Congratulations, Class of 1983!

This is your reunion year. We look forward to seeing you back on campus for your 35th 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 1983 Reunion Goals

as of May 13, 2018

Participation Goal

Our Class Participation Goal:

195 Donors

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

184 Donors

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About Your 35th 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 1983 Social
  • Class Decade Party

Saturday, June 2

  • All-Class Lunch and Class Festival
  • Class of 1983 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 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
Janice (Mueller) Crampton

Kyle MoranOutreach Chair
Juliet Shield-Taylor

Charles WaddellOutreach Chair
Karen (Fracas) Monaghan

Charles Waddell
Program Chair
Nancy (Harvey) Worrell

Reunion Leadership Team

Carl MarchioliProgram Chair
Charles Zaleski
Kyle Moran

Charles Waddell
Charles Waddell

Reunion Outreach Committee

Paul Bamford
Bobbi Bernstein
Patti Burmahl
Tom Coleman
Cindy Devall
Lisa (DeFusco) Dinackus
Tracey (Trusk) Eick
Sarah (Rex) Geary
Susan (DeKimpe) Glenn
Janet (Schierloh) Howard
Elna Jelstrup
Jeff Leach
Brad Seamans

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 1983 Alumni

Profiles of classmates who have been recognized by Bucknell

Mark R. Brotherton '83

Mark Brotherton was the first Bucknell soccer player to be named all-conference four straight years. A four-year letterman and two-time co-captain, he was named to the All-East Coast Conference Team after each of his four seasons with the Orange and Blue. He was inducted into Bucknell's Soccer Hall of Fame in 2006.

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Jane Elfers '83, P '19

Elfers serves as Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of The Children's Place, Inc. She is former Chief Executive Officer of Lord & Taylor and currently serves on the Bucknell University Board of Trustees.

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Rodney Brown '83

Rodney Brown was a four-year starter for the Bison men's lacrosse team under Hall of Fame coach Sid Jamieson. Brown played both midfield and defense during a terrific career that saw him become Bucknell's third Division I All-American. Rodney was inducted into Bucknell's Hall of Fame in 2009.

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Lonnie Fertik Williard '83

Fertik Williard became the first Bucknell woman to qualify for a national track and field championship and also became the first Bucknell All-American in that sport in 1982. She set seven indoor and outdoor school records and placed in the top six in the EAIAW indoor and outdoor heptathlon and pentathlon championships six times. She was inducted into the Bucknell Hall of Fame in 1994.

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Mark Hulme '83

Mark was a member of nine ECC cross country and track and field championship teams. He was All-East in cross country in 1980, 1981 and 1982 and competed in the NCAA Championships in that sport all four years. He was inducted in 2001 into Bucknell's Hall of Fame.

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David White '83

White qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships in the 1,000 meters in 1982. He was part of five East Coast Conference championship teams and also competed in the 1982 NCAA Cross Country Championship as part of a Bison squad that finished 12th in the nation. He was inducted in 2010 into Bucknell's Hall of Fame.

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Carolyn Miles '83

Miles is President and CEO for Save the Children Federation, a nonprofit international development organization providing hope and opportunity to children in need. In 2011, she was the recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Citizenship Award.

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