Bloomsburg University Recognizes Top Honor Graduates for Spring 2021

For Immediate Release

Date: May 6, 2021

Contact: Tom McGuire, Director of Communications/Media Relations


Bloomsburg University Recognizes Top Honor Graduates for Spring 2021


BLOOMSBURG – Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania recognizes its top honors graduates for each college for Spring 2021. Each student will be acknowledged at BU’s undergraduate commencement ceremonies on Saturday and Sunday, May 15-16. 

Nearly 1,300 students will participate in undergraduate commencement and more than 200 students will be awarded masters and doctoral degrees on Friday, May 15.

The ceremonies will be held outdoors (rain or shine) at Redman Stadium as follows.


Friday, May 14

6 p.m. – School of Graduate Studies

Saturday, May 15

10 a.m. – College of Education

3 p.m. – College of Science and Technology

Sunday, May 16

10 a.m. – Zeigler College of Business

3 p.m. – College of Liberal Arts


The top honor graduate from the Zeigler College of Business is Tyahva Natia Wilhour, from Sunbury. Wilhour is graduating with a degree in business administration in accounting.

The BU College of Education recognizes both Kimberly Ann Ehleben and Tiffani Ashlyn Johnson as top honor graduates.

Ehleben, from North Wales, has earned her degree in special education and early childhood education. Johnson, from Enola, majored in ASL/English interpreting.

Jaclyn Palmer and Claudia Vitale are both named as top honors graduates from the College of Liberal Arts. Palmer is a dual major in languages and cultures and speech pathology and audiology and languages from Bloomsburg. Vitale, a dual major in criminal justice and psychology, is from Bayville, N.J.  

Seven students from the College of Science and Technology share top honors.

Jaclyn Palmer, a dual major in speech pathology and audiology and languages and cultures, is from Bloomsburg.

Geena Marie Basile, a major in speech pathology and audiology, is from Easton.

Caleb Robert Beard, a major in computer science and mathematics, is from Robesonia.

Dario Jerry D’Amato, a dual major in physics and mathematics, is from Conyngham.

Benjamin Joseph Kalberer, a digital forensics major, is from Butler.

Elise Marie Sherman, a nursing major, is from Hughesville.

Jennifer Lauren Weston, a major in speech pathology and audiology, is from Pottstown.  


Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. We believe opportunity belongs to those who are ready to work for it and unafraid to do something great with it. But it’s not just for us. As a Husky, every step you take pulls the whole pack forward. Serving approximately 8,200 students, BU offers comprehensive programs of study in five distinct colleges: College of Education, Zeigler College of Business, College of Liberal Arts, College of Science and Technology, and Honors College.