Trustees approve a new institutional scholarship

For Immediate Release: December 9, 2016

BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University’s Council of Trustees approved a new institutional scholarship for 2017-18 during the December 7 quarterly meeting.

The university will award 60 renewable $3,000 scholarships to first-year students residing in Pennsylvania with an academic profile of an average SAT score of 1117 and 3.8 GPA. The scholarships support BU’s strategic enrollment efforts and Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) performance metrics.

Also during the meeting, the Trustees:

  • Approved a resolution recognizing Trustees LaRoy Davis and Kenneth Stolarick for their dedication and service.
  • Approved the annual resolution certifying the Bloomsburg University Foundation’s, Community Government Association, Inc.’s and Husky Research Corporation, Inc.’s compliance with Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education policy.
  • Approved the annual financial audit report for fiscal year 2015-16.
  • Heard a presentation on the Rehabilitation Justice Certificate program by James Brown, dean of BU’s College of Liberal of Arts. Beginning in spring 2017, liberal arts faculty in humanities and social sciences will deliver courses to 30 incarcerated students at Muncy and Mahanoy State Correctional Institutions. The students can earn up to 24 credits. The program is funded by the Second Chance Pell initiative.
  • Seven retirees were honored for emeriti status: Paul Hartung, from the Department of Mathematical and Digital Sciences, Timothy McConnell, Department of Exercise Science, Eric Rawson, Department of Exercise Science, Sharon Solloway, Department of Academic Enrichment, Barbara Wilson, Department of Exceptionality Programs, Diana Zoelle, Department of Political Science, and Bonnie Martin, Marketing and Communications, non-instructional emerita.
  • Approved the following schedule for quarterly meetings, all Wednesdays: March 7, June 13, Sept. 19 and Dec. 5, 2017, and March 6 and June 13, 2018.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania 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.