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Keystone College has renamed its Keystone Commons Residence Hall to honor President Emeritus Dr. Edward G. Boehm, Jr. and former Keystone First Lady Regina E. Boehm.

boehm-residence-hall-signKeystone Commons has officially been renamed The Dr. Edward G. Boehm and Mrs. Regina E. Boehm Residence Hall. The college plans to make a variety of student-centered renovations to the residence hall in the coming months, thanks to a contribution from a generous donor. The Keystone community will officially celebrate the renaming with a ribbon-cutting ceremony this summer. The suite-style resident hall, housing 60 students, was built in 2001 under President Boehm’s leadership.

“During their 18 years on campus, the Boehms played a vital role in the growth of Keystone College.” ~ President David L. Coppola, Ph.D.

“Keystone College is pleased to rename Keystone Commons in honor of Ned and Regina Boehm,” ~ Keystone College President David L. Coppola, Ph.D. said. “During their 18 years on campus, the Boehms played a vital role in the growth of Keystone College from a junior college to a highly respected four-year baccalaureate institution, which now offers master’s degrees and online degrees as well. The entire community has such tremendous gratitude for their accomplishments and for their selfless dedication and leadership to Keystone and to all of Northeastern Pennsylvania.”

The Boehms’ Leadership

boehms-portraitPresident Boehm began his Keystone tenure in 1995 and remained as president through June 2013. Under his leadership, Keystone became a baccalaureate college in 1998 and granted its first bachelor’s degree in 2000. Since then, the college has progressed steadily, adding academic programs, master’s degrees, and a wide variety of new and updated facilities.

President and Mrs. Boehm were well known for their optimistic attitude and genuine friendship, particularly their personal interest in all Keystone students. President Boehm was often quoted as saying, “We know our students not only by their names but by their dreams.”

President and Mrs. Boehm have been respected leaders in the community, taking active roles in many civic and community organizations. They jointly received the B’nai B’rith Amos Lodge No.136 Americanism Award and served as co-chairs for the United Way of Lackawanna County 2003-2004 Campaign Fund Drive.

President Boehm served on the United Way of Lackawanna County Board of Directors, President of Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations, as a board member of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute Advisory Board, and Tyler Memorial Hospital, among many others.

Mrs. Boehm served as a board member of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Northeast Theatre, Boys and Girls Club of Scranton, and as president of the Philharmonic League of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Among many community awards, she received the Roseann Smith Alperin Award from the Junior League of Scranton. Mrs. Boehm received a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University and is a graduate of executive series of Leadership Lackawanna and Leadership Wilkes-Barre.

Prior to Keystone, President Boehm was a senior vice president for institutional advancement at Marshall University in West Virginia. He held senior administrative positions at American University and Texas Christian University. He has a bachelor’s degree from Frostburg State University in Maryland and a master’s degree and doctorate from American University.

President and Mrs. Boehm currently reside in the Richmond, Va. area. They are the parents of two sons, Evan and wife Melissa, and Andrew and wife Sarah, and grandparents of Grant Edward Boehm and Catherine Beckett Boehm.