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Emily Metzger, FC14, freshmen


Thursday, November 21 was a big day for Marian Catholic High School senior Emily Metzger and a big day for Governors State University!

Emily, accompanied by her parents, Stephanie and Brian, arrived on campus ostensibly to shop at a GSU student art market. Everything changed, however, when Courtney Sanders, Vice President of Enrollment Management, stepped to the podium and announced, “We are here to welcome the very first student to be admitted to the first freshman class of Governors State University. Welcome to GSU, Emily Metzger!”

As GSU’s first admitted freshman, Emily received a huge round of applause, a large welcome sign, a bouquet of flowers, balloons and a GSU gift bag. In another surprise announcement, Dr. Elaine P. Maimon, president of GSU, not only welcomed Emily to the GSU family, she also awarded Emily the first $1,000 GSU Merit Scholarship, renewable for four years.


Pictured left to right (in the additional file photo) are Courtney Sanders, Elaine Maimon, Emily Metzger, and Deb Bordelon.

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