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With nearly 80k alumni world-wide, the Bloomsburg University Alumni Association has much to celebrate in its legacy of support: for the university, for students, and for each other. Every year, events and successes are made more impactful with your participation.

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A message from Alumni Association Board President, Felicia Ellzy '10

Felicia Ellzy

Hello, Bloomsburg University Alumni Family!

I hope this message finds you all healthy and thriving in these precarious times. As we welcome our new normal, we are excited to embrace the opportunities for growth and prosperity within our alumni community. Bloomsburg is fortunate enough to have an ever-growing population of alumni who are ready, willing, and able to serve.

The longevity of the BU Alumni Association is to be admired by all institutions. For 150 years the alumni family has shown a consistent devotion of time, talents, and treasures in service of the BU community. Countless lives have been enhanced because of the BU Alumni Association, which speaks to the dedication of the alumni family. Our alumni donors and volunteers consider their efforts to serve the Bloomsburg community a labor of love and that is what makes our alumni family special.

The philanthropy on behalf of the BU Alumni Association is unmatched!  It is my hope that we not only continue to grow as an association; but that we continue to flourish while serving every student. The Alumni Board of Directors is dedicated to celebrating diverse students and alumni through programming and volunteer efforts. The commitment to the BU community will undoubtedly produce a vast number of alumni who will continue the legacy for the next 150 years!

It's a great honor to serve as the President of the Alumni Association and look forward to our continued evolvement and perseverance. Happy Anniversary Bloomsburg University Alumni Association!

Felicia Ellzy, M.Ed c/o ‘10/’11

Remaining Part of the Pack

On June 22, 1871, the Bloomsburg University Alumni Association was formed to keep the bonds among alumni and our alma mater strong. And while the last century and a half has delivered challenges to Huskies everywhere, we have preserved the life-changing experiences and relationships formed at BU, while working to ensure current students are as successful as they have been since the school was founded in 1839. 

Here’s to the next 150 years of grit, loyalty, and excellence! Go Huskies!  

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Congratulations to the 2022 Alumni Awards recipients and Grimes Honorees.

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Volunteer to engage fellow Husky alums, or support current students. Serve as a resume reviewer or mock interviewer, panelist or presenter either virtually or in person. Have a great story to tell? Be a part of Carver's Calling podcast!

Provide an Internship or Hire a fellow Husky!

Give financially to help current students. Start or support a scholarship, establish or enhance a professional experience grant, or add to a fund. Or, create a Professional Experience Grant

Thank you, Dr. Kimberly Abney '09, 2021 Alumni Association Volunteer of the Year

Congratulations and Thank you, Grimes Alumni!

Grimes Recognition is reserved for BU alumni who have attended an Event or completed a volunteer activity, and made a donation to the BU Foundation. Thank you, Grimes alumni!

Kimberly Abney ’09
William Adams ‘88
Christina Adenuga ‘10
Alana Albus Klass
Carl Albertson ‘91

Michelle Appel ‘90
Todd Argenziano ‘89
Kristin Austin ‘02
Ann Bailets ‘79
Matthew Bamonte ‘17
Edward Banaszek ‘80
Mark Bauman ‘00
Aimee Becker ‘16
Eric Beishline ‘02
Aaron Bekisz ‘18
Marcelo Benatti ‘20
Ayana Bennett ‘10
William Bent ‘83
William Benz ‘82
Luke Betley ‘15
Michael Boguski ‘85
Dennis Bohr ‘70
Albree Boone ‘03
Gregory Bowden ‘01
Kathleen Renee Brady‘92

John Braganini ‘75
Amy Brayford ‘91
Thomas Brogan ‘03
Gilbert Brown ‘78
Linda Brown ‘12
Laura Bruaw ‘19
Ann Brugger ‘90
Rochelle Burcin ‘90
John Burnett ‘74
Ronald Byerly ‘76
Brian Case ‘83
Joseph Catanzaro ‘88
Anthony Cherill ‘70
Angela Ciucci ‘19
Paul Clifford ‘96
Jennefer Clifford ‘96
Edward Coar ‘78
Brian Martin ‘03
Michael Coppa ‘00

