Congratulations, Class of 1998!

This is your reunion year. We look forward to seeing you back on campus for your 20th 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 1998 Reunion Goals

as of April 15, 2018

Participation Goal

Our Class Participation Goal:

165 Donors

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

149 Donors

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About Your 20th 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 Decade Party

Saturday, June 2

  • All-Class Lunch and Class Festival
  • Class of 1998 Walking Campus Tour
  • Class of 1998 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.

See all that is available for children.

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

Thangavelu, Rajkumar '98Reunion Chair
Rajkumar Thangavelu
Kyle MoranOutreach Chair 
Vanessa (Peet) Yost

Lynn Mull '98Outreach Chair
Lynn (Falkenbach) Mull
Charles Waddell
Outreach Chair 
Elise Arsenault

Reunion Leadership Team

Keating, Jennifer '98Outreach Chair
Jennifer (Myers) Keating
Tesse (Roberts) Rasmussen '98Program Chair 
Tesse (Roberts) Rasmussen

Shari AserLeadership Team Member
Shari Aser
Charles Waddell

Reunion Outreach Committee

Jennifer Gallagher
Peter Larsen
Sharon (Meeder) Place
Carey Tushin Vile

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


"Greetings from your Reunion Planning Committee. Our 20th reunion is fast approaching and we encourage you to come explore Bucknell's campus with us again. While many things are the same and just as we remember (including the special closeness of the Bucknell community), there are many new things as well. Examples include the new Graham Building, South Campus Apartments, some new Affinity and Fraternity houses, a third College (College of Management), and much more. Experience the camaraderie of Class of 1998 friendships and the Bucknell campus again. Come celebrate our 20th-year reunion with us!"

Class of 1998 Alumni

Profiles of classmates who have been recognized by Bucknell

Brendan Fisher '98

Brendan, an associate professor at the University of Vermont's Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, brings together ecological thinking and economics to help promote stronger conservation policies in his classroom. He has worked in some of the world's poorest countries evaluating more effective ecologically sustainable farming and labor techniques.

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J.R. Holden ’98

2013 Alumni Association Award Winner: "Young Alumni Award" 
Holden is a two-time Euroleague champion and gold medalist in the 2007 European Championships (Russia's first and only gold medal finish). He was top 5 in scoring while playing for the Russian National Team in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He was inducted into Bucknell's Hall of Fame in 2008.

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Shari Aser ’98

2008 Alumni Association Award Winner: "Young Alumni Award"

Shari is a member of the Bucknell Alumni Association Board of Directors. She has also served on the Bucknell Engineering Alumni Association Board and is a leader of the Women in Engineering Initiative.

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Mike Anders ’98

In 1998, Anders was named Patriot League Pitcher of the Year after posting an 8-3 record with a 2.96 earned-run average for a team that won a school-record 31 games. He was a First Team All-Patriot League selection as a senior and a Second Team pick as a sophomore, and he was also a two-time ECAC All-Star. Mike was inducted into Bucknell's Baseball Hall of Fame in 2011.

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Jennifer A. Myers Keating ’98

One of Bucknell's most decorated woman swimmers, Jen Myers Keating '98 became the first female in Patriot League history to win the same event (200-yard backstroke) at the league championship meet four straight years. She was inducted into Bucknell's Hall of Fame in 2008.

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Melissa Wharton ’98

Melissa Wharton became the second volleyball player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, graduated with 10 school record,s and is considered one of the best players in program history. She was a three-time First Team All-Patriot League selection and earned the Christy Mathewson Award as the top senior athlete in her class. Melissa was inducted into Bucknell's Hall of Fame in 2009.

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Willie Hill ’98

Willie was the Most Valuable Player on the record-setting 1997 Bison football team. The Bison led the Patriot League in total defense in all three of his seasons as a starter, and the team captured the 1996 Patriot League championship before breaking the school victory record a year later. Hill captured the Christy Mathewson Award in 1998 and was inducted into Bucknell's Hall of Fame in 2016.

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