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 classnotes@bucknell.edu to have yours appear too. 

Winter 2022

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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.

85-Wedding

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.

2000-LAX

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.

Galapagos

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

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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.

Pinamont

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.

Pinamont

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

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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)

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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

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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.

Spring 2020

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1953 Alumni

Pictured at the Bucknell Cottage, 1949–50, from left, are Barb George Frazer ’53, Sue Appleyard Martucci ’53, Nancy Boyer Danahy ’53, P’80, P’84, G’13, G’15, Katherine “Kitsy” Bell Brown ’53 and Nancy Schreiner Hubley ’53. The photo was submitted by Nancy’s daughter Debbie Hennel ’80.

1967 Alumni

Dick Emmitt ’67 with with daughter Meg ’06 and grandson Liam on Emmitt Field, the soccer field that bears their name. Meggie was a four-year soccer player and member of the 2005 Patriot League Championship team. When she moved to Madrid a few years ago, she played professionally. In addition to the soccer field, Dick made a gift in the early 2000s that funded the additional faculty position that was necessary to create a Department of Biomedical Engineering. This faculty position is named for his late parents, William ’30 and Gertrude Brooks Emmitt ’30. Additional Bucknellians in his family are sister Ginny Emmitt Chitwood ’59 and brother Bill ’69.

2009 Alumni

Erin Kairys ’09 and Sam Cutler married Aug. 31 in Washington, D.C., with more than 20 Bucknellian in attendance. The wedding party included sister Caitlin Kairys ’10, Kelli Lipson ’09, Laura Meditz ’09, Laura Crawford Owens ’09, Lauren Fellner ’10, brother Matthew Kairys ’12, Rebecca Cottrell Bentzen ’09 and the bride’s father, David Kairys ’74, M’74. Erin is head of client services at a small financial technology company. Sam will finish his law degree in May and then start at the law firm Sullivan & Cromwell. The couple resides in Washington, D.C.

2010 Alumni

Cale ’10 and Jaime Kianka Cadman ’13 married June 22 in Princeton N.J., with numerous Bucknell alumni in attendance.

2013 Alumni

U.S. Army Capt. Patrick Towery ’13, right, works in the 4th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division in Fort Carson, Colo., alongside Capt. Adam Wendoloski, an intelligence officer and fellow member of the Bucknell ROTC Battalion.

2013 Alumni

Christine Bange Pritchard ’13 married Ryan ’12 May 25 in Lyons, Colo. Many Bucknellians attended, including, pictured from left, Katrina Hefele ’13, Erica Brado Parilla ’14, Matthew Lamore ’12 and wife Hannah, Fitz Williams ’12, Kevin Nagle ’15, Kathryn Modugno Tamburro ’14, Jared Snyder ’09, Andrew Solomon ’12, Christine and Ryan, Jason White ’12 and his fiancée, Kara Baumgardner, Nicholas Barnett ’12 and wife Courtney, Aleem Naqvi ’12, Smik Lakhani ’11, Foster Perlmutter ’13 and Amanda Slaboden ’13. (Photo credit: Kathryn Kim Photography)

2016 Alumni

Bucknell alumni celebrate at the marriage reception of Katie Price ’16 and Brian Duncan ’16 (center) at the Bel-Air Bay Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif., Oct. 4.

Winter 2020

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Class of 53 - Arizona

In May, Bette MacDonald Becker ’53 (right) traveled with daughter Jennifer to Tucson, Ariz., to attend the graduation of grandson Cameron LeBlanc (center) from the University of Arizona. They stayed at the home of Nancy Carter Whitney ’53 (left). Everyone enjoyed a great weekend celebrating graduation, Mother’s Day and Bette’s 88th birthday.

Class of 53 - Brad Myers

Bucknell Athletics Hall of Fame member Brad Myers ’53 was honored by the Los Angeles Rams during their August preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii. He will celebrate his 90th birthday in February, making him one of the oldest living former Rams. He lives in Mākaha, Hawaii, with his wife, Nancy Smyth-Myers.

Alumni at Towson Homecoming

On Oct. 18, Bucknell alumni and friends joined the Bucknell Club of Baltimore to watch the Bison play the Tigers at Towson University’s Homecoming. From left: Pilar Hamilton, Gloria Jackson Hicks ’77, Stacy Ross ’80 and Lisa Babin ’78.

2002 christening

Ted Wilson ’02 and wife Katie had their third child, Polly, Nov. 8, 2018. Pictured at Polly’s christening are, from left, godparent Michaela Serventi Davis ’04, Ted, with Polly, Katie, Teddy, and Clark Wilson and godparent Erick Davis ’01.

Class of 2002

Crystal Mendez-Covington ’02 and husband Charles are pictured with son Charles IV “EJ,” born in 2016, and daughter, Carlisa “Carlie,” born in 2017. Crystal is an occupational therapist for children with special needs in an elementary school in Queens, N.Y.

Class of 2005

Pictured from left are Brian Raves ’05, John Bednarz ’05 and John Siwicki ’05 during their biennial tour of baseball stadiums. In 2019, the trio went to Houston and Arlington, Texas, after checking off stadiums in the Midwest and Rust Belt on previous road-trip adventures. The group has visited nearly 20 parks and is planning for Florida and California baseball tours.

Class of 2008 Wedding

In July, more than a dozen Bucknellians attended the wedding of Alena Beerman ’08 and Koldo Zúñiga in Getxo, Spain. Pictured are, back row from left, Kate Bender ’08, Jennie Trayes ’08, Katie Abbot ’08, