More than 400 to receive degrees

For Immediate Release: Dec. 4, 2015

BLOOMSBURG — More than 450 students will earn degrees from Bloomsburg University during commencement ceremonies Friday and Saturday, Dec. 11 and 12, in Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall.

On Saturday, 225 students in the College of Education and College of Liberal Arts will receive their diplomas during a ceremony at 10 a.m., and 184 students will graduate from the College of Business and the College of Science and Technology in a 2:30 p.m. ceremony.

Top Honor Graduates

Students who earned the highest grade point average in their college will be recognized during both ceremonies. They are:

  • College of Liberal Arts — Kimberly M. Bills, social work, with a concentration in family, children and youth
  • College of Education — Kaitlyn M. Doddy, special education/elementary education, with an emphasis in mathematics
  • College of Business — Veronica J. Krolikowski, business administration/management
  • College of Science and Technology — Myrle E. Newcomer, health sciences with a concentration in medical laboratory science

Traditionally, BU faculty deliver the commencement address at the fall ceremonies. Scott C. Lowe, professor and chair of the Department of Philosophy, will speak at the morning ceremony, and Cynthia Venn, professor of Environmental, Geographical and Geological Sciences, will deliver the afternoon address.

On Friday, 59 students will receive their master’s or doctoral degrees during a 6 p.m. ceremony.

All ceremonies will be streamed live at

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