10/10/10—the date comes around once each
century. So what better day to celebrate a “Decade of
Distinction” by the Salisbury University community and mark Dr.
Janet Dudley-Eshbach’s 10th anniversary as SU President?
Speakers, including students, faculty, staff and community
partners, joined the President for an afternoon of memories and
fun. On display were memorabilia, photographs, letters and
proclamations, including two declaring 10/10/10 as Dr. Janet
Dudley-Eshbach Day in Salisbury and Wicomico County. The
President also announced a $10,000 gift to establish the
Dudley-Eshbach Study Abroad Scholarship, which will help support
immersion experiences for SU students in Spanish-speaking
countries in Latin America.
During the decade, Salisbury State became
SU (no more “Salisbury Steak” jokes said Henry Hanna III, former
chairman of the SU Foundation, Inc.) and ground was broken on
buildings that continue to reshape the Route 13 skyline. The
President concluded the celebration with an eye toward the
future and a humorous Top 10 list of things she learned. (“Yes,
Mom, a Spanish major can indeed get a job,” she told her
mother.) Citing the academic and physical growth he has seen at
SU, University System of Maryland Chancellor William E. “Brit”
Kirwan summed up the feelings of many: “We have more good years