The late Dr. George Esper was world renowned for reporting on some of the biggest news stories in history, but by his own admission, one of his greatest achievements was mentoring young journalists.
Now Esper’s legacy as a foreign correspondent will live on at the WVU P.I. Reed School of Journalism thanks to the generosity of another distinguished WVU alumnus, Joe Steranka. Steranka, CEO of The Professional Golfers’ Association of America and a 1979 graduate of the School of Journalism, endowed the George Esper International Student Enhancement Fund in June. The Fund will support students participating in study-abroad or faculty-led international trips.
Steranka, who has helped lead the international development of golf while at the PGA, views the fund as a catalyst for SOJ students to gain global professional experience.