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William Shook-Shoup

William Shook Shoup

Admissions Counselor of Admissions

Campus Box 4034

Building Memorial Union

Room 105

  • 620-341-6144

Work Cell



Pratt, KS


BA Literary Studies (Bethel College); MFA Creative Writing (Eastern Washington University)

Favorite Spot on Campus

Wooster Lake.

Favorite thing about ESU

ESU is an affordable, public school in a vibrant small town.

Favorite thing about city of Emporia

We’re the Disc Golf Capital of the Great Plains!

Advice for future students

Explore a variety of classes in different departments. You never know what unexpected passion will grow from your experience in higher education!

Fun Fact

William Stafford, born in Hutchinson, KS in 1914, did not publish a significant collection of poetry until he was 48 years old; however, that book, Traveling Through the Dark, won the National Book Award. Less than a decade later he was named Poet Laureate of the United States.