Alumni Awards

Recipients

Steph Pettit awarded
honorary doctorate

#HuskyPride

A career of computer networks

Tech Pioneer

Alumni Association

Welcome Alumni!

The mission of the Bloomsburg University Alumni Association:

By providing events, programs and services for over 86,900 graduates, the BU Alumni Association fosters relationships that result in engaging alumni in the university's strategic priorities and philanthropic goals.

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Forever a Husky: Message from BU Alumni Association President, Todd Argenziano '89

Welcome to the Alumni Association!  There are over 75,000 Bloomsburg University Alumni living throughout the world and thriving as successful professionals. We are honored to have you as a member of our prestigious group.

Every time I step on campus, I feel the enthusiasm, dedication, desire to succeed and moxie from students, faculty and staff alike. There is a feeling of pride that emanates throughout the entire University that sets our institute apart from all others. I am extremely proud to call myself a Bloomsburg University Husky!

Huskies take care of their own. That’s why I encourage you to seek out and participate in opportunities that help benefit current students as well as other alumni. The university is always looking for alumni to share their time and talents in ongoing events that were designed to help increase each student’s opportunity to succeed.

Take advantage of the regional alumni networking events that the Bloomsburg University Alumni Association has to offer.  Gather, socialize and network with alumni from different industries who reside in your community.  Take some time to explore these pages, the BU Alumni Association Facebook page, and the LinkedIn BU Alumni group for campus events, regional alumni networking events and volunteer opportunities.

However you choose to stay involved with Bloomsburg University, please know that the leaders of the Alumni Association, along with the Office of Alumni and Professional Engagement, will be there to support and guide you along the way.

I will always call Bloomsburg University “home” and I truly hope you have an opportunity to come back on campus to see the amazing transformations that are taking place. I hope you always keep BU close to your heart, and I look forward to meeting you at Homecoming or any number of BU events throughout the year.

Go Huskies!!

Bloomsburg University Alumni Board Members

Todd Argenziano

Alumni Awards

Bloomsburg University alumni, guests, and current students gathered to celebrate three fellow Huskies for their achievements and contributions to the University during the annual Alumni Awards Dinner on Saturday, May 4, 2019.

BU Alumni Association President Barbara Romano welcomed the crowd of nearly 150 to the event, expressing her gratitude for those in attendance. University President, Bashar Hanna, continued the same sentiment through his remarks, describing the special bond between BU and its alumni.

“Lifelong friendships are made when you are a student here,” remarked Hanna “You will always have a home here.”

2019 Grimes Loyalty honorees

Grimes Recognition Criteria
(January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019)

  • Attend an Event (Homecoming, Alumni Weekend, Regional Event)
  • Or

  • Complete a Volunteer Activity
  • And

  • Make a Donation to the BU Foundation


  • Save the date for the 2020 Alumni Awards Dinner
    Saturday, May 2, 2020


    Know Someone who deserves to be recognized?
    The Alumni Board is currently accepting nominations for the following Awards:

    SUBMIT A NOMINATION

    Nominations are being accepted until Monday, January 20, 2020.

    Distinguished Service Award - recognizes alumni who have graduated at least 15 years prior, have had significant accomplishments in their profession, demonstrated outstanding service to Bloomsburg University/Alumni Association, and/or have made significant contributions to humanity. Candidate must have completed at least 24 credits at Bloomsburg University and their class must have graduated at least 15 years prior to being nominated. (Eligible Class Years 2004 or Earlier.)
    Maroon and Gold Excellence Award - recognizes alumni who have graduated at least two years prior, but within the past 15 years; have met one or more criteria for the Distinguished Service Award (above); and have demonstrated outstanding potential for further contributions. Candidate must have completed at least 24 credits at Bloomsburg University and their class must have graduated at least two years prior to being nominated. (Eligible Class Years 2005-2017)
    Honorary Alumnus Award:recognizes special individuals who, while they did not attend or graduate from Bloomsburg University, have played a significant role in the life of the university by their generous and caring spirit and the example they have set for all BU alumni. Candidate cannot have attended or graduated from Bloomsburg University.

    Alumni Awards Photo
    Alumni Awards Photo

    Connect and Celebrate!

    Keep in touch, Reconnect, Find Events!

    Alumni Events

    Attend events such as Homecoming; Alumni Awards Dinner, Parents and Family Weekend and Networking Socials

    Join a Regional Network or Affinity Group

    You don't have to be on campus to stay connected to your alma mater! Alumni networks are made up of BU graduates who plan events for alumni to get together where they currently live. Attending a regional event is a great way to make new friends and business contacts.

