Women’s Lacrosse Association. MEMORIAL GIFTS ESU Foundation, 200 Prospect St. East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

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, It keeps getting bigger and better! • Remembrance Day • Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet • Alumni Awards and Reunion Banquet • The Class of 1964’s 50th Reunion • Alumni Tailgate • Homecoming Parade • and so much more! Check www.esualumni.org/homecoming frequently as information and events are added.

Win/Spr 14 Alumni Herald  

The Winter/Spring 2014 edition of the Alumni Herald, the campus magazine of East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

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