Bloomsburg University students to earn bachelor's and master's degrees

For immediate release: Dec. 4, 2008

BLOOMSBURG — Nearly 500 students will receive a bachelor's or master's degree during Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania's winter commencement ceremonies Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12 and 13, in Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall.

Ninety-five students will receive a master's degree during graduate commencement Friday, Dec. 12, at 6 p.m. and 404 bachelor's degrees will be conferred during two undergraduate commencement ceremonies Saturday, Dec. 13. Commencement for students who graduate from the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Science and Technology takes place at 10 a.m., with commencement for students in the College of Business and the College of Professional Studies set for at 2:30 p.m.

P. James Moser will be the commencement speaker for the morning undergraduate ceremony. He served as a faculty member in BU's physics and engineering technology department for 27 years, including 12 years as chair. Since his retirement in May, he completed work on a textbook, "Electronics and Instrumentation for Audiologists." Currently, he also is working with researchers at Geisinger Medical Center to develop new devices with medical applications.

In the afternoon undergraduate ceremony, Laura Marini Davis will deliver the commencement address. An associate professor in BU's finance and legal studies department, she has been a faculty member at BU for a decade and serves as adviser to the Legal Studies Association, which helps BU students prepare and apply to law school. Prior to coming to BU, Davis was a practicing attorney whose career was devoted to public interest law.

Also during the undergraduate ceremonies, the top honor graduates from each college will be recognized. They are: Edward James Jackson Jr., an elementary education major from Selinsgrove, and Amanda Greenwood, an elementary education major from Drums, both from the College of Professional Studies; Kaylin Marie Bower, an English major from Bloomsburg, College of Liberal Arts; Katy Lynn Kodish, a business information systems major from Lewistown, College of Business; and Quintin M. Todd, a math statistics major from Paoli, College of Science and Technology.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Professional Studies, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.