Fifth Recipient of the Paul and Jennefer Clifford Walk-On Scholarship Named

April 22, 2021

Congratulations to Kate Roberts '23, of the Bloomsburg University women's lacrosse team, who was named as the third recipient of the Paul and Jennefer Clifford Walk-On Scholarship.

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$2 Million in Scholarships Allocated for First-Generation Students at Bloomsburg University

March 16, 2021

Bloomsburg University and the Bloomsburg University Foundation (BUF) announced on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 that the BUF Board has voted to commit $2 million in scholarships as a need-based award to first-generation college students from Pennsylvania.

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Bloomsburg University Foundation Secures Grant to Help Low-income Students Complete Their Academic Degrees

October 20, 2020

The Bloomsburg University Foundation secured a First Federal Charitable Foundation grant it will use to provide students with the financial support they need to complete their degrees, including help with residual tuition support, computers, study aids, books, internet accessibility, temporary housing and basic food shortages.

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BU Alumni Board reallocates $80,000 in funding to provide scholarships for incoming first-year students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

May 19, 2020

The redirection of these funds will jumpstart the Alumni Association Academic Promise initiative as the coronavirus crisis will continue to have a dramatic impact on BU’s enrollment and retention, especially for those students who are at greatest financial risk. In 2019, 46% of BU students came from households classified as low or very low income.

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Steph Pettit makes $10 million donation to BU

December 04, 2019

In recognition of the impact this donation will have, BU will rename and brand the upper campus athletic complex to Bloomsburg University Pettit Athletic Complex.

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Boguskis make $500,000 gift to support professional experiences at BU

December 03, 2019

In recognition of this gift, prior commitments, and continued support of the student experience, Bloomsburg University named the dean’s suite in the Zeigler College of Business in their honor.

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SEKISUI partners with Bloomsburg University to bring a Professional Experience Lab downtown

April 25, 2019

The Bloomsburg University Foundation announces that SEKISUI SPI made a $500,000 gift to construct a state-of-the-art professional experience workspace for students in downtown Bloomsburg.

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$2.2 Million Gift to BU Charts a Course Forward for Foster Children

March 20, 2019

A $2.2 million gift will provide youth from the Pennsylvania foster care system with the opportunity to explore educational experiences on the Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania campus.

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Supporting Impact Beyond the Classroom

January 31, 2019

Since the launch of BU’s Professional U initiative in 2012, more than 100 alumni and friends have been inspired to support the university in preparing students to apply their education beyond the classroom. On Thursday, Jan. 31, the university recognized the breadth of that impact and generosity with the announcement of the 2019 faculty fellowships and endowed professorships.

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Geography Professor Expresses Gratitude to Bloomsburg University with a $700,000 Bequest

November 05, 2018

A $700,000 gift from the estate of John Enman, Ph.D., professor emeritus of geography at Bloomsburg University will further support students, faculty and programs in the department of Environmental, Geographical and Geological Sciences (EGGS).

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Jahri Evans Inducted into Wall of Distinction

August 31, 2018

Former Bloomsburg University football star and NFL great Jahri Evans ’07 was inducted into the university’s Wall of Distinction on Friday, Aug. 31, in a ceremony on campus. Located near the fountain on BU’s Academic Quadrangle, the Bloomsburg University Wall of Distinction recognizes donors who have contributed $1 million or more to the university.

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2018 Confer Radio Talent Institute

July 20, 2018

Twenty-two students pursuing careers in the broadcast industry attended the Confer Radio Talent Institute over the summer. The week-and-a-half-long institute featured industry professionals from up and down the East Coast, rigorous classroom experience and a trip to Philadelphia to visit the Citizen’s Bank Center to learn about the Phillies' and Flyers’ sports broadcast teams.

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2018 Scholarship Luncheon Celebrates the Lasting Impact of Giving

April 16, 2018

Every year the donors who have established scholarships at Bloomsburg Univeristy are invited to campus to meet the students who are benefiting from their generosity. More than 200 donors and students annually fill the Kehr Union Ballroom for a meal and conversation. Donors hear about the hopes and dreams of the students impacted by their gifts; students learn the stories of their scholarships’ namesakes and have the opportunity to thank their donors in person.

