Emporia State 'Founder's Day' Event Commemorates 146th Anniversary

EMPORIA, Kan. - The 146th anniversary of Emporia State University was celebrated at the annual Founders' Day observance on Friday.

The day was also a chance to build strong community bonds in the present, said Peter Brodie, Alumni Relations Director.

"We want students, faculty, staff and the off-campus community to remember the strength of the academic environment at ESU, and what defines it as one of the finest mid-sized public universities in the state - and the country," Brodie said.

Events for the day included a Founders' Day Luncheon, Piano performance by student FeiFei Jiang, ceremonial cutting of ESU's birthday cake, and members of the Advancement office (the Alumni Association and ESU Foundation) spread awareness of Founders' Day on campus with treats and information.