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Under the leadership of its new president, Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D., East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) has extended its reach to the Lehigh Valley. The university opened its new center at 60 West Broad Street in Bethlehem, Pa., in August to provide educational opportunities for individuals seeking to complete undergraduate degree programs or pursue graduate education for professional or personal advancement.
ESU’s Lehigh Valley Center will offer undergraduate degree completion programs in computer security and public health starting in October 2012. In January 2013, an undergraduate degree program in hotel, restaurant and tourism management, and a graduate degree program in reading with reading specialist certification will launch. Courses will be offered at convenient times for working adults and additional program offerings will be announced in the coming months.
ESU’s main campus in East Stroudsburg also continues its long tradition of providing students with exceptional living and learning resources, making the institution a great choice for higher education. Students today can choose from among ESU’s 58 undergraduate degree programs and more than 30 graduate degree and certification programs, many of which also offer resume enhancing internship programs and on-site field study clinical experiences.
Students at ESU now enjoy campus amenities including new apartment-style student residence hall suites for nearly 1,000 students (which opened earlier this year), as well as the Warren E. ’55 and Sandra Hoeffner Science and Technology Center and the Mattioli Recreation Center, to name just a few.
Geothermal technology and other “green” features have been incorporated into the new Hemlock and Hawthorn Suites at ESU. Also, in keeping with the newest trends nationally, the buildings have state-of-the-art security features, are surrounded by attractive outdoor green spaces, and include a fitness facility. There is also room in the suites for headquarters for campus police and the university’s residence life department.
ESU’s Warren E. ’55 and Sandra Hoeffner Science and Technology Center is designed to benefit virtually every ESU student – not just those in the science-related programs. The facility is the home of five academic departments – biology, chemistry, computer science and security, mathematics, and physics. The center’s McMunn Planetarium, rooftop observatory and stunning 200-seat auditorium are among its attractions for everyone within both the campus and local communities. Plans are also in motion to include a museum of natural history in the near future.
ESU’s Mattioli Recreation Center attracts over 1,500 students daily with access to exercise equipment that rivals high end, nationally known health and fitness clubs/spas, and offers an elevated running track, four basketball courts, racquetball courts and much more.
In addition to these features, ESU boasts an Innovation Center, which benefits students as well as the business community – posing many opportunities for entrepreneurial growth and development. As a partner in the economic development efforts in northeastern Pennsylvania, ESU is committed to providing high quality academic programs in emerging fields that are providing a skilled workforce for our region. For example, ESU’s expertise in computer security and designation by the National Security Agency (NSA) as a Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance has established ESU as a regional authority in the area of computer security. Additionally ESU’s Business Accelerator program is creating a robust entrepreneurial culture that is attracting a pipeline of inspiring entrepreneurs and early stage companies to northeastern Pennsylvania. These programs and others provide strategic opportunities for regional research and collaboration throughout northeast Pennsylvania.
For general information about ESU, visit www.esu.edu, or call the office of admission today at 877-230-5547 or 570-422-3542 to schedule a guided campus tour.