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Duane and Sue Greenly Establish Professional Experience Grants in support of research for Science Students at Bloomsburg University

November 13, 2017

A new endowed gift from Bloomsburg University Foundation board member Duane Greenly ’72 and his wife Sue Greenly ’72 will support experiential learning opportunities for students in BU’s College of Science and Technology.

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Bloomsburg University Celebrates Success of Largest Ever Capital Campaign

October 06, 2017

Bloomsburg University and the BU Foundation celebrated the conclusion of the It’s Personal capital campaign by announcing the seven-year fundraising effort had achieved a university-record total of $62,075,064.

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Bloomsburg University CGA Starts #Huskies4Houston Relief Effort

September 01, 2017

The Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Community Government Association (CGA), the student government organization of the university, is organizing a relief effort for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Houston.

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Trustees name new residence hall in honor of retiring president

September 01, 2017

Bloomsburg University’s Council of Trustees approved naming the university’s new residence hall in honor of retiring President David L. Soltz at their meeting in June. The Trustees also recommended and approved President Emeritus status for Soltz, who steps down on July 7. The seven-story, $61 million residence hall featuring 138 suite-style apartments, will open in August.

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First Dr. Irvin Wright Endowed Scholarship recipient

August 11, 2017

Jeffny Etienne, a sophomore ACT 101/EOP student, was recently named the first recipient of Bloomsburg University's Dr. Irvin Wright Endowed Scholarship after demonstrating substantial academic achievement from her first year to second year...

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Bloomsburg University Welcomes New President

July 07, 2017

Bashar W. Hanna, Ph.D., was named the 19th president of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in July 2017. Dr. Hanna was a professor of biology and formerly vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Delaware Valley University in Doylestown.

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Bloomsburg University Brings Most Successful Fundraising Campaign in University History to a Close

June 30, 2017

After seven years of widespread support and participation from alumni and friends, Bloomsburg University brought the It’s Personal Campaign to a close on June 30, 2017. The campaign exceeded its goal of $50 million dollars well ahead of schedule in November 2016, making it the largest and most successful campaign in Bloomsburg University’s history.

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Knowing What You Don't Know

June 02, 2017

Javier Borras thought he had the interview nailed. To start, he was wearing a new suit and tie. Borras forgot one thing though.

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Celebrating the Impact of Scholarships

April 14, 2017

The bell above Carver Hall recently rang to celebrate The Bloomsburg University Foundation’s Scholarship Luncheon on Sunday, April 2 in the Kehr Union Ballroom.

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Giving the Gift of Experience

December 15, 2016

The bell above Carver Hall recently rang to mark two milestone gifts that will support student experiences in the College of Liberal Arts and to celebrate the impact these gifts will have on our students and the Bloomsburg University community.

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Bloomsburg University Exceeds $50 Million Campaign Goal Ahead of Schedule

November 15, 2016

Bloomsburg University officials have announced that, as of November 4, the It’s Personal campaign, the largest ever capital campaign in BU's history, has raised $60,013,208 in donations and pledges, surpassing the original goal of $50M. The university will continue to seek campaign contributions through June 2017.

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$2 Million Gift Establishes Scholarship Fund to Provide Support for Family Members of Air Force Veterans

November 10, 2016

The Bloomsburg University Foundation recently received a gift to establish the Edwards Scholarship Award, which will benefit students at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania with a family member who is a current or previous member of the United States Air Force.

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Bloomsburg University Announces New Name for College of Business

November 04, 2016

On November 4, 2016, Bloomsburg University’s College of Business became the Terry and JoAnn Zeigler College of Business. Terry Zeigler ’76, president and CEO of Datacap Systems Inc., Chalfont; his wife, JoAnn Schultz Zeigler ’77; and Zeigler Family Foundation collectively contributed the largest philanthropic gift to the Bloomsburg University Foundation to name the university's College of Business.

