Bloomsburg University Foundation inducts four new members

Bloomsburg University Foundation inducts four new members

For Immediate Release

Date:  October 9, 2006

BLOOMSBURG—Four new members joined the Bloomsburg University Foundation Board of Directors last spring. The new members are Randolph C. Brown, Drew Hostetter ’76, Mark J. Keyser ’75 and Patricia Szymanek Mica ’67. Each member will serve a three-year term, until June 30, 2009.

Brown is president and CEO of First Columbia Bank & Trust in Bloomsburg. He is currently the board president of Downtown Bloomsburg Inc. and a board member of Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce. He previously served as president and CEO of National Bank of Geneva in Geneva, N.Y., and of First Tier Bank & Trust in Olean, N.Y.

Hostetter is executive vice president and chief financial advisor of Susquehanna Bancshares Inc. He joined Susquehanna Bancshares in 1994. He is a certified public accountant. A recipient of the Robert Redman Award for most outstanding athlete at Bloomsburg University, Hostetter is also a member of BU’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

Keyser currently serves as president of Commonwealth Insurance Consultants Inc. in Lancaster, where he provides financial management services to insurance companies throughout the northeast. Keyser is a certified public accountant and serves on the board of directors of the Bloomsburg University Alumni Association.

Mica, of Winter Palm, Fla., graduated from Bloomsburg with a degree in elementary education. She recently completed two terms as president of the Republican Congressional Spouses organization and serves on the board of the U.S. Capitol Historic Society. Her husband is U.S. Rep. John L. Mica of Florida’s 7th Congressional District.

The BU Foundation Inc. was created in 1985 to secure private funds to support Bloomsburg University. The main purpose of the foundation is to provide funding for academic programs and scholarships. The foundation has raised nearly $38.5 million since 1985.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Professional Studies, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.