For Immediate Release: Dec. 9, 2014
BLOOMSBURG— Cole Kresch, a junior at Bloomsburg University, is the winner of the 2015 Pennsylvania News Association News Media Directory Cover Shot contest. His photo, “Sunset Over Center City Philadelphia” was chosen out of numerous submissions throughout the commonwealth.
Kresch, of Nazareth, took the photo while visiting Thomas Jefferson University. He found the shot after leaning out of the window of a 19th floor apartment. “Sometimes you have to put your camera in danger to get a photograph that you want,” said Kresch.
The environmental planning and geography major learned of the contest from Mary Bernath, the faculty adviser for BU’s student newspaper, The Voice. Photo editor of The Voice and a wedding photographer in his spare time, Kresch took advantage of the opportunity for the recognition.
“I’m trying to get my name out there so people know who I am,” said Kresch.
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.