The History of Bucknell
Today — 48,000 living alumni
Today, Bucknell has 48,000 living alumni who form a close network of loyal Bucknellians around the world. Their successful lives and personal achievements are a testament to the vision and perspicacity of the university’s founders, who were dedicated to the pursuit of excellence.
As President Hill observed in 1879, "For myself, I make no promises. I only hope that the University may crown a useful past with a glorious future, and that it may be a spot hallowed by your best wishes and your prayers."