Congratulations, Class of 1978!

This is your reunion year. We look forward to seeing you back on campus for your 40th 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 1978 Reunion Goals

as of May 13, 2018

Participation Goal

Our Class Participation Goal:

210 Donors

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

199 Donors

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About Your 40th 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
  • Class of 1978 Social
  • Class Decade Party

Saturday, June 2

  • All-Class Lunch and Class Festival
  • Class of 1978 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

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

Pangburn, Wendy '78Reunion Chair
Wendy Pangburn
Reetz, Helen '78Outreach Chair
Helen Reetz
Charles WaddellOutreach Chair
Cynthia Mason-Posey

Nancy Coss Milam '78
Outreach Chair
Nancy (Coss) Milam

Reunion Leadership Team

Tom Cook '78Outreach Chair
Thomas Cook
Kyle MoranProgram Chair
Jane (MacCallum) Preziosi

Charles WaddellProgram Chair
Lisa Poulin
Charles Waddell

Reunion Outreach Committee

Nancy (Seidensticker) Faux
Michele (Beach) Harrington

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 1978 Alumni

Profiles of classmates who have been recognized by Bucknell

J. Frank Brown '78

Brown founded Genesis Park, a residential training program for global leaders. He is currently dean of INSEAD, one of the world's largest graduate business schools, and in 2011 was named managing director and chief operating officer of the global investment firm General Atlantic.

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Wendy Pangburn '78

In 2009, Pangburn co-founded the Mother's Day Gift Shop, a program that provides inner city students the ability to "shop" for Mother's Day gifts by providing costume jewelry to the children. In addition, she is president of Pangburn Partners LLC, a corporate travel consultancy, and executive vice president of the nonprofit practice at DHR International, an international executive recruiting firm.

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Thomas E. McLean '78

Tom McLean is, most probably, Bucknell's greatest track & field athlete ever, and is the only Bucknell athlete ever to win an individual NCAA University Division national championship, taking the 800-meter title in 1976. He was inducted into Bucknell's Hall of Fame in 1983.

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Thomas M. Scotton '78

Named All-East by National Mat News in 1978 and selected Bucknell's outstanding wrestler four times, Tom Scotton never lost a dual collegiate match on his way to three ECC championships and appearances at the NCAA Championships. He was inducted into Bucknell's Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1983.

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Dr. Peter B. Manning '78

2003 Alumni Association Award: "Achievement in a Chosen Profession"

In 1996, Manning became the director of cardiothoracic surgery at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. His primary clinical focus is on the correction of cardiac defects in newborns and the management of complex, single-ventricle heart defects.

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Harvey Edwards '78

2009 Alumni Association Award: "Distinguished Citizenship Award"

Edwards served two terms on the Bucknell Alumni Board of Directors and has served on the Black Alumni Association Board and the Bison Club Board of Directors.

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