December 20, 2013
Emily Metzger is a first among firsts. As the first to be admitted for the first GSU freshman class, she also received the first GSU $1,000 Merit Scholarship.
In a surprise celebration, President Elaine P. Maimon welcomed Emily to the GSU family and presented her with a bouquet, gift bag and balloons – along with her scholarship. “This has been an awesome experience. I was totally shocked,” said Emily. “I live in Matteson and GSU is only 10 minutes away. I think it will be a great new experience to be in the first freshman class.”
Emily’s parents were also pleased, noting that Emily will be the first in their family to attend college. “We are ecstatic. This whole experience has been wonderful. The admissions department and the faculty have been so helpful and welcoming,” added Stephanie Metzger.