Alumni Galleries

Bucknell alumni are doing amazing things and reconnecting with one another every day. We're happy to share a glimpse of those meetups, reunions and college memories here. Share your photos and captions by emailing to have yours appear too.

Summer 2024


Kurt Waters '77 stands and smiles with Khao Phing Kan in the background.

Kurt Waters ’77 visits Phang Nga Bay, Thailand, where the limestone Khao Phing Kan has been
referred to as James Bond Island (or James Bond Rock) since it was featured in the 1974 movie
The Man with the Golden Gun.

A group of alumni stand in front of a resort building orange hats and giving the "hang 10" hand sign.

Bill Rinehart ’75 and wife Roseann were part of a tour group in Hawaii that included two other
Bucknell alums and spouses. Pictured here in Maui are, from left, Bill and Roseann, David and
Marti Schneider Garret ’76 and Steve and Susan Armes Keyser M’78.

A group of alumni sit and stand together and smile

In Clearwater, Fla., Bucknellians gathered an April mini-reunion. Pictured are from left, front
row, Jo-Ann Barr Titley ʼ75, Georgia Young Foote ʼ75, Sharon Litchfield Spencer ʼ75 and
Suzanne Storey Kanzleiter ʼ75; and, back row, Peggy Sammon ʼ75, Sarah Gest Bauer ʼ75,
Dotty Schnure ʼ75, Wendy Saville ʼ75 and Adriane Wodey ʼ75, M’79.

Spring 2024


A group of mal alumni gather together and smile in this black-and-white photograph.

A surprise 80th birthday party was held for Mike Weinstein ’65 in New York City. Attendees pictured from
left are, front row, Jeff Nemerov ’64, Rick Amdur ’65, Mike Trager ’63, M’68, Eliot Riskin ’64, Rich
Hirsch ’65, Fred Ansis ’63 and Ron Baron ’65; and back row, Seth Kaminsky ’62, Murray Ufberg ’64
and Bob Siegel ’66.

Milton “Skip” Waddell ’77, Melinda Mitchell Shumway ’77 and Thomas McLean ’78 smile together

Milton “Skip” Waddell ’77, Melinda Mitchell Shumway ’77 and Thomas McLean ’78 served on the Blair Academy 1973 50th Reunion Class Committee. The reunion coincided with the school’s 175th anniversary celebration also attended by Laura Cochran Morris ’79. Pictured from left are Thomas, Laura, Melinda and Skip.

Mary Ellen Darcy Austin ’79, Allie Blair Spencer ’79, Mary Jaccodine ’79, Linda Cheney ’79 and Pat Nowak Debski ’79.

A Bucknell mini-reunion in South Carolina included, from left, Mary Ellen Darcy Austin ’79, Allie Blair Spencer ’79, Mary Jaccodine ’79, Linda Cheney ’79 and Pat Nowak Debski ’79.

Mary Ellen Darcy Austin ’79, Mary Jaccodine ’79, Pat Nowak Debski ’79, Allie Blair Spencer ’79, M’79 sit in a golf cart together and smile.

Mary Ellen Darcy Austin ’79 (driving) hosted a mini-reunion at her beach house in Isle of Palms, S.C., with Allie Blair Spencer ’79, M’79 (passenger seat) and, rear from left, Mary Jaccodine ’79 and Pat Nowak Debski ’79.

Fall 2023


Jim McKee '69, Bill and Dee Trout Ledgerwood '74 and Karen Reuter Krolikowski '66

At the 1880 Train of the Black Hills Central Railroad in July 2023 are, from left, Jim McKee ’69, Bill and Dee Trout Ledgerwood ’74 and Karen Reuter Krolikowski ’66. The train went from Hill City to Keystone, S.D., and was part of the Bucknell alumni trip to the Black Hills, Badlands and Mount Rushmore.

Summer 2023


Bill Rideout '80, Jonathan Glaser, and Cheryl Pershing Rideout '80

Christopher Kwong's oldest daughter was married in York, Maine, in June. Attending were Bill Rideout '80, Jonathan Glaser '80 and Cheryl Pershing Rideout '80 (from left to right).