John Cramer ‘70
Kevin Crane ‘88

Adam Creasy ‘11
Jed Custer ‘98
Alan Dakey ‘73
John Dasch ‘70
Marilyn Davis’70
Hedy Davis ‘82
Claire Day ‘93

Cody Deitz ‘20
Hugh Dempsey ‘75

Joseph Denelsbeck ‘87
Michelle Dermes

Craig Diehl ‘82
Lance Diehl ‘88
Angela DiPasquale ‘20
Anthony DiValerio ‘82
Brian Donofry ‘10
Nicholas Donofry ‘15
Todd Duerr ‘86
Robert Dunkelberger ‘05
Austin Edgette ’18
April Edwards ‘84
Edward Edwards ‘73
Nancy Edwards ‘70
John Eichenlaub ‘14
Cece Evans ‘16
Craig Evans ‘03
Jahri Evans ‘07
Todd Fay ‘76
Emily Ferguson ‘19
Valerie Fessler ‘09

Evelyn Fetterman ’70
Susan Fetterman ‘04
Cathy Fitzgerald ‘93
Mary Beth Foering ‘79
Donald Forbes ‘86
Paul Frank ‘85
Alicia Frederick ‘19
Sharon Gettel ‘78
Michael Gillespie ‘95
Nicholas Giuffre ‘78

Heather Goshert ‘06
William Gower ‘16
Duane Greenly ‘72
Stephen Grib
Robert Groshek

Michael Hamlin ‘11
Ariel Harro ‘17
Nicole Hartranft ‘04
Jessica Heid ‘17
Albra Heineman ‘20
Benjamin Hendershott ’15
Lizmeidy Hernandez ‘20
Susan Hicks ‘67
James Hile ’92
Nicolas Hoffman ‘16
Drew Hostetter ‘76
Michael Huben ‘81
Barbara Hudock ‘76
Angela Hummel ‘92

Janet Hutchinson ‘91
Vincent James ‘09

Stephen Jones ‘83
Kaleta ‘96
Matthew Karchner

Michael Keener ‘81
Peggy Keller ‘77
Asa Kelley ‘15
Jacob Kelley ‘16

Michele Kessler ‘83
Jeffrey King ‘93
Audrey King ‘94
Gene Kinney ‘89
Daniel Klingerman ‘87
Thomas Kuntzleman ’91
Linda Lapp ‘85
Ken Lastowka ‘05
Armand Leaks ‘15
Jasmine Lee ‘11
Lynette Luckers ’01
John Makara ‘90

Abigail Manns ‘08
Kristy Marshman ‘01
Taisha Martinez ‘18

John Marzano ‘74
Thomas Mason ‘84
Lynn Maxim ‘00
Patrick McAndrew ‘70
Sandra McAndrew ‘70

James McCormack‘90
Marshall Mehring ‘69
Rachel Melnick ‘03
Marvin Meneeley ‘85
Diana Merida ‘98
Patricia Mica ‘67
Juli Miller ‘92
Elizabeth Miller ‘17
John Mulka ’66
Nancy Musso ‘70
Cole Neff ‘20
Clayton Newton ‘20
Brenda Nichols ‘85
Brian O’Donnell ‘86
Lamar Oglesby ‘07
Lisa Papageorgiou ‘82

Joshua Payne ’89
Stephan Pettit ‘89
Lorraine Piehota ‘70
Justin Pierce ‘12
Becky Pierce ‘14
Robert Polcrack ‘18
Matti Prima ‘77
Timothy Pritchard ‘90
Prosceno ‘11

Roslyn Pulcini ‘18
Gwen Raifsnider ‘88

Eduardo Ramos ‘90
Nancy Reppy
Peter Reynolds ’70

Zakia Ringgold ‘02
Richard Rogers ‘77
Spencer Rogers ‘92
Barbara Romano ‘83
Mary Jean Rosini
Steven Sees ‘89

Beth Shaffer ‘88
Michelle Shearer ‘96

Frank Sheptock ‘86
Jennifer Shuey ‘95
Lydia Singley ‘83
Dale Sinnott ‘89
Crystal Skotedis

Frank Soda ‘07
Joshua Sonntag ‘14
Russell Starke ‘97
Marc Steckel ‘93
Kelly Stiner ‘14
Cheryl Tedder ‘97

