Trustees welcome an influx of emeriti

For Immediate Release: Dec. 3, 2014

Two coaches who amassed outstanding winning records over long careers at Bloomsburg University were named the institution’s first athletic coach emeriti during the Council of Trustees meeting on Dec. 3, 2014.

Former head football coach Danny Hale and former head field hockey and softball coach Jan Hutchinson were honored in introductions by Mike McFarland, athletic director. Emeritus status also was awarded to retired faculty Shahalam Amin, environmental, geographical and geological sciences; Richard Angelo, speech pathology and audiology; Carolyn Dalton and Joan Miller, both nursing; Marion Petrillo, English; and Viola Supon, teaching and learning.

Also honored were retirees Robert Marande, former dean of the College of Science and Technology and interim assistant provost for strategic initiatives, manager and administrator emeritus; and Crystal Andrezze, clerk-stenographer from exceptionality programs, non-instructional emeritus.

In other action, Trustees approved a resolution recommending Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education Board of Governors approves a pilot program to charge undergraduate tuition on a per-credit basis. The Board of Governors already has agreed to 19 flexible tuition plans for member institutions.

The Trustees also:

  • Approved a resolution certifying the Community Government Association, BU Foundation and Husky Research Corp. contribute financially to Bloomsburg University.
  • Approved the name, The Watts Center for Investment Research, in recognition of Norman Watts ’59, whose blended donation of $1 million is designated for the training and professional development of students planning careers in finance and investment fields.
  • Accepted the 2013-14 financial audit by CliftonLarsonAllen.
  • Set the 2015-2016 meeting schedule: March 4, June 3, Sept. 16 and Dec. 2, 2015, and March 2 and June 8, 2016.