BU faculty awarded fellowships as part of It’s Personal campaign

For immediate release:  Nov. 30, 2015

BLOOMSBURG—Three faculty members are receiving inaugural fellowships established through It’s Personal: The Campaign for Bloomsburg University. Each two-year fellowship term begins July 1, 2016, and includes an annual stipend of $2,500 from the Bloomsburg University Foundation to enhance scholarship and create professional and applied learning opportunities for students.

The faculty honorees and their fellowships are:

  • Mark Bauman, associate professor of teaching and learning, Vicki and Jack Mihalik Fellowship in the College of Education
  • Stephen Clickard, professor and chair of music, Jack and Helen Evans Fellowship in the College of Liberal Arts
  • Victoria Geyfman, professor of finance, Michael and Bree Gillespie Fellowship in the College of Business

“Our dedicated faculty pride themselves on engaging students in and out of the classroom and in professional experiences that complement and enrich their academic experience,” said BU President David Soltz. “We thank Mr. and Mrs. Mihalik, Mr. and Mrs. Evans and Mr. and Mrs. Gillespie for believing in this mission and choosing to support outstanding faculty with these fellowships.”

The $50 million fundraising campaign, It’s Personal, is the largest in BU’s history. With the goal of providing each student an educational experience with lasting impact, the campaign is focusing on four priority areas: academic scholarships, athletic scholarships, faculty support and student career experience.

Bauman, Clickard and Geyfman will officially be designated as fellows at undergraduate commencement exercises on Saturday, Dec. 12.

Learn more about It’s Personal: The Campaign for Bloomsburg University at itspersonal.bloomu.edu.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.