Coming to Bloomsburg was a chance to continue my dream and get a good education, without having too many student loans after graduation. I've been playing soccer since I was 5 and I didn't want to give that up after high school. I worked hard to get where I am and be good at the sport I love, so representing Bloomsburg in this way is a huge honor.
November 15, 2016
Walking on to Success
Paul and Jennefer Clifford '96
Paul Clifford and his wife Jennefer, both members of Bloomsburg University’s graduating class of 1996, wanted to make a gift that could foster an experience for other students similar to what they had during their time at BU.
Jennefer was a walk-on member of the BU women’s swim team, and Paul was walk-on kicker on the football team.
“I learned many lessons about teamwork, friendship, sacrifice, and commitment during my 90 days as a college football player,” said Paul. “One lesson sticks out though, and it was about developing self-confidence.”
Paul and Jennefer’s goal was to make a gift that could foster confidence for other student-athletes. They did just that by establishing a scholarship to benefit walk-on athletes at BU. “The value of that experience and the confidence it instilled in us played a big role in making us who we are, and we’re glad to be able to provide that same boost to others.”