Fifty years ago, October 21, 1966, the first elected Homecoming Queen in Bloomsburg history was crowned. A formal Homecoming celebration has been held on campus each year starting in 1928.
Recent BU graduate Adrianna Sgouris, class of 2015, dreamed of being at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, but not as an athlete. She wanted to be a volunteer. She reached out to Olympic officials while an undergrad, landed an interview and was selected to make the trip of a lifetime. Read about her adventure at the Olympics and see some great photos she snapped while there.
BLOOMSBURG — David L. Soltz will retire as president of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania at the end of the 2016-17 academic year. In his announcement to the campus community, Soltz said, “I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to serve our students with all of you, the outstanding faculty and staff of Bloomsburg University.”
Fifty years ago this month, September 1966, the Harvey A. Andruss Library, now known as the Robert Warren Student Services Center, officially opened with the beginning of the fall semester. See photos and learn more about this BU moment in history.
The BU Alumni Association selected its executive committee and new board members for the 2016-17 term, which began on July 1.
A busload of 24 Bloomsburg University students made a Husky Career Road Trip to Washington, D.C. in April to explore career and internship opportunities. Before returning to campus, the students met with alumni for a networking reception.
The Bloomsburg University Alumni Association recently honored 95 alumni who earned the Grimes Loyalty Award recognition for 2015. The recognition honors the late Richard E. Grimes '49, a retired teacher from Harrisburg, who missed only two Homecomings and not a single Alumni Day celebration.
More than 700 Bloomsburg University students, faculty and guests attended a recent lecture by prominent Harvard economist, Dr. N. Gregory Mankiw, who spoke on "The Rise of Economic Inequality: Causes and Cures." The lecture, shared here, was sponsored by the Department of Economics and the College of Liberal Arts and was open to the public as part of BU's Distinguished Speaker and Lecture Series.
Maria Baron Cannon, vice president of Channel Marketing for TE Connectivity and Bloomsburg University Foundation Board member, was named honorary alumna during an Alumni Awards dinner on Saturday, April 23. Four graduates were also recognized for their contributions to the university and their professions, including Crystal Skotedis, CPA and director with Boyer & Ritter CPAs & Consultants, who received the 2016 Volunteer of the Year award.
BLOOMSBURG— The chairperson of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Nursing is the recipient of the first Breiner Family Endowed Professorship for Nursing. Michelle Ficca was recently selected for the professorship, supported by a gift of $1.9 million from Edward and Julianne (Miller) Breiner, who graduated from BU in 1977. The Breiners established the university’s first endowed professorship a year ago in support of an exceptional teacher, mentor and leader.
Jonathan T. Marks '88 is internationally recognized as a leader, a writer, and a speaker in fraud and fraud related matters. To Bloomsburg University he is recognized as a highly valued member, devoted alumnus, and caring brother in the Greek life community, especially within his fraternity Zeta Psi, Pi Kappa Chapter.
Stephanie Steele was living the city life in Pittsburgh that she had always dreamed about when she graduated from Bloomsburg University in 2008 intent on leaving her hometown of Williamsport behind. Then life threw her a curve ball. The baseball analogy is appropriate. Steele is back in Williamsport, working as the Retail Customer Service and Marketing manager for Little League Baseball International.
The largest gift in the history of the Bloomsburg University Foundation is benefiting BU’s supply chain management program. Nicholas J. Giuffre ’78 recently contributed a $2.5 million blended gift to the BU Foundation and the university’s It’s Personal campaign. The gift establishes the Nicholas J. Giuffre Center for Supply Chain Management within the College of Business.
The late “Doc” Warren '95H had a vision for social Greek organizations on the Bloomsburg University campus, which is being showcased in this 50th Year of Greek Life at Bloomsburg University. Doc Warren wasn’t a dreamer: he implemented his vision and planted the first seed of Greek life in the form of Sigma Iota Omega (SIO – acronym for “Social Improvement Organization”). That seed would take root and eventually become central in the landscape of Greek life at Bloomsburg University.
Empowering, a leader, one of a kind, insightful, and confident are just a few ways one would describe Karen (Smith) Coates '85 - the Tri Sigma alumna of distinction. An attorney, Coates became the first female chief of staff to the speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in January 2015.
It was 1967 and the Greek System was young. The idea of founding a new sorority seemed daunting but possible...exciting actually! Seven sophomores began to think and talk more seriously about a new local sorority and suddenly they were deep into the process. On October 22, 1967, the vision named Chi Sigma Rho was a reality. Meet Joanne Cashman '70, a founding member and Alumna of Distinction.
When Ken Walsh was dropped off in Bloomsburg the day after his high school graduation in June 1981, he had no idea that the friendships he forged and the Greek organization he joined would still be relevant in his life almost 35 years later. On that hot June day, he was more worried about making friends and being homesick than he was about making strong relationships and learning life skills.
The BU Alumni Association is pleased to announce the 13 students who will be receiving alumni Legacy Scholarships.
U.S. Navy Capt. Retired Gina Spleen Jaeger, class of 1981, Greek Alumni of Distinction, Theta Tau Omega. This is one in a series of stories honoring Greek alumni in celebration of 50 Years of Greek Life at Bloomsburg in 2016. Each month, the spotlight will fall on a distinguished member of a fraternity and a sorority. A 50th reunion celebration is planned for Homecoming on Oct. 15, 2016.
Meet Bob Snyder, class of 1980, Delta Pi’s Greek Alumni of Distinction. This is one in a series of stories honoring Greek alumni in celebration of 50 Years of Greek Life at Bloomsburg in 2016. Each month, the spotlight will fall on a distinguished member of a fraternity and a sorority. A 50th reunion celebration is planned for Homecoming on Oct. 15, 2016.
Dan Knorr '07, an area resident with experience in local government, has been named director of external and government relations at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.
The Bloomsburg University Alumni Association has announced members of the executive committee for the upcoming term of 2015-16.
Michael ’85 and Beth Boguski of Mechanicsburg have committed $1 million to the Bloomsburg University Foundation to support university initiatives including Professional U, the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Magnet School and the Henry Carver Fund, Bloomsburg University’s annual fund.