Buzz: 2017 sees many highlights at ESU

From start to finish, 2017 was a busy year at Emporia State University.


ESU rolled from one major fundraising venture into another at the start of the year. During the ESU Buzz on KVOE on Thursday, President Allison Garrett said the Now & Forever campaign -- which generated over $58 million in four-plus years -- has led into the Hornet Rising campaign, which has the same goals as Now & Forever.




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Facilities enhancements are another pillar, and Garrett says that is obvious with a new dormitory under construction and plans for the Carl Prophet Aquatics Research and Outreach Center. Athletics -- or "Creating Champions" -- is another pillar.


ESU also enjoyed other honors. The university became the first public institution in Kansas to be named a College of Distinction. It also was recognized for its low student debt load by US News and World Report, and ESU enjoyed a 98-percent placement rate among its graduates.



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The ESU Buzz airs twice a month on KVOE and The full audio is online in the Audio Vault.

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