BU Political Science Department Presents Awards

For Immediate Release

Date: May 19, 2021

Contact: Tom McGuire, Director of Communications/Media Relations


BLOOMSBURG—The Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Department of Political Science and the Department of Philosophy handed out their end-of-year awards for the 2020-21 academic year.

From political science, sharing the Gloria Cohen-Dion Award were Zachary Kemmerer and Jenna Lutz. The award is given to a graduating senior in recognition of demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities in the political science program. This award is named to honor the memory of Gloria Cohen-Dion who served Bloomsburg University for 20 years as a professor and department chair in the Department of Political Science.

Named the Outstanding Political Science student was Diego Orfin. This award is given to a graduating senior in recognition of outstanding service and scholarly achievements in political science.

Earning the Forensics award were Lindsey Garnel and Isaac Osborn, which is given in recognition of outstanding leadership and accomplishment in speech, debate, and interpretation of literature to a student who participates on the BU Forensics Team.

From the philosophy department, Patrick Halye won the Carlough Award, named for William Carlough, former chair of the philosophy department. This award is given annually to a graduating senior and is based on a vote of all philosophy faculty, the student’s GPA in philosophy and their overall GPA, as well as the faculty’s judgment of the student’s achievements and ability.