Cory Terwilliger ‘91
Laurie Theisen ‘89
Hakeem Thomas ‘17
Coleen Thomas ‘17
Janet Tomcavage ‘80
Betty Underwood ‘70
Nancy Vasta ‘99
Jason Vavra ‘95
Carol Wagner ’78
Timothy Wagner ‘74
Todd Walker ’87
Jordan Walsh ‘19
Laura Ward ‘86
Lynda Wayne ‘99
John Wetzel ‘98

Danny Wheelan ‘14
Denise Wiik ‘91
Jaison Williams ‘93
Matthew Wiltrout ’03
Richard Wisniewski ’82
Melissa Wolf ‘01
Marcella Woods ‘85
Douglas Wright ‘90
Joseph Yasinskas ‘06
Kevin Yurkanin ’90
Raymond Zaborney ‘16
Cathy Zavacki ‘99
Terry Zeigler ‘76
Jeremy Zezza ‘19
Michael Zielinskie ‘17

BU Legacy Scholarships

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The BU Alumni Association Board of Directors awards Alumni Legacy Scholarships each year to current BU students who are a child/grandchild of a BU graduate. Alumni will be chosen via random drawing each November and the scholarship is applied to the student's spring tuition. This year, students received $1,010.  

Apply for 2023! Deadline is Nov. 15, 2022 

Congratulations to the 2022 Legacy Scholarship Recipients!

Patrick Bernocco ’81 for student Joshua Bernocco
Keith Boell ‘96 for student Claire Boell
Christina Caputo ‘91 for student Dominic Caputo
Matthew  Clippinger ‘95 for student Benjamin Clippinger
Barbara Davis ’93 for student Connor Davis
Christina Filippone ‘92 for student Madlin Filippone
Donald Holdredge ‘00 for student Joshua Holdredge
Christopher Kapp ‘02 for student Samuel Kapp
JoAnn Picarelli ‘95 for student Carmine Picarelli
Denise Rogers ‘92 for student Jenna Rogers
John Seifert ‘94 for student Abby Seifert and Melissa Shurock ’93 for student Bradley Shurock

Thank you for your interest in acquiring a BU specialty license plate. Please complete the Specialty License Plate Application Form and mail it back with your check made payable to the Bloomsburg University Foundation at your convenience. The fee for the Bloomsburg University specialty plate is $50 and if you want a personalized plate, PENDOT charges an additional $112 for a total of $162. Otherwise the specialty plate will be issued in numerical order. 

1.    For a BU Plate: complete sections A and E of the application.
2.    For a Personalized BU Plate: complete sections A, D, and E of the application.
3.    Don't forget to sign and date your application in section E!

Please mail your completed form and check made payable to the Bloomsburg University Foundation to: 

Alumni and Professional Engagement Office

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Greenly Center 3rd Floor
400 East 2nd Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815

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“The College of Business prepared me to problem solve, work on a team, analyze information and communicate in the federal space. “BU [also] opened up my world view and was a jumping off point for international travel and set me up well to work in an international environment. It also prepared with an emphasis on ethics and service to the broader community which dovetailed with military service.”

Lt. Col. Michael Kwasnoski ’95
2022 Distinguished Service Award

“I wanted to make an impact and create something that will last and I think I’ve done that. There is a saying that ‘to whom much has been given, much is expected’. And I’ve been given a lot.”

Chet Snavely ’70
2022 Distinguished Service Award

"I am surrounded by Bloom grads so I know the quality and character of these folks and I will say the highest honor of my life is to be considered an alum of Bloomsburg University.

The Honorable Mary Jane Bowes '22H
2022 Honorary Alumni Award

“Bloomsburg molded my life. Everybody deserves a second chance and then it’s up to you what you do with it. That suit doesn’t make you. My degree doesn’t make me. Courage makes me. Determination makes me. I do it my way. If I fail, I failed my way and I’ll be happy about that.”

Salim Weldon ’08
2022 Maroon & Gold Excellence Award

“If you can help students that are like what you were then, you will get more out of it than the students will. I always feel better when I leave campus than when I got there.”

Thomas Mason ’84. MBA
2022 William T. Derricott ’66 Volunteer of the Year

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