Congratulations, Class of 1963!

This is your reunion year. We look forward to seeing you back on campus for your 55th Anniversary during Reunion Weekend, May 31 - June 3, 2018.

Reconnect. Reminisce. Relive.

The weekend is filled with opportunities to reconnect with classmates, reminisce about student days and enjoy class events, interactions with students and faculty, educational sessions, recreational opportunities and much more. Make your plans to return home to Bucknell.

Class of 1963 Reunion Goals

as of May 19, 2018

Participation Goal

Our Class Participation Goal:

140 Donors

Current Total Class Members
Who Have Made a Gift or Pledge:

125 Donors

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About Your 55th Reunion

Help With Your Reunion

Help make it a Reunion Weekend to remember! Volunteer  to serve on your class reunion outreach committee.

Invite a classmate using a Bucknell e-card.

Preview of Weekend Highlights

Thursday, May 31

  • Emeritus Classes Reception and Dinner

Friday, June 1

  • Welcome Picnic
  • Emeritus Social

Saturday, June 2

  • All-Class Lunch and Class Festival
  • Emeritus Classes Reception and Dinner
  • Bison Blast and Jazz Bar

Sunday, June 3

  • Farewell Brunch
  • Worship Services

Recreational opportunities, campus tours, alumni awards, Bucknell 360° educational sessions, open houses, receptions and more.

View the complete schedule of events.

View the photos from last year.

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Make A Gift

Give Now

The Cornerstone Society

A cornerstone of the University's success and progress is the loyal generosity of alumni. Donors who support Bucknell for three or more consecutive years are recognized as members of this society. Continue or establish your membership by making a gift today. Contact Amanda Craig, Annual Fund Program Manager, at for more information.

Make a Gift

The Bertrand Society

Have you considered contributing to your class's reunion giving total by naming Bucknell as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, life insurance policy, will or living trust? If you have included Bucknell in any of these ways, or would like information about doing so, please contact Dan Clark, associate director of gift planning, at

Make a Gift

Your Reunion Contacts

Reunion Leadership Team

Carl MarchioliOutreach Chair
Richard Fidler
Kyle Moran
Charles Waddell
Charles Waddell

Reunion Outreach Committee

List of 1963 Outreach Committee members coming soon.

If you are interested in serving on the reunion committee for your class, complete the volunteer form at

Update Your Contact Information

Does Bucknell have your current email address? Visit the Alumni App to view your information. Submit updates by using the app, emailing or completing our online form at


Contact or 570.577.7300 regarding Reunion Weekend.

For accessibility assistance at Reunion Weekend, contact Bucknell's Office of Accessibility Resources.

Contact or 570.577.3223 for information about other alumni programs.

Be HerdThe Bucknell Alumni Association Board of Directors invites you to share comments, concerns and questions to Be Herd.

Class of 1963 Alumni

Profiles of classmates who have been recognized by Bucknell

J. Ronald Giordano '63

The Most Valuable Player in the Middle Atlantic Conference and a Little All-America honorable mention quarterback in 1962, Ron Giordano set 11 school passing and total offense records that season. His season records included 119 completions in 211 attempts for 1,461 yards and 14 touchdowns. The latter two marks stood for 20 years. He was inducted into Bucknell's Football Hall of Fame in 1995.

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Mark Ronald '63

2003 Bucknell Engineering Alumni Assocation Award Winner: "Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award"

Ronald was appointed Honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) by authority of Her Majesty the Queen of England in 2002.

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Richard C. Tyrrell '63

Dick Tyrrell captained the 1962 Bucknell football team and was a three-time selection as a first-team end on the All-Middle Atlantic Conference team. Also an Associated Press honorable mention All-American for three straight years, Tyrrell was the leading receiver as a sophomore on the 1960 team that won the Lambert Cup. He was inducted in Bucknell's Hall of Fame in 1986.

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Richard Fidler '63

2013 Alumni Association Award Winner: "Loyalty to Bucknell"

As the first blind student to graduate from Bucknell, Dick navigated the challenging landscape with courage and dignity receiving both his B.A. and M.S.Ed. in Mathematics.

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Norman E. Garrity '63

2003 Alumni Association Award Winner: "Loyalty to Bucknell"

Garrity served on the Bucknell University Board of Trustees. He also fostered the relationship between Bucknell and the business world by promoting student internships at Corning, Inc. during his years as vice chairman of Corning.

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