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 Nov. 1, 2017

Participation Goal

Our Class Participation Goal:

170 Donors

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

57 Donors

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Attendance Goal

Our Class Attendance Goal:

123

Current Total Class Member Registrations:

Registration Available in
Early March

Registration
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About Your 50th Reunion


Save the Date:  May 31 - June 3

Mark your calendar to return to Bucknell. Reunion Weekend registration for events and on-campus housing will be available in March. Make off-campus lodging reservations early.

Nominate a Classmate

Nominate an exceptional, qualified classmate for one of the Bucknell Alumni Association Awards by Dec. 1, 2017.

50th Reunion Yearbook

Submit content for your page in this special book. Create your account using code 1968. Content is due by April 30. Pre-order your copy of this hardcover publication for pick up at Reunion Weekend check-in and registration.

Help with your Reunion

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

Get Social

Alumni App   Find your classmates on the Bucknell Alumni App!

   Join the social media conversation using #BucknellReunion.

Help With Your Reunion

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

Preview of Weekend Highlights

Thursday, May 31

  • Emeritus Classes Reception and Dinner

Friday, June 1

  • 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

Outdoor activities, tours, President's remarks, Alumni awards, Bucknell 360° educational sessions and more Friday and Saturday.
Complete schedule available in March.

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 amanda.craig@bucknell.edu 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 dan.clark@bucknell.edu.

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

Carl MarchioliReunion Chair
Marilyn (Olson) Parks
Kyle MoranProgram Chair
Susan (Weingartner) Elko
Charles WaddellOutreach Chair
David Deysher
Charles WaddellOutreach Chair
Elizabeth Fay (Haney) Deysher

Reunion Outreach Committee

List of 1968 Outreach Committee members coming soon.

If you are interested in serving on the reunion committee for your class, complete the volunteer form at Bucknell.edu/Reunion.

Class of 1968 Alumni


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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