Shepherd Family Continues to Help Emporia State Students
Emporia, KS (05/09/2019) — Emporia State's newest Shepherd Scholars brings the total to 300 students helped by the generosity of Augusta Shepherd (BSB '44 Business Administration) and her late husband, R. Hershel Shepherd.
With annual and major gifts from Augusta, son Jim Shepherd, daughter Joyce and Craig French, daughter Judy and David Hawkins, and the family businesses, the initial $150,000 gift in 1994 has grown.
Each year since 1995, the Shepherd Scholars Program has honored Emporia State's most outstanding students, as determined through a robust and competitive application process. The students and the Shepherd family met during a luncheon before the awards were presented.
The 12 newest ESU Shepherd Scholars, their hometowns and majors are:
- Corryn Anderson, Quinter, history
- Kelsi DeLong, Olpe, nursing
- Elisabeth Evans, Galva, mathematics education
- Victoria Goetzinger, Augusta, sociology
- Bailee Kober, Auburn, nursing
- Joseph Lane, Emporia, art
- Andrea L'Ecuyer, Morrowville, elementary education
- Carissa McAfee, Winchester, marketing
- Cyrielle Peyroche, Lyon, France, political science
- Caylie Ratzlaff, Emporia, English education and social science education
- Derek Reese, Clyde, biochemistry and molecular biology
- Maggie White, Moscow, mathematics education
Eligible students have maintained a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0, meet, at a minimum, the traditional definition of "Junior" classification by having completed at least 60 credit hours at the time of application, and have at least two semesters' worth of coursework remaining before graduation.
About Emporia State University
Emporia State University offers over 200 academic programs in the School of Business, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Library and Information Management and The Teachers College. For two consecutive years, ESU is the only public university in Kansas to have earned national recognition as a College of Distinction, an honor for universities that demonstrate innovative application of high-impact education. In addition, U.S. News and World Report data shows ESU students have the lowest student debt of all Kansas public universities. U.S. News also cited ESU's School of Business as a best value for both in-state and out-of-state students and ranked the online graduate education program in the Top 100 programs in the nation.
For more information, visit www.emporia.edu.