BU Holds Legacy of Leadership Banquet

p>BLOOMSBURG— Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Leadership and Engagement hosted its fourth annual Legacy of Leadership Banquet on Saturday, February 24, in the Kehr Union Ballroom.

The Legacy of Leadership Banquet recognizes BU students, faculty, organizations and alumnae who have demonstrated outstanding service and leadership qualities.

Joar Dahn who serves as CGA president received the 2018 Dr. H. Preston Herring Scholarship for his dedication to service, leadership and the BU community.

Herring served for 15 years as BU’s vice president for student affairs until 2009 when he lost his battle with cancer. Colleagues and students referred to him as a selfless and charismatic leader who lived by the motto, “To Lead is to Serve.” Herring’s family created the Dr. H. Preston Herring Scholarship in 2014 to honor the lasting legacy of Herring, and in 2018, CGA supplemented the scholarship to increase the award to $1,000. The scholarship award goes to a sophomore or junior who exhibits some of Dr. Herring’s most admirable leadership qualities including service, modesty and commitment.

The 2018 recipients of the leadership awards are as follows:

Legacy of Leadership Inductees – James E. Hollister ’78, Michael Ogurkis ’97, Bob Fertsch ‘91

Outstanding Student Mentor Award – Kelsey Loughney

Student Organization Advisor of the Year – Dr. Lam Nguyen, Global Business Association

Student Organization of the Year – National Communication Association Student Club