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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, Barbara Bogart Romano '83

Welcome to the Alumni Association! There are more than 71,000 Bloomsburg University Alumni living throughout the world. BU graduates can be found in all 50 states and in more than 20 countries worldwide. Our alumni are Nobel Prize winners, successful business men and women, educators, doctors, nurses, and many other professionals who are recognized as leaders in their selected fields. We are honored to have you join our prestigious group!

I encourage you to leverage the BU alumni network by participating and getting engaged in alumni activities near your home, by being a champion for your alma mater in your community and workplace and by staying engaged with campus by giving your time and talents to help current students with their career and professional development. Explore “The Husky Pack” through handshake and the website for information about campus events, regional alumni networks and volunteer opportunities. Career openings at alumni-owned companies and from other firms seeking BU graduates are posted on Handshake and LinkedIn via the Bloomsburg University Alumni group. You can also stay connected by following the Bloomsburg University Alumni Association's Facebook Page.

However you choose to stay involved with Bloomsburg, know that the University Alumni and Professional Engagement Office as well as the leaders of the Alumni Association are available to serve as your guide. As an alumna, I am confident that Bloomsburg has prepared you to make the most of what lies ahead. As you leave the friendly college on the hill to travel toward your next adventure let me assure you that Bloomsburg never leaves you. You are, without a doubt, a Husky for Life!

Bloomsburg University Alumni Board Members

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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 Awardrecognizes 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

Alumni Awards Photo
Alumni Awards Photo

Connect and Celebrate!

Keep in touch, Reconnect, Find Events!

Alumni Events

Attend events such as Homecoming, 2018; 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 surrouning 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

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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!


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

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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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

Professional U

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 the student experience is the Professional U four year plan, making BU distinctive in achieving our mission of preparing students for personal and professional success in an increasingly complex global environment.

The you in Professional U

  • Students — careers, majors, resumes, SEL, internships, on-campus interviews, job postings
  • Faculty — Sophomore Experiential Learning, internships, affiliation agreements, forms
  • Alumni — volunteer opportunities, alumni-student networking, Alumni LinkedIn group
  • Employers — Hosting a student intern, on-campus recruitment, career fairs, posting jobs

Alumni and Professional Engagement

Assistant VP Alumni and Professional Engagement
  Lynda Fedor-Michaels '87/'88 M.Ed.
Director, Alumni Engagement
  Nathan Conroy '06
Events and Services Associate
  Kimberly Heidlauf

Fenstemaker Alumni House
400 East Second St.
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
570-389-4060 (Fax)