    NYC/NJ: New York City/northern New Jersey metropolitan area. Contact Kevin McGrath '93

    Capitol Area Network: BU CAN! serves alumni living in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York counties. Contact Blair Aylward '93 or Jim Blockus '77.  Find them on Facebook

    Carver Hall Chapter (Bloomsburg and surrounding): Serves more than 6,375 BU alumni living within 30 minutes of campus. Contact Heather Goshert '06 or visit Facebook

    Lehigh Valley Network: Serves alumni who live or work in Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill,northern Berks and Bucks counties and Warren County (NJ) Contact Mary Braccili '90

    Washington D.C. Serves BU Alumni in the nation's capital and surrounding area.  Contact Marc Steckel '93

    NEPA: Serves Scranton-Wilkes-Barre and surrounding counties. Contact Todd Argenziano '89

    Philadelphia Area: Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, Delaware counties and parts of Berks County. Contact Marv Meneeley '85 or visit their Facebook Page

    Lancaster Area  Serves Lancaster and surrounding counties.  Contact Barbara Romano '83

    Carver Hall Husky
    Networking Event

    Take Action!

    Volunteer, Mentor, Serve, Give, Hire

    See how BU Alums are making an impact!

    Opportunities to provide support

    Volunteer Your Time on the alumni board, in the BU Classrooms, or as an Alumni network leader

    Assist in student professional development, provide an internship, or Hire a Husky!

    Financially Support Student programs

    Support a student through a Professional Experience Grant (P.E.G.), A Legacy Scholarship, support the Henry Carver Fund! or give to one of our crowdfunding projects!!

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    Explore Career and Networking Opportunities

    Alumni and Career Community Opportunities

    Update your Handshake Profile and connect with other alums and employers.

    Resources for Alums and New Grads

    Connect with alumni and employers, explore careers, internships and professional opportunities!

    Attend a Career Connections Expo

    See some professional development video resources and webinars

    Alumni House

    BU Legacy Scholarship

    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. These twelve recipients have been selected via random drawing for the $1,010.42 award toward their spring tuition.

    Congratulations to 2018 Legacy Scholarship Recipients!

    Christopher McCormick '21  [Randy McCormick '96]

    Maria C. Bachert '22 [Russel E. Bachert '11]

    Ashley L. Wilkins '22 [Amy Wilkins '88]

    Mackenzie Gidaro '22 [Shawn Bogutskie '00]

    Amy L. Maciejewski '21 [Stephen Maciejewski '87]

    Ryan Deery '22 [Debra Deery '90]

    Eric Zalewski '20 [Kimberly Zalewski '89]

    Madison Cutler  '21 [Matt Cutler '91]

    Kathryn Naugle '22 [Maria Vandenbord-Naugle '90]

    Joseph Petit-Clair '22 [Mari Jane Petit-Clair '92]

    Jessica Milligan '20 [Joanne McElwee '90]

    Brian Lefkof '22 [Matthew Lefkof '93]

    BU Legacy Scholarship

    Homecoming, 2019!

    Save the Date for Homecoming 2020!

    Join us next fall on Saturday, October 24, 2020 to reconnect with other alums and current students with activities all weekend long.

    View a Complete Listing for the entire weekend

    Alumni Awards Photo

    Take Advantage of Other Alumni Benefits

    Legacy Scholarships

    Submit your entry for a scholarship on behalf of a child or grandchild, awarded at random by the BU Alumni Association Board of Directors each November. Or, support scholarships for BU legacy students

    You qualify for discounts!

    As a BU alum, you qualify for an alumni discount from Liberty Mutual Insurance. Just let them know you're a BU Alum!

    BU? Be noticed!

    Apply for your BU Alumni Association vanity plate today!

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    The YOU in Professional U

    Mark Brehm '21

     
     
     

    Professional U at BU connects students with alumni, employers, and opportunities integrating the academic experience with professional experience in “real world” settings. Through the exploration of professional development topics and experiential learning, students build skills and confidence which prepare them for personal and professional success upon graduation.

    Integral to academics is student career experience, making BU distinctive in achieving our mission of preparing students for personal and professional success in an increasingly complex global environment.
    Alumni play an integral role through volunteer opportunities such as alumni-student networking, hosting a student intern, recruit on-campus, participate in a career expo, or post jobs on Handshake

    Alumni and Professional Engagement

    Assistant VP Alumni and Professional Engagement
      Lynda Fedor-Michaels '87/'88 M.Ed.

    Director, Alumni Engagement
      Nathan Conroy '06

    Director of Employer Relations
      Kelly Stiner

    Events and Services Associate
      Kimberly Heidlauf

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    Bloomsburg, PA 17815
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