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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, Thomas Mason ‘84, 2022 William T. Derricott '66 Volunteer of the Year

Congratulations to All of our BUAA Alumni Award winners and Grimes Honorees! Find out more about the Awards and how to submit a nomination!

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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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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