Five celebrated as top honors graduates

For immediate release: May 13, 2014

Top Honors Graduates

BLOOMSBURG — Five graduating seniors were recognized for outstanding academic achievement at Bloomsburg University’s undergraduate commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 10. The students who earned the highest grade point average in their colleges are:

  • Emily E. Daniels, College of Education: Daniels, from Beach Lake, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in special education PK-8 and early childhood education PK-4. She is a member of the Phi Kappa Kappa National Honor Society, the Kappa Delta Pi Educational Honor Society and the Pennsylvania State Education Association.
  • Laura R. Iacono, College of Liberal Arts: Iacono, from Harleysville, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in art studio with minors in art history and psychology. She is a member of the Psi Chi and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies. She also served as a member of Developing Ambitious Student Leaders (DASL) for four years, where she earned more than 200 hours of recorded service.
  • Ellen P. Lurwick, College of Science and Technology: Lurwick, from Schuylkill Haven, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She is a member of the Student Nurses Association, the Theta Zeta chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honors Society and Phi Kappa Phi.
  • Megan A. Mailen, College of Science and Technology: Mailen, from Annville, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in speech pathology and audiology with a concentration in exceptionalities. She served as a member, social chair and vice president of the National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association. She is a member of DASL, the Helping Others Club and Colleges Against Cancer and was a Community Assistant in Residence Life.
  • Kevin J. Mostik, College of Business: Mostik, from Elysburg, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Accounting. He is a member of the Accounting Association and the Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society. He also participated in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program and was an accounting and internal audit intern at Weis Markets.

Pictured from left, are: seated: Ellen Lurwick, Schuylkill Haven; Laura Iacono, Harleysville; Emily Daniels, Beach Lake; and Megan Mailen, Annville; and standing: Bloomsburg University President David Soltz; Trustees Robert Dampman, Ramona Alley and Dr. Joseph Mowad; and Kevin Mostik, Elysburg.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university, celebrating 175 years of excellence in 2014, serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.