BU administrator to receive Maroon and Gold Excellence Award

BU administrator to receive Maroon and Gold Excellence Award



Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania administrator Kristin Mock Austin '02 will be honored with a Maroon and Gold Excellence Award by the BU Alumni Association at the annual Alumni Awards Luncheon to be held at noon on Saturday, June 1, as part of the Alumni Weekend 2013 celebration.

The Maroon and Gold Excellence Award was established by the BU Alumni Association in 1985 to recognize alumni who have graduated within the past 15 years and demonstrate outstanding potential for further contributions to Bloomsburg University and professionally. It was previously known as the Young Alumnus of the Year Award.

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 Austin graduated from BU in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in social work and is currently coordinator for New Student Orientation and assistant director of Admissions at Bloomsburg, where she is also filling an interim role as assistant director of Career Development. Austin has used her skills and training to work in a variety of fields, including religious, educational, non-profit and group home settings. She went on to earn her master’s degree in counseling with an emphasis in student affairs from Edinboro University. Since then she has been employed at several universities in positions focusing on the development of student leaders.

She continues to contribute to her alma mater by serving as a committee member and presenter for the annual Husky Leadership Summit and as a member of the Multicultural Alumni Connections committee. She has also served as an alumni workshop presenter for the Ziegler Institute for Professional Development and with the Bloomsburg Board of Governor’s Scholars program and ACT 101/EOP program. 

Anyone interested in attending Alumni Weekend events may register to attend by calling the Office of Alumni and Professional Engagement at 570-389-4060.


The Bloomsburg University Alumni Association, which was formed in 1871, serves a growing community of more than 61,000 graduates worldwide.

Fenstemaker Alumni House • (800) 526-0254 • (570) 389-4058 • FAX: (570) 389-4060 • alum@bloomu.edu