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Rededicating a Timeless Treasure

October 07, 2016

Thanks to a generous donation by Thomas J.’65 and Cecelia M. Toth ’66, the Toshiko Takaezu Bell has a newly rededicated permanent home on the Bloosmburg University campus in front of Harvey A. Andruss Library.

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Career Intensive Boot Camps Prepare Students for Success

September 21, 2016

On Friday, September 16, Derek Askew, Raijene Dreuitt, Denis Ikejiri, Megan Ikeler, and Kevin Kesselring gathered to ring the Carver Hall bell prior to attending the BU Career Intensive Boot Camp.

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Two New Members Welcomed to BU Foundation Board

September 12, 2016

Stephen Jones ’83, president and CEO of Covanta Holding Corporation, and Charles "Chuck" Murphy '83 M '86, recently retired senior associate vice president for Human Resources at the University of Rochester have joined the Bloomsburg University Foundation Board of Directors.

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Thank You for Helping Me Become a Husky

August 18, 2016

On Tuesday, August 16, Shawn Page, an incoming freshman student and member of the 2016 BU football team, rang the Carver Hall bell to celebrate the impact of the scholarship he received through the It's Personal Campaign.

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First Recipient of Paul and Jennefer Clifford Walk-On Scholarship Named

May 16, 2016

Watch as Alison Turzanski, Bloomsburg University swimmer, learns that she has been named as the first recipient of the Paul and Jennefer Clifford Walk-On Scholarship.

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Giving Back Before They Go

May 11, 2016

More than 375 Bloomsburg University spring 2016 graduates participated in this year’s Senior Class Gift Campaign. That’s just over 30% of the graduating class!

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2016 Scholarship Luncheon

April 27, 2016

The Bloomsburg University Foundation’s Annual Scholarship Luncheon was held on Sunday April 24 in the Kehr Union Ballroom.

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Difficult, But Not Impossible

April 25, 2016

Boenell Kline, a senior Communications Studies major, shared the story of her personal Bloomsburg University journey with donors and fellow scholarship recipients at the 2016 Annual BU Foundation Scholarship Luncheon and how the support of strangers have had a major impact on her life.

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Husky Career Road Trip Open Doors

April 21, 2016

A busload of 24 Bloomsburg University students made a Husky Career Road Trip to Washington, D.C. in April to explore career and internship opportunities.

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Recipient of First Breiner Family Endowed Professorship Named at BU

April 08, 2016

Michelle Ficca, Ph.D., R.N., chairperson of Bloomsburg University’s Department of Nursing was recently selected as the recipient of the first Breiner Family Endowed Professorship for Nursing. On Thursday, April 7, the bell above Carver Hall rang to mark this milestone and celebrate the impact this announcement will have on the BU community.

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Record Gift Establishes Nicholas J. Giuffre Center for Supply Chain Management

February 26, 2016

Nicholas J. Giuffre ’78 recently the largest gift in the history of the Bloomsburg University Foundation to benefit BU’s supply chain management program.

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Carver Hall Bell Rings to Honor Faculty Fellows

February 15, 2016

Victoria Geyfman, Ph.D., Mark Bauman, Ph.D., and Stephen Clickard, Ph.D. were recently designated as Faculty Fellows. On Wednesday, Feb. 17, the bell above Carver Hall rang to mark this milestone and celebrate the impact this announcement will have on the BU community.

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2015 President’s Strategic Planning Grant Recipients Announced

February 04, 2016

Three collaborative research projects have been announced by President David L. Soltz as recipients of $112,000 in 2015 Presidential Grant Awards as part of the ongoing initiatives of Impact 2017: Building on the Past, Leading for the Future. SPARC grants are partially funded by the Bloomsburg University Foundation though gifts to the Henry Carver Fund.

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Conversation Over Lunch Inspires BU Giving

January 11, 2016

Early in his career, a brief conversation that Jeffery Swoyer ’74 had with a vendor in the company cafeteria sparked a lifelong desire to give back to BU.

