Congratulations, Class of 1973!

This is your reunion year. We look forward to seeing you back on campus for your 45th Anniversary during  Reunion Weekend, June 1 - 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 1973 Reunion Goals

as of April 15, 2018

Participation Goal

Our Class Participation Goal:

185 Donors

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

172 Donors

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About Your 45th 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

Friday, June 1

  • Welcome Picnic
  • Karaoke Party hosted by the Class of 1973
  • Class Decade Party

Saturday, June 2

  • All-Class Lunch and Class Festival
  • Class of 1973 reception & 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

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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 Mary Marshall, 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 MarchioliReunion Chair
Keith Coughey
David StacyOutreach Chair 
David Stacy

Greg ProwantProgram Chair
Gregory Prowant
Charles Waddell

Reunion Program Assistants

Thomas Hannan
Neil Hendershot
Ken Phelps

Reunion Outreach Committee

Bernie Berninger
Glenn Clayton
Karl Fritz
Nancy Grden
William Hamilton
Bill Hobson
Jim Ludwig

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.

Reunion Leadership Team Message

Reunion Leadership Team Message

Reunion Weekend 2018

On June 1-3, 2018 our class will celebrate our 45th-year reunion at Bucknell. Our reunion committee is busy preparing a program for our weekend entertainment. We are asking classmates who have pictures of group activities, events and/or the campus in the 1970-1973 era to forward copies of the photos to the committee for use as part of the reunion program. Please forward digital copies to To submit paper copies, mail to: Reunion, Alumni Relations, Bucknell University, One Dent Drive, Lewisburg, Pa., 17837. For questions, please call 570.577.7300.

Also, we are asking classmates who are attending the reunion to bring memorabilia to be displayed on a table at the Saturday evening class dinner. We look forward to seeing you at the reunion in June!

Class of 1973 Alumni

Profiles of classmates who have been recognized by Bucknell

Jill Mitwell '73

Jill has had a 30 year career in soap opera television. She was director of One Life to Live,earning her three Daytime Emmy Awards (2008, 2009 and 2014) and four Directors Guild of America Awards (1993, 2000, 2007 and 2013) along with countless nominations.

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Harvey Carter '73

Harvey Carter was a three-year starter and two year captain of the Bison basketball team. Carter was a First Team All-Middle Atlantic Conference selection as a senior in 1972-73. He was inducted into Bucknell's Hall of Fame in 2005.

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Peter Balakian '73

Peter Balakian won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for poetry for his collection, Ozone Journal, published by the University of Chicago Press. He began his life as a poet at Bucknell during his sophomore and junior years and is the second Bucknell alumnus to win a Pulitzer.

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J. Douglas Nauman '73

Doug Nauman achieved distinction in both football and track and field at Bucknell, earning regional and national honors in the former sport and setting a school javelin record in the latter. He was inducted into Bucknell's Hall of Fame in 1984.

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Marjorie A. Deck '73

While at Bucknell, Deck was selected to the Susquehanna Field Hockey Association first team and participated in the Mid-East Tournament in that sport. In tennis, she was undefeated in dual matches throughout her four-year career. She ranked first in Pennsylvania and fifth in the East. She was inducted into the Bucknell's Hall of Fame in 1989.

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Mitchell Farbstein '73

Twice an honorable mention Little All-America fullback and an ECAC All-East choice in 1972, Mitch Farbstein also set a school discus record and won three letters in both football and track and field at Bucknell. He was inducted into Bucknell's Hall of Fame in 1991.

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Stan Durtan '73

A three-year letterman at tackle, Stan Durtan was one of the finest offensive linemen to play for the Bucknell football team. The fourth member of the 1972 team to be elected to the Hall of Fame, Durtan was perhaps the most honored player on that 6-3 unit. Stan was inducted into Bucknell's Hall of Fame in 1998.

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