A Family Affair
Science complex renamed Robert L. Rooke Science Center.
By Christina Masciere Wallace
Pictured above, from left to right: Rob Rooke '12, Robert C. Rooke, Robert C. Rooke Jr. P'12
The late Robert L. Rooke, a member of the Class of 1913 and former trustee, and his descendants have a long history of supporting Bucknell. Most recently, his son Robert C. Rooke, longtime donor and trustee emeritus, provided significant funding toward Academic West. Says Provost Mick Smyer, "Their generosity and leadership helped shape the outstanding academic program and campus that we enjoy today."
In recognition of the family's support, the Biology Building and the Robert L. Rooke Chemistry Building were officially renamed the Robert L. Rooke Science Center at a dedication ceremony April 30. Three generations of Rookes helped cut the ribbon.
Posted: January 19, 2012