Winter 2022


54-Barbara Belsskany Rogers

Barbara Blesskany Rogers ’54 is pictured in a costume for the re-enactment of the fight for the vote for women that members of the Sunnyvale-Cupertino, California, branch of the American Association of University Women performed in honor of the anniversary of the 26th Amendment.

72-George Lane

From left: George Lane ’72 P’14, Dave Abeles, and Priscilla Barrett, mother of the late Kirk Barrett ’87. The three get together regularly to discuss the Kirk Richard Barrett Memorial Scholarship fund at Bucknell, which was started after Kirk’s death in 1994.

87-Kirk Barrett, George Lane 72

The late Kirk Barrett ’87 is pictured in this undated photo. The Kirk Richard Barrett Memorial Scholarship was established in 1997 by his family and friends after his 1994 death. The scholarship is awarded annually to a junior or senior student with financial need, with preference given to a major in biology, economics or business. A March Madness fundraiser has been organized, in part, by George Lane ’72 for more than 20 years. He was a colleague and friend of Kirk’s.


Walt Williams ’85 P’14 and wife Lesley Cotten P’14, along with their blended family, attended a friend’s wedding. From left, front row: Mike ’14 and Jenna Casolo Romanowski ’14, Spencer Casolo, Lesley, Trevor Casolo, Molly Williams and Ryan Kelly; back row: Katie Williams, Ryan Casolo and Walt.

90-Reunion Swag

Marianne Marino Rorden ’90 works at Aerojet Rocketdyne in Sacramento, Calif., where she’s been living for the last 18 years with husband Sterling. She is pictured here in Bucknell reunion swag at Pebble Beach, Calif.


Andy Smith ’00 plays a backyard “lax” game with Angelo Pacinelli, 6, the son of Katie and Drew Pacinelli during a summer visit with the former lacrosse playing dads’ families.

BILL Alums

The Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning fall celebration at La Primavera in Lewisburg included 21 Bucknell alumni and parents.

From left: Mary Jean Moser M’10, P’13; Heather Wolf, teaching certificate ’12; Mary Sieminski ’65; Bob Gatski ’65; Bob Kallin ’78; Adelyn Elliott P’07; Mark Elliott P’07; Scott Stieler ’87; Nancy Shinn M’90; Hood Johnston ’72; Carole Madle M’75; Linda Bollinger M’79; Joe Koletar ’60, M’61; Ron Madle M’71; Kathy Stayton P’83; Biff Lahner M’76, P’09; Bill Stayton P'83; Mary Lahner ’75, P’09; Rod Elser ’71; Nancy Craig ’61; and Becky Perez ’79.

BILL Retirees 10

From left, front row: Genie Gerdes, dean and professor of psychology emerita; Elaine Hopkins, associate professor of French emerita; Chuck Root, professor of chemistry emeritus; Lois Huffines, associate vice president for academic affairs; Tom Greaves, professor of anthropology emeritus. (Back row) Thom Travis, professor of political science & international relations emeritus; John Peeler, professor of political science emeritus; Mary Jean Moser, director of professional education/field experience coordinator; Gary Sojka, Bucknell president and professor of biology emeritus; and Sandy Sojka.


Pictured from left on a trip to the Galapagos Islands are Ed Motter ’75, Norma Downie ’75 and Don ’77 and Emily Graul Reh ’77.

