Felipe Perrone Felipe Perrone, the Robert L. Rooke Chair in the Historical & Societal Context of Engineering, is interested in broadening the scope of his research by collaborating with faculty and students in computer science and other academic disciplines, such as those in the humanities. The ability to collaborate is one reason Perrone makes gifts to Bucknell.

"The first time I set foot here and learned of the mission of the school, I felt the direct connection between my interests and the broader interests of the University," says Perrone, professor of computer science. "I feel it's extremely important for me as an employee to support the mission of the University."

Among the designations he supports, Perrone makes gifts to the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. "The arts at Bucknell bring an entire world of diversity, of different kinds of activities such as dance, opera, symphonies and blues guitar, from all over the world. It exposes us to this broader way of seeing different events, and adds a lot of richness here to us at Bucknell."