As an undergraduate, Barry Maxwell was a member of ROTC, Phi Lambda Theta fraternity, and the Bucknell Village Association. He was on the staff of The Bucknell Engineer and president of ASME. He married his high school sweetheart, Marjorie (Savoye) Maxwell, also of the Class of '59, and graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering. After earning his master's from Bucknell, he served in the U.S. Army, then returned to Bucknell as an instructor in mechanical engineering. In 1971, he earned a Ph.D. in thermodynamics from the University of New Mexico. By 1974, he was an associate professor at Bucknell, received the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1975 and became a full professor in 1979, when he was appointed dean of the College of Engineering. He continued as dean until becoming vice president for administration at Bucknell in 1986, a position he admirably held until his retirement in 1998. His accomplishments as an administrator and achievements as an educator, however, are easily matched by his high level of integrity and genuineness of spirit. His influence has been felt in all corners of the university.
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