BU to award more than 500 degrees

Winter Commencement
For immediate release: Dec. 5, 2012

BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University will present 559 students with degrees at winter commencement ceremonies on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14, and 15.

Commencement ceremonies will be held for 88 graduate students beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14. Ceremonies for 471 undergraduate students will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 10 a.m. for the colleges of Liberal Arts and Education and 2:30 p.m. for the colleges of Business and Science and Technology. All ceremonies will be held in the Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall.

At the undergraduate ceremonies, the following top honor graduates, who earned the highest grade point average in each college, will be recognized:

  • College of Business: Jessica Rae Milito, North Wales, management major with a concentration in human resources
  • College of Education: Kaitlin Elizabeth Chmielewski, Wilkes-Barre, elementary education major
  • College of Liberal Arts: Shannon Mary Bilder, Danville, dual majors, anthropology and criminal justice
  • College of Science and Technology: James Joseph Redinski, Hanover Township, biology/pre-medical science major with a minor in chemistry

Commencement speakers are Yanhui Pang, associate professor of exceptionality programs, for the 10 a.m. ceremony and Edward Pitingolo, associate professor of accounting, for the 2:30 p.m. ceremony.

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