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Your Gifts Make a Difference

December 24, 2015

See how donor gifts are making a direct impact on Charlotte's BU experience.

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BU Officially Launches Capital Campaign

October 19, 2015

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and the Bloomsburg University Foundation officially launch the university's largest ever capital campaign with a goal to raise $50 million.

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The Carver Hall Bell

October 16, 2015

Carver Hall, Bloomsburg University’s signature building, stands today as a testimony to personal initiative and the powerful impact a few individuals can have. The Carver Hall bell, much like the iconic building in which it resides, is also a symbol of the very powerful and personal nature of giving.

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Distinguished Professor Award Furthers Good Work

October 13, 2015

Today’s graduates begin their careers idealistically and enthusiastically with a goal to do “good work,” i.e., work characterized by excellence, engagement and ethics. A newly-established distinguished professor faculty award will support that goal.

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Virtual Endowment Supports Students Now and In the Future

September 05, 2015

At BU, Jack Wise ’67 was a National Science Foundation scholarship recipient and the epitome of a well-rounded student, succeeding academically, and active in both the arts and athletics.

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Football Scholarship Recipient Hopes to Give Back

September 01, 2015

Chad R. Hoffman ’16 came to BU to play football. As the recipient of the Steph Pettit Scholarship, naturally he says his favorite thing about BU is being a part of the football team, especially during last fall’s unforgettable season.

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Confer Radio Talent Institute

September 01, 2015

Fourteen students interested in a career in the broadcast industry attended the Confer Radio Talent Institute over the summer. The week-and-a-half-long Institute featured industry professionals visiting campus as well as a trip to Philadelphia to visit professional sports broadcasting teams.

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Former Schramm CEO and Retired BU Administrator Join BUF Board

July 01, 2015

Jack Mulka ’66, long-time BU administrator and faculty member, and Ed Breiner ’77, retired CEO, Schramm Inc. have joined the Bloomsburg University Foundation Board of Directors.

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Greenly Center Open for Business in Bloomsburg

May 29, 2015

Strengthening BU’s partnership with the Bloomsburg downtown community, the Greenly Center is now open for business. The 44,700-square-foot center is the new home of the Bloomsburg University Foundation. The building also houses an art gallery, the university’s Office of Corporate and Continuing Education staff, classrooms for BU’s mini-courses, a 40-seat computer lab and a demonstration kitchen.

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Gift Establishes Scholarships and Funds for New Stadium

April 17, 2015

Steph Pettit Stadium named for Steph Pettit '89 who has made a $1,000,000 contribution for stadium improvements and athletic scholarships.

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First Endowed Professorship: The Breiner Professorship of Nursing

February 20, 2015

Ask anyone and they’ll tell you that, of course faculty play an integral part in the quality of a BU education – it's obvious. Now, meet one couple that feels so strongly about the impact of talented faculty on our students, they’ve established the Bloomsburg University’s first endowed professorship in support of an exceptional teacher, mentor, and leader.

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University Wall of Distinction Unveiled

November 14, 2014

The newly-created University Wall of Distinction, recognizing current and past donors whose lifetime support of $1 million or more benefits BU students, was unveiled in a special ceremony held Friday.

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The Benner-Hudock Center for Financial Analysis

November 12, 2013

The dedication of the Benner-Hudock Center for Financial Analysis in Bloomsburg University’s Sutliff Hall reaffirms Hudock’s belief in the quality of a BU education.

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Gift establishes McDowell Institute

February 10, 2012

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

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Alumni Couple Invests in College of Business

November 01, 2011

An alumni couple has contributed $1.67 million to the Bloomsburg University Foundation — the largest philanthropic gift in foundation history.

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BU Foundation announces football scholarship campaign

April 28, 2011

To build on “118 years of true grit on the football field,” the Bloomsburg University Foundation has announced “First and Goal,” a $2 million endowed scholarship campaign to benefit the football program at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

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