Congratulations, Class of 1968!

This is your Golden Anniversary reunion year. We look forward to seeing you back on campus. 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 1968 Reunion Goals

as of April 15, 2018

Participation Goal

Our Class Participation Goal:

170 Donors

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

157 Donors

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About Your 50th Reunion

50th Reunion Yearbook

Submit content for your page in this special book. Create your account using code 1968. Content is due by March 31.

Pre-order your copy of this hardcover publication by April 30 to receive it by mail prior to Reunion Weekend. Orders not received in time for pre-Reunion mailing will be distributed at Registration and Check-in during Reunion Weekend. Orders received after Reunion Weekend will be mailed.

Preview of Weekend Highlights

Thursday, May 31

  • Emeritus Classes Reception and Dinner

Friday, June 1

  • 50th Anniversary Reception and Procession
  • Welcome Picnic
  • 50th Anniversary Party

Saturday, June 2

  • All-Class Lunch and Class Festival
  • 50th Anniversary reception & dinner
  • Bison Blast and Jazz Bar

Sunday, June 3

  • Class of 1968 Breakfast
  • 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

The 50th Reunion Gold Society

This unique gift society honors the members of the 50th Reunion who made a one time gift or pledge of $50,000 or more, which can be paid in up to five years. To establish your membership and commitment, please use our online giving form or call 570.577.3200

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Your Reunion Contacts

Reunion Leadership Team

Marilyn Olson ParksReunion Chair
Marilyn (Olson) Parks
Susan Weingartner ElkoProgram Chair
Susan (Weingartner) Elko
David DeysherOutreach Chair
David Deysher
Elizabeth Fay Haney DeysherOutreach Chair
Elizabeth Fay (Haney) Deysher

Reunion Outreach Committee

Connie (Adler) Andrews
Taylor Andrews
Pat (Dort) Barker
Bob Brush
Jeanie (Culverwell) Burbage
Chuck Carroll
Marilee (Shepler) Cole
Roger Cole
Roberta (Carraine) Glaser
Barbara (Larsen) Hepner
Sue (Evans) Iddings
Jim Isaacs
Mark Lankford
Mike Lewis
Pat Long
David McCorkle
Lenore( Mariani) Milner
Susan (Garabrant) Nason
Scott Noble
Jenny (Payne) Reese
Gene Sabo
George Vince
Dick Weaver
Rich Wildonger
Susan (Penecale) Zolla

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.

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


Invite a classmate using a Bucknell e-card.

Reunion Leadership Team Message

Reunion Leadership Team Message


Dear Fellow '68 Classmates,

I know we all feel much too young to be celebrating this milestone, but this is not fake news - it's time for our 50th Reunion! Some of us have agreed to help with the planning and programming and Bucknell is working with us to customize our days together so that the events are geared for us. It's also a fact that it will be much more fun if we have a huge turnout. So, when you're contacted by one of the team we're putting in place, please return our call or email, give us an update, and provide your input for reunion and let us know you're coming!

We also have the chance to read about our classmates in a 50th Reunion Yearbook. Of course the catch is that we all have to respond or there won't be anything to read! Bucknell has already sent a form for you to complete and return or you can follow the instructions on this page. It's our 50th reunion - mark May 31 to June 3 on your calendar now and call friends and get them to commit to coming too. Let's make it a great one!

Marilyn, Susan, David, and Fay 

Class of 1968 Alumni

Profiles of classmates who have been recognized by Bucknell

Dr. William Woods '68

2013 Alumni Association Award: "Achievement in a Chosen Profession"

Woods is an internationally known leader in the field of childhood cancer. His work has led to remarkable advances in the survival and cure of children afflicted with cancer.

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Marilee Cole ’68

2008 Association Award: "Service to Humanity"

Cole is an expert in the areas of tropical medicine, international health, and developing world HIV/AIDS management. She spends time each year in Cameroon, West Africa, providing AIDS treatments.

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Dr. Michael R. Lewis ’68

2003 Association Award: "Service to Humanity"

Lewis has devoted much time and resources to providing dental and medical care, dental health education and training for health care workers throughout cities in China, India, Nepal and Colombia.

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Richard Kaufmann ’68

A three-year letterman in football and wrestling, Dick Kaufmann captained the 1967 football team and was co-captain of the wrestling team as a junior and senior. As a senior he won Bucknell's Outstanding Multiple Sport Athlete award and the Christy Mathewson Award as the top senior athlete. Richard was inducted into the Bucknell's Hall of Fame in 1996.

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Paul Maczuzak ’68

Maczuzak was a three-year starter at offensive tackle while at Bucknell. He became only the fourth Bucknell player to earn first team all-league honors three straight years. Paul was inducted into the Bucknell's Hall of Fame in 1990.

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Alan J. Bilanin '68

2011 Bucknell Engineering Alumni Association Award: "Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award"

Bilanin founded Continuum Dynamics Inc., which provides engineering services and technical solutions for industry and government. He is an internationally recognized expert in aircraft wake dynamics.

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Marilyn Olson Parks ’68

1991 Alumni Association Award Winner: "Loyalty to Bucknell"

Marilyn Olson received the Louis M. Robey Award for undergraduate women who best exemplify the aims of a Bucknell education and served on the Bucknell University Alumni Board and Board of Trustees.

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