Pennant Program

This program recognizes select members of the Senior Class for their service in the past, present, and continuing into the future as ambassadors for the University. Students honored included seniors earning degrees in Education and the Teach for America program, who plan to teach K-12 following graduation; and senior ambassadors for Bucknell who serve vitally important roles on campus as student callers, Homecoming hosts and hostesses, admissions tour guides and office staff, and student Alumni Board representatives.

Bucknell University Alumni Association Awards

We honor alumni annually for their achievements and loyalty to the University. Recipients are honored during Reunion Rally as part of Reunion Weekend

Loyalty to Bucknell

Service to Humanity

  • Awarded to an alumnus or alumna whose selfless and caring work and deeds benefit society and humankind.
  • 2014 Recipient: Tom Buchholz ’84
  • See the previous "Service to Humanity" award recipients.

Outstanding Achievement in a Chosen Profession

Young Alumni

  • 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.
  • 2014 Recipient: Tracey Gray ’99
  • See the previous "Young Alumni" award recipients.

Bucknell University Alumni Association Grants

We provide funds to support projects and grants that bring students and alumni together. To inquire about BUAA Grants, please contact alumni@bucknell.edu or submit an Alumni Association Grant Request.

2012-2013: almost $20,000 in grants were awarded.

  • Bucknell Public Interest Program - $15,000
    The Bucknell Public Interest Program (BPIP) enjoys the collaboration of alumni, parents, faculty, and administrators working together to educate students about careers in the nonprofit and public service sectors. The program works closely with the Bucknell Public Service Network (BPSN) to support programming that gives students opportunities to learn about these sectors. Events are offered throughout the academic year and into the summer. Since 2005, the BUAA has funded 37 students, please see below for the BUAA BPIP Internship.

  • Spring Legacy Dance Concert - $3,500
    On April 26-27, 2014, The Bucknell Dance Company commemorated the passion and dedication of alumni, students, faculty, and supporters of Bucknell's Dance Program. The BUAA grant assisted in covering the costs for over 20 alumni who returned to campus.

  • Amber Elizabeth Gray, '83 - $900
    Amber Elizabeth Gray is the founder and director of Restorative Resources and travels widely, into war zones, refugee camps, scenes of natural disaster promoting strength, love and healing, abroad, and at home. This grant helped to cover some of her recent residency expenses.

  • Alumni Vietnam Veterans - $250
    Recently five alumni veterans of the Vietnam war attended a program to hear Professor Logevall speak on his acclaimed book The Embers of War. The grant covered the meals for Bucknell's veterans that attended.

Alumni Benefits

A variety of discounts, products and services are supported and provided by the Bucknell University Alumni Association and Bucknell Alumni Relations.  Enjoy!

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