Fall 2021 commencement ceremonies held


More than 460 earn degrees at fall commencement ceremonies.

BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University held its Fall 2021 commencement ceremonies on Friday, Dec. 10, and Saturday, Dec. 11, at the Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall, on campus.

Overall, 461 students (85 graduate students and 376 undergraduate students) earned their degrees from the School of Graduate Studies, the Zeigler College of Business, the College of Education, the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Science and Technology.

BU President Bashar Hanna spoke of how proud he is of all the graduates.

"In this challenging period in our lifetime, I must share how profoundly proud I am of each of you," said Hanna. "In your own way, you showed the grit and hard work we Huskies are known for! And I am sure there were moments of doubt and despair, but you made it! Your determination and never-quit attitude have led you here today."

At the graduate and Zeigler College of Business ceremony, the commencement address was given by Dr. Carolyn LaMacchia, chair of the Department of Information Technology, Analytics, and Business Education. The guest speaker at the College of Education and the College of Science and Technology was Todd Hoover, chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning; while Meredith Grimsley, chair of the Department of Art and Art History, spoke at the College of Liberal Arts ceremony. 

Top Honor Grads

  • Jessica Kole, an accounting major from Mount Holly Springs, is the top honor graduate from the Zeigler College of Business. She plans to further her education at Bloomsburg University in the masters of accountancy program and to work on passing the CPA Exam. She also has a summer internship lined up with Boyer & Ritter LLC in Camp Hill.
  • Jessica Brenfleck, an early childhood (Pk-4) major from Landsdale, earned the honor from the College of Education. She recently accepted a third-grade long-term substitute position in Cincinnati and plans to apply for a full-time position for the Fall of 2022. Her dream would be teaching kindergarten, first, or second grade.
  • Kylee Ellia Spring Younger, a history and secondary education major from Bloomsburg, earned the honor from the College of Liberal Arts. Younger is planning to become a high school history teacher and attend graduate school in the future.
  • Madison Moody, a biology major with a concentration in natural history from Sunbury,  earned the honor from the College of Science and Technology. Moody has already started graduate school at BU through the 3+2 program for an M.S. in biology. She just completed her second semester and is projected to graduate next fall.

Commencement Program


Fall Graduation '21