Awarded to an alumnus or alumna of the last 15 years whose professional accomplishments, service to alma mater, and/or selfless and caring work to benefit society are distinctive.
Mitchell Blumenfeld '91 graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in computer science engineering and a minor in philosophy. While a student, he was co-editor of the Bucknell Engineer magazine, a member of Hillel, president of the Student Lectureship Committee, president of ACM, and a member of Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honorary. After leaving Bucknell he earned a master's degree in computer science & applications at Virginia Tech in 1994.
Mitch entered the business world at General Electric Information Services and moved to GE's corporate audit staff in 1994. Since 1999, he has held positions of increasing responsibility at GE Appliances, GE Lighting, and GE Water & Process Technologies. He was an active member of GE's community service organization, "The Elfun Society" where he earned five community service leadership awards for his work with Junior Achievement and several grade-school mentoring and reading enrichment programs. He also was active on the GE executive recruiting teams at Bucknell, Ohio State, and Temple.
Recently, Mitchell joined AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation as senior vice president & chief financial officer. AmerisourceBergen is one of the world's largest pharmaceutical distribution and services companies and is ranked 27th on the Fortune 500 list with 2005 revenues of more than $54 billion.
At Bucknell, Mitch currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Bucknell Engineering Alumni Association and has sponsored business projects for the Bucknell Institute for Leadership in Technology & Management. As an active Bucknell volunteer, Mitch works with both the Annual Fund and Alumni Admissions programs, and is a member of his class gift committee. He has been a guest lecturer on campus and is currently a Career Development volunteer for the College of Engineering.
He and his wife, Kristen, have two children, Emilie and Zachary.
It is with great pleasure that the Bucknell Alumni Association honors Mitchell Blumenfeld, Class of 1991, with its Young Alumni Award.