About JoAnne Day

JoAnne Day, long time colleague and friend to many involved in Cooperative Education, Academic Internships and Career Services, died in March 2005 after a two year battle with cancer.  She faced her illness with strength and courage.
JoAnne had great passion to educate and support college students and young people in general.  She had a contagious enthusiasm for what she did; to the degree that others welcomed joining JoAnne’s efforts.  Her great sense of humor, fun-loving nature and spirit motivated many.
JoAnne’s professional tenure spanned decades.  She was Assistant Director of Career Development at Bloomsburg University.  In 1981 she became the Director of Career Development and Assistant Dean of Students at Lycoming College.  In 1989 JoAnne returned to Bloomsburg University as Director of Cooperative Education and Academic Internships until her retirement in 2004.  She developed the Academic Internship program at Bloomsburg University, and created the Student of the Month recognition.  JoAnne photographed co-op/internship students at their worksites.  Photographs of the Students of the Month were hung at popular campus locations.
JoAnne was active in many professional organizations.  She held all offices within the Mid-Atlantic organization and chaired the Mid-Atlantic Cooperative/Internship Conference.  She was the first President of PennACE in 2002.  She was a board member of PAICE and CEAP, and supported NACE, EACE and NSEE.  JoAnne was instrumental in initiating PennACE’s Student of the Year award, and the Newcomers’ Reception at CEIA.  She strongly believed that as professionals we need to embrace each other.  She lived this belief to the fullest.
In addition to professional accolades, JoAnne loved working with young children.  She served as Band Mother for the Williamsport High School Band where her three children were band members.  She traveled with the band, and held fund raisers to support band efforts.  JoAnne had great faith and was very involved with church activities.  She was a Sunday School teacher for elementary age students.  JoAnne is survived by her husband Michael and three children.