Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

400 E. Second Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815-1301


Undergraduate: 8,606
Graduate: 681
Total Headcount: 9,287

Keyboard Wizard at Bloomsburg University

​Alan Poltorak is a wizard of the piano keyboard and the recording soundboard. Poltorak a December ’17 graduate in music, has both played Carnegie Hall in New York City and engineered an album.

With the encouragement from Bloomsburg University piano professor Charisse Baldoria, Poltorak auditioned to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City in the spring of 2016. Earning a score of 100 percent, he was selected from among 200 students who auditioned to perform.


 Points of Pride

Bloomsburg University’s digital forensics program is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education.

Bloomsburg University’s nursing program is ranked No. 1 in Pennsylvania, according to

​Bloomsburg University’s American Sign Language program is one of only two in the eastern United States.

Bloomsburg University is the first in the nation and among the few to offer an undergraduate program in accounting fraud examination.

​Bloomsburg University’s professional sales education program is considered one of the nation’s best, according to Sale’s Education Foundation.

 Notable Alumni

​Danny Litwhiler ’38 - major league baseball player who invented Diamond Grit and Jugs radar gun

​Mark Schweiker ’75 - 44th governor of Pennsylvania

​Andie Summers ’96 - morning show host on Philadelphia’s country music station, 92.5 XTU

​Jimmi Simpson ’98 - Broadway, TV and film actor

​Jahri Evans ’07 - offensive guard with New Orleans Saints


Bashar W. Hanna, Ph.D.

Bashar W. Hanna, Ph.D.

​Bashar W. Hanna, Ph.D., was named the 19th president of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in July 2017. Dr. Hanna was a professor of biology and formerly vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Delaware Valley University in Doylestown. Learn more.