February 10, 2012

Gift establishes McDowell Institute

Bloomsburg University officials announced on Feb. 10, 2012, a $2 million commitment to the Bloomsburg University Foundation by philanthropist Susan McDowell, of Selinsgrove.

The gift, which was the largest in the foundation's history*, is given in support of the College of Education to establish the McDowell Institute for Teacher Excellence in Positive Behavior Support. The McDowell Institute is designed to equip educators with strategies, practices and experiences to effectively support the academic, social and emotional growth of all students.

Instruction in the methods of positive behavior support will be incorporated into the curriculum, beginning with freshman-year introductory courses and carrying through to student teaching.

*As of Feb. 12, 2012

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