Retirees served BU for more than 500 years

For immediate release: Aug. 30, 2010

BLOOMSBURG — Twenty-two Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania staff members and managers with a total of more than 500 years of service retired this summer under the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s Voluntary Retirement Incentive Program. The program, approved by the PASSHE Board of Governors as part of the workforce planning effort, was offered to employees who are at least 60 or have 35 years of service.

Each employee has impacted BU. Retirees include the university’s “go-to” person in the provost’s office, director of financial aid, director of residence life, director of the budget office, manager of Kehr Union and director of human resources and labor relations.

Retirees, their years of service to PASSHE and their department at the time of their retirement are:

    Rose Andreas, 24, Law Enforcement
    Carol Arnold, 32, Graduate Studies
    Joy Bedosky, 24, Alumni Affairs
    Debra Cecco, 35, Admissions
    Janet Fester, 15, University Post Office
    Roland Gensel, 24, Storeroom
    Anita Hakim, 25, President’s Office
    Charles Harris, 25, Carpentry Shop
    Roger Hartman, 15, Carpentry Shop
    Marlyse Heaps, 35, Provost’s Office
    Kathy Hunsinger, 17, Human Resources
    Robert Klinger, 20, Student Union Auxiliary
    Tom Lyons, 34, Financial Aid
    Charles Marks, 29, Paint Shop
    A. Renee Matrishion, 35, Student Recreation Center
    Georgia Ortman, 24, Business Office
    Diana Pegg, 18, Facility Services
    Lorraine Presley, 21, Political Science
    Virginia Rinkus, 20, Human Resources
    Linda Sowash, 32, Residence Life
    Barbara Stiner, 22, Budget Office
    Patricia Weinhofer, 23, Adult Advisement

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.