Bloomsburg University: A great place to be you
We are Huskies. We believe in working hard to make our dreams become a reality. At Bloomsburg University, being a Husky is about striving to be the best ... in the classroom, in your community and in your career. And each experience contributes to our learning and community involvement. With more than 50 undergraduate degrees, BU is putting success within the reach of more than 10,000 students.
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Sultan Riaz felt so at home at Bloomsburg University in his four years as an undergraduate, he decided to stay and pursue a Masters of Business Administration degree. And he is making the most of his time on campus.
Riaz, a former student employee of the year, has already made waves in the regional business field and has helped further introduce the Muslim culture to Bloomsburg, while spreading awareness and education on Islam. With less than a year remaining, he is focused on firmly establishing his imprint on campus and path to professional success.
“If you had asked me my freshmen year if I would be in the M.B.A. program, I’d say no way,” says Riaz, who graduated in 2010 with a degree in business administration and marketing. “The teachings and experience I’ve gotten cannot be replaced. With so many influential people on campus and opportunities to expand and advance yourself as a student, this place is such a perfect fit.”
Husky Unleashed: A trip on the wild side
After a 15 hour plane ride which I didn't sleep a wink, the plane landed in Johannesburg, South Africa. I went through security, picked up my bag, and found someone who was holding a sign that said "ISV." We all gathered around and there we stood, 23 of us from America and Canada all confused at what we got ourselves into. We met our tour leaders Amy and Tyler, who were going to be leading us for the first two weeks of our adventure.
We had a quick orientation and were told that we have to be at the van at 6:45 a.m. for departure to our volunteer site. Arriving and seeing cheetahs pacing back and forth along the fence line was a little unnerving.
The Ann van Dyke Cheetah Centre was established in 1971 strictly as a cheetah breeding reservation. Since then a number of different conservation projects have been introduced including a successful African wild dog program. From 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. our tasks included cleaning out enclosures for animals, going on feeding rounds, building a bridge and gardens, as well as a variety of other things. We had the amazing chance to learn anything and everything we wanted to about all of the animals on the "farm" (everyone there refers to it as a "cheetah farm"). I will never forget the amazing experience I had being able to interact with the cheetahs, wild dogs, and other wildlife at the farm!