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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Check out the map to see where Huskies are across the U.S.!

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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

Homecoming, 2019!

October 26, 2019

Join us in the fall this year to reconnect with other alums and current students with activities all weekend long, including a tent party, campus tours, parade and of course, football! Special recognition each year for the 50th reunion class. This fall we will honor the class of 1969

October 26, 2019

Register for the Tent Party!, Saturday, October 26th

See Photos from last year's celebration!



Other Homecoming Happenings and Celebrations

Pathways in Science and Technology

COLA Symposium

Communication Studies Alumni Reception, Friday, October 25th

Full homecoming schedule

Nursing Anniversary Celebrations:

40th Nursing Anniversary/30th Nursing Masters Celebration, Friday, October 25th

10th Anniversary, Nurse Anesthetist Celebration, Saturday, October 26th

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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, or support the Henry Carver Fund!

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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.

Applications are now open for 2019! 

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

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.”

Read More about the event and see photos

Maroon and Gold Excellence Award: Leeann M. Koch '10 / '17 Au.D.

Distinguished Service Award: Kerri Donald Sears '92

William T. Derricott '66 Volunteer of the Year Award:Juli Miller '92

Legacy families were recognized as were Grimes Loyalty Award recipients;


Read about last year's celebration and see photos from the 2018 event

Know Someone who deserves to be recognized for next year? The Alumni Board accepts nominations for the following awards:
Distinguished Service Award recognizes alumni who have had significant accomplishments in his/her profession, demonstrated outstanding service to Bloomsburg University/Alumni Association, and/or have made contributions to humanity.
Maroon and Gold Excellence Award recognizes alumni who have graduated 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.
Honorary Alumnus Award recognizes special individuals who, while they did not 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.

See Previous Recipients

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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!

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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 opportunitiessuch 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

The Greenly Center
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Bloomsburg, PA 17815
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alum@bloomu.edu

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Bloomsburg University
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Bloomsburg, PA 17815