Germany meetup - 1

A Bucknell meetup in Munich included 10 alumni and their families, who traveled from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, for a weekend of reminiscing, enjoying Bavarian specialties and touring the city. Pictured from left, back row, are: Bethany and Nick Bossert ’06 holding Bailey, Ryan Riethmiller ’17, Luke Bragg ’98, Thomas O’Bryan ’09, Chris McNaughton ’07; and, front row, Silvia Mocanu ’08, Emily Johnson ’18, Addison McNaughton, Ashley Glasgow McNaughton ’07, Stephanie Wenner ’14 and Tatiana von Rosen-von Hoewel ’14

Germany meetup - 2

While most of those gathered for a Munich meetup of Bucknellians did not know one another, they quickly bonded and were looking forward to the next gathering with hopes that some of the other 80-plus alumni in the region would join them. Pictured clockwise from bottom left are Silvia Mocanu ’08, Ryan Riethmiller ’17, Emily Johnson ’18, Ashley Glasgow McNaughton ’07, Stephanie Wenner ’14, Nick Bossert ’06, Tatiana von Rosen-von Hoewel ’14, Bethany Bossert, Luke Bragg ’98, Addison McNaughton, Chris McNaughton ’07, Thomas O’Bryan ’09 and Catherine O’Bryan.

Summer 2021


Class of 1953

Five SAE brothers had a mini-reunion and lunch May 21 at the Nassau Inn, Princeton, N.J. Pictured from left are Ken Cestari ’58, Tony Rinaldo ’60, Bill Hagerman ’57, Doug Grigg ’59 and Penn “Doc” Shelley ’53.


Billy Pinamont ’17 continued his family legacy of military service, becoming the third generation to serve in the armed forces. He was commissioned as an ensign during a ceremony at the Union League of Philadelphia on June 17. Pinamont, a student at Penn State College of Medicine, was awarded a full U.S. Navy Health Professions Scholarship for the MD program and will serve in the medical corps after graduation. A four-year member of Bucknell’s crew team, Pinamont had the support of his former team at the Commissioning Ceremony. From left: Head Coach Dan Wolleben, Ryan McSherry ’19, Sam Jubb ’17, Billy Pinamont ’17, Nick Barpoulis ’17, Mike Pallotta ’18 and 2nd Lieutenant Dillon LaFata ’18.


His father administered the oath of office. From left: Capt. James Backstrom, Capt. William J. Pinamont Jr., William J. Pinamont III and Petty Officer David Cooley.

Winter 2021


Alumni 1975 - Winter 2021

A group of ’75ers, who visited annually, instituted periodic group conference calls and Zoom meetings to catch up on family events and discuss politics. The group is pictured sporting masks given to them by Dianne Brown Elderkin ’75 to honor and support the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Clockwise, from top right, are Betsy Stover Granger ’75, Dianne Brown Elderkin ’75, Nancy Wollet Larson ’75, Celine Koropchak ’75, Judy Gertz ’75 and Mary Love ’75.

Alumni 1976 - Winter 2021

Rehoboth Beach, Del., Mayor-elect Stan Mills ’76, right, meets with U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) Aug. 19 to discuss the pandemic’s impact on the beach town. This picture first appeared in the Cape Gazette. (Photo by Ellen Driscoll)…

Alumni 2013 - Winter 2021

Steve Studnicky ’08, left, with Zach Kriftcher ’13 are pictured after winning the 54-hole Fall Classic at North Hempstead Country Club, Port Washington, N.Y., Oct. 10–11.

Summer 2020


Alumni Golfers

Despite the pandemic, alumni kept their annual golf outing going on May 30 by practicing physical distancing. At the first tee, from left: Bob Schowalter ’74, Chuck Resnick ’72, Bryan Snapp ’72, Craig Sloat ’76, Ron Mandel ’76, Alan Grochal ’74, Rick Frazier ’74, Tom Hannan ’73, Larry Kirschner ’73, Don Labowsky ’74 (who organized the event) and Pam Stephani ’74 (Pam’s husband, Dick Morelli also played). This was the 24th edition of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fossil Golf Outing.

Alumni 1975

JoAnn Patrick-Ezzel ’75 (right) and Nancy Quay Bradley ’75 (left) reconnect in Sarasota, Fla.

Alumni 1975

Nancy Quay Bradley ’75 (far right) and Nancy Evans Armstrong ’75, along with their husbands, reunite in Venice Fla., for a bike ride.