Awards & Recognition

Congratulations to our 2020 Alumni Award recipients!

The Bucknell University Alumni Association honors alumni annually for their achievements and loyalty to the University.

Recipients are honored during Reunion Weekend, and preference is given to alumni in a Reunion Year.



Scott Nichols

Loyalty to Bucknell

Scott Nichols '70 has devoted his career to positioning institutions and non-profit groups for success through fundraising and advancement leadership. For the past 50 years, Nichols has simultaneously dedicated himself to Bucknell in many capacities — as a volunteer, as a donor and a professional.  

Dan Atkins

Outstanding Achievement in a Chosen Profession

Daniel Ewell Atkins III '65 used his early exposure to computing at Bucknell to build a successful career in computer science innovation, dedicating himself to all aspects of the field including both research and academia.

Ruth Kauffman

Service to Humanity Award

Ruth L. Kauffman '85 has dedicated her life to serving women and families around the world. After discovering her passion for midwifery and reproductive health, she has worked with countless individuals and organizations to support maternal and child health in the U.S. and abroad.

Molly Burke

Young Alumni Award

Molly Burke '10 has a passion for pushing the boundaries of exploration and challenging the impossible. Through this quest she founded Cycle Connect, an organization created to distribute bicycles to rural African communities, and grew it from a start-up project to a fully operational enterprise.

Nominate a Bucknellian for a 2021 Alumni Award (due Dec. 1)

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