Local student named to Council of Trustees

For Immediate Release:  Feb. 26, 2016

BLOOMSBURG— Katherine Mullen, a junior chemistry major from Bloomsburg, has been appointed to Bloomsburg University’s Council of Trustees. The letter of appointment was signed Feb. 12 by Gov. Tom Wolf.

Mullen, who is enrolled in BU’s Honors Program, is active in student research. She received a BU Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity (URSCA) grant to conduct Carboxy-betaine Zwitterionic polymer synthesis and analysis during summer 2015 and will present her polymer research findings at the American Chemical Society National Conference in San Diego in mid-March. She has participated in the College of Science and Technology’s Undergraduate Research Day, Susquehanna Valley Undergraduate Research Symposium and Conference on Research and Education in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Mass Spectroscopy.

Mullen received the Edward J. and Julianne M. Breiner Scholarship and the Honors Spring Scholarship and was recognized by Phi Kappa Phi for outstanding academic achievement during her freshman year. She serves as president of the Premedical Sciences Club and is a member of the Catholic Campus Ministry College Choir.

BU’s Council of Trustees, appointed by the governor and approved by the Senate, meet quarterly to review the administration, fiscal management and physical plant of the university. Mullen will officially join the Council of Trustees on Wednesday, March 2, for the Committee of the Whole meeting at 9:30 a.m. and quarterly meeting at 10:45 a.m., both in Monty’s Assembly Room.

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.