Posted on May 23, 2017, BY Samantha Wallace

Bucknellians enjoy Reunion 2016. Photo by Gordon Wenzel

Bucknell University will host its annual Reunion Weekend from June 1-4, when more than 2,200 alumni and their families return to campus for activities and events. Reunions will be celebrated for class years ending in 2 and 7 between 1967 and 2012, and for all emeritus alumni from the Class of 1966 and earlier.

Bucknellians coming back to campus will enjoy a wide range of activities, ranging from all-class celebrations and class-year events to trolley and Segway tours of campus, Bucknell 360° classroom sessions and outdoor activities, including a canoe trip on the Susquehanna River and a golf outing. Special events are planned to celebrate the School of Management becoming the University's third college this July.

The weekend also will include the presentation of the Bucknell Alumni Association Awards at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts.

  • Ronald Benjamin '67, P'94, P'98, whose multi-faceted volunteerism and commitment to Bucknell has spanned several decades, will receive the Loyalty to Bucknell Award.
  • Lori Greeley '82, CEO of Serena & Lily and widely recognized for her extensive experience in the retail industry, will receive the Outstanding Achievement in a Chosen Profession Award.
  • California attorney Matthew Karanian '82, who has dedicated a significant part of his career to promoting human rights and developing the rule of law in Armenia, the ancestral home of his grandparents, will receive the Service to Humanity Award.
  • Uganda native Muyambi Muyambi '12, who founded Bicycles Against Poverty with funding from the Clinton Global Initiative, will receive the Young Alumni Award.

Throughout the weekend, two exhibits will be available for viewing:

  • The Reciprocal Biomimicry Initiative by Jonathon Keats will be on view from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Samek Art Museum's Downtown Gallery.
  • Through the Years, a collection of photographs and other materials from the University Archives collection, will be displayed from noon to 5 p.m. all weekend in the Bertrand Library, Lower Level 1.

The Weekend's Grand Finale celebration will begin at 9 p.m. on Saturday featuring music from the band UGO. Weather permitting, the day will wrap up with late-night fireworks beginning at 10:30 p.m. Community members should be aware that the fireworks may last until 11 p.m.

Reunion Weekend comes to a close on Sunday with a 10 a.m. service of worship, remembrance and celebration, an interfaith service in which all alumni, faculty and staff who passed away in the past year will be remembered.

The Lewisburg community is invited to join several of these events during the weekend including Bucknell 360° sessions, an organ performance by Steven Ball of Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall, StartupLewisburg's open house, Samek Art Museum's Downtown Gallery and Sunday's service at Rooke Chapel.

Pick up your event packet in Gerhard Fieldhouse starting at 1 p.m. on June 1.

Online registration is now closed. On-site registration will be available in the Fieldhouse at Reunion Headquarters.
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