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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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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...

Sara Filimon: Recent Grad to Romania
Sara Filimon: Recent Grad to Romania

In Brosov, Romania, a woman and her six children grieved the sudden loss of a husband and father due to a heart attack. Sara Filimon, the youngest, was 13 years old at the time. The year of her father’s death, Filimon attended a camp in Romania and placed her faith in...

#CSUthankful: Kayla Markley
#CSUthankful: Kayla Markley

It can be difficult, in all the busyness of life, to stop and give thanks, especially in the midst of difficult circumstances. One of CSU’s online students who has been finding ways to do just this is Kayla Markley. Markley returned to CSU as an online student after...

Choosing Thankful: Laura Abbott
Choosing Thankful: Laura Abbott

Masks. Extra cleaning. Sitting six feet apart in classes. The changes that have come as a result of COVID-19 could be cause for grumbling. But students at CSU have been cultivating thankful hearts in the midst of unusual circumstances. In fact, many students have...

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