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Bloomsburg Alumni

With nearly 80k alumni world-wide, the Bloomsburg Alumni Association has much to celebrate in its legacy of support: for the university, for students, and for each other. Every year, events and successes are made more impactful with your participation.

The Bloomsburg Alumni Association was formed in 1871 to keep the bonds among alumni and our alma mater strong. And while the last century and a half has delivered challenges to Huskies everywhere, we have preserved the life-changing experiences and relationships formed at Bloomsburg, while working to ensure current students are as successful as they have been since the school was founded in 1839. 

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Homecoming is October 12, 2024!

Now accepting nominations for the 2025 Alumni Awards!  Nominate a fellow Husky today!

Dear Fellow Huskies,

The past few years have been really challenging for members of our Bloomsburg family. Together we endured a global health crisis, protested against racial injustice, helped communities devastated by natural disasters and much more. And recently, we began an integration with two other PASSHE schools.

Jaison Williams

Now is the time to write a new chapter for the University and create a legacy for the next generation of alumni.

The world needs leaders from all walks of life, locations and experiences. Bloomsburg instilled in us important lessons and values that have served us well. Now is the time to give back and help cultivate the next generation of leaders who will matriculate to become Bloomsburg alumni like us.

The current Alumni Association Board comprises a diverse set of leaders who share a common bond for the school, the surrounding community and each individual touched by a Husky. Each one of you is needed to achieve our noble purpose through mentoring, volunteering, philanthropy, networking, and much more. The next chapter of our University and its legacy is a responsibility we all share. I invite you to join with the Alumni Board and hundreds of other alumni to help write this chapter.

We believe opportunity belongs to those who are ready to work for it and unafraid to do something great with it.

"Remaining part of the pack" is not just a slogan, it is what we do as alumni.

Sincerely,
Jaison Williams, ‘93

The Bloomsburg Alumni Association is pleased to announce the following Alumni Award winners:

Maroon and Gold Excellence Award
Jacob Kelley '16 and their acceptance speech
Emily Kinkead '09 and her acceptance speech
Kristen Wagner '15 and her acceptance speech

Distinguished Service Award
Lynette Luckers '01 and her acceptance speech

William T. Derricott Volunteer of the Year
Kelsey Gallagher '12 and her acceptance speech

Inspired by the 2024 awardees? Nominate a fellow Husky for the 2025 Alumni Awards!

Find out more about the Awards and how to submit a nomination!

  • Come back to campus and celebrate during Homecoming.
  • Check our events schedule for alumni socials, receptions, homecoming information and more!

Transcripts may now be requested via parchment.com. You can create a new account with any valid email address (does not need to be your Husky email). Processing may take up to 15 business days and there is a $7.00 charge per order.

Update your Handshake Profile for professional development resources and career coaching, connect with employers and search for jobs. If you had a Handshake account as a student and would like to transfer your account as an alumni account, please email us at professionalu@commonwealthu.edu

Volunteer to engage fellow Husky alums, or support current students. Serve as a resume reviewer or mock interviewer, panelist or presenter either virtually or in person. Have a great story to tell? Inspire others!

Learn about volunteer roles Please fill out our volunteer survey!

Hire an intern! email us at recruit@commonwealthu.edu

Give financially to help current students. Start or support a scholarship, establish or enhance a Professional Experience Grant, add to a fund, or create a Professional Experience Grant

Bloomsburg Legacy Scholarships

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The Bloomsburg Alumni Association Board of Directors awards Alumni Legacy Scholarships each year to current Commonwealth University - Bloomsburg students who are a child/grandchild of a Bloomsburg graduate. Alumni will be chosen via random drawing each November and the scholarship is applied to the student's spring tuition. This year, students received $1,010.

Apply for 2024! Deadline is Nov. 15, 2024

Visit the Bloom Bookstore for clothing, insignia items and more!

Apply for a Bloomsburg Specialized License Plate

To obtain a Bloomsburg specialized plate, complete the Specialty License Plate Application Form and mail it back with your check made payable to the Bloomsburg University Foundation at your convenience.

  • For a Bloomsburg Plate: complete sections A and E of the application.
  • For a Personalized Bloomsburg Plate: complete sections A, D, and E of the application.
  • Don't forget to sign and date your application in section E!

Please mail your completed form and check made payable to the Bloomsburg University Foundation to:

Alumni and Professional Engagement Office
BAA Specialty Plate
Commonwealth University - Bloomsburg
Greenly Center 3rd Floor
400 East 2nd Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Replace a lost yearbook. Please call (570) 389-4058 to verify we have a copy of your desired class year.

 

Sign up to receive our alumni e-newsletter, event invitations, and other info.

Update your contact information and tell us your Husky success story!

Read the Bloomsburg Alumni Magazine online

See where Bloom alumni are located across the United States!

The Bloomsburg Alumni Association’s partnership with Liberty Mutual ended on May 3, 2024. Alumni who are existing Liberty Mutual customers, will continue to receive the affinity discount until their individual policy renewal, in which the discount will drop off. Bloomsburg alumni are able to obtain a new policy and/or renew an existing policy, and receive the affinity discount, prior to the effective cancellation date of May 3, 2024. New policies written and/or renewed with Liberty Mutual after May 3, 2024 will no longer include the affinity discount or support the Alumni Association.

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Michael Kwasnoski

The College of Business prepared me to problem solve, work on a team, analyze information and communicate in the federal space. BU [also] opened up my world view and was a jumping off point for international travel and set me up well to work in an international environment. It also prepared with an emphasis on ethics and service to the broader community which dovetailed with military service.

Lt. Col. Michael Kwasnoski '95
2022 Distinguished Service Award
Chet Snavely

I wanted to make an impact and create something that will last and I think I've done that. There is a saying that 'to whom much has been given, much is expected.' And I've been given a lot.

Chet Snavely '70
2022 Distinguished Service Award
Mary Jane Bowes

I am surrounded by Bloom grads so I know the quality and character of these folks and I will say the highest honor of my life is to be considered an alum of Bloomsburg University.

The Honorable Mary Jane Bowes '22H
2022 Honorary Alumni Award
Salim Weldon

Bloomsburg molded my life. Everybody deserves a second chance and then it's up to you what you do with it. That suit doesn't make you. My degree doesn't make me. Courage makes me. Determination makes me. I do it my way. If I fail, I failed my way and I'll be happy about that.

Salim Weldon '08
2022 Maroon & Gold Excellence Award
Thomas Mason

If you can help students that are like what you were then, you will get more out of it than the students will. I always feel better when I leave campus than when I got there.

Thomas Mason '84 MBA
2022 William T. Derricott '66 Volunteer of the Year
Chet Snavely
Mary Jane Bowes
Salim Weldon
Thomas Mason
Michael Kwasnoski

Alumni Association Board of Directors

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