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Remembering Mel Walker

Remembering Mel Walker

The Phelps Student Center construction wasn’t even completed yet, but Mel Walker claimed the honor of scoring the first basket in the new gymnasium on Clarks Summit University’s Northeast Pennsylvania campus. Basketball was his passion when the 6’6’’ Walker was a student in the early 1970s, but God ushered him to a new and greater passion when Walker discovered what it was like to introduce a...

Us and Us: Rudolph and Ware Scholarship

Us and Us: Rudolph and Ware Scholarship

In 1969, Ken Rudolph (’75, ’98) arrived at Clarks Summit University. He walked into Dorm No. 2 (now Shaffer Hall) and met Charlie Ware (’72), who introduced himself as Rudolph’s resident assistant. More than 50 years later, a scholarship has been set up to honor the...

Big Blue Sports Camps 2021

Big Blue Sports Camps 2021

Clarks Summit University offers two options for Big Blue Sports Camps this summer—basketball and soccer. Schedule: Big Blue Basketball Camp (June 28 – July 2)  9 a.m.–noon (5th–8th grade) 1:30–4 p.m. (1st–4th grade) Big Blue Soccer Camp (August 9–13) ...

Alumni Day and Homecoming 2021

Alumni Day and Homecoming 2021

CSU is thrilled to welcome our alumni family back again for Alumni Day and Homecoming this fall. Paul Golden, executive director of Alumni and Development, says, “one of the highlights each year is our annual Alumni Day. Due to COVID-19, we did not have our Alumni Day...

CSU’s Commencement Weekend 2021

CSU’s Commencement Weekend 2021

By Erika A. Bruckner Clarks Summit University celebrated Commencement for the 88th and 89th graduating classes with five ceremonies from Thursday, April 29 through Saturday, May 1 in the Recreation Center on the Clarks Summit campus. More than 450 graduates included...

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Trustee Emeritus Russell Phelps Awarded Honorary Doctorate
Trustee Emeritus Russell Phelps Awarded Honorary Doctorate

by Emily Gehman “I’m probably the only person who ever came so many times to this place . . .and never graduated!” And at this year’s commencement exercises, Russell Phelps, 103, still won’t exactly be graduating from Clarks Summit University. He was never a student,...

CSU Launches Center for Lifelong Learning
CSU Launches Center for Lifelong Learning

By Taylor Stuck A new kind of learning is launching at Clarks Summit University. The school is releasing its Center for Lifelong Learning with four available microcourses and plans for more to follow. Microcourses are short, video based online courses for adult...

Commencement 2020 & 2021
Commencement 2020 & 2021

Clarks Summit University is committed to celebrating the accomplishments of our 2020 and 2021 graduates with in-person Commencement ceremonies. This year, Commencement will expand from the typical one-day event; instead of holding one ceremony, graduates will be...

Ted Boykin named Vice President for Student Development
Ted Boykin named Vice President for Student Development

Ted Boykin was selected to be vice president for student development after serving as interim dean of students since the start of 2021. Boykin will observe his 30th full year of teaching at CSU this year and has decades of experience serving with the Office of Student...

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Chapel, 2021
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Chapel, 2021

On January 18, Clarks Summit University observed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Chapel. Paul Golden, executive director of alumni and development, believes it is important to celebrate the day as a school, so the student body understands and appreciates King’s impact...

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