Commencement features alumna speaker

For Immediate Release: May 6, 2013

BLOOMSBURG — Nearly 1,300 Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania seniors will receive bachelor’s degrees Saturday, May 18, during commencement ceremonies on the BU Academic Quadrangle.

BU will hold for undergraduates on May 18. Students from the Colleges of Education and Liberal Arts will graduate at 10 a.m.; students from the Colleges of Business and Science and Technology will receive their degrees at 3 p.m.

Barbara Hudock The speaker for both ceremonies is Barbara Benner Hudock ’75, CEO and founding partner of Hudock Moyer Wealth Resources. Hudock, a former member of the Bloomsburg University Foundation Board, has more than 36 years of financial services experience. Active in the community and in professional organizations, she is a director of WVIA Public TV and Radio, Susquehanna Health, Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts and the Pershing Advisor Solutions Advisor Council. Her honors include BU’s Young Alumna of the Year Award, Governor’s Patron of the Arts Award and YWCA of Northcentral Pennsylvania’s Wise Woman of the Year Award.

The students who earned the highest grade point averages in each college, known as top honor graduates, will be recognized during the commencement ceremonies. The graduates, their hometowns and majors are:

  • College of Liberal Arts and College of Business — Sarah E. Geise, Northumberland, double major in economics and business administration/management.
  • College of Education — Justin E. Drumm, Bloomsburg, education/early childhood.
  • College of Science and Technology — Dagaen Garrett Brady Golomb, Bloomsburg, double major in computer science and mathematics; and Caitlin Green, Factoryville, speech pathology and audiology.

Six doctorates and 207 master’s degrees will be conferred during graduate commencement Friday, May 17, in Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall. The ceremony will begin at 6 p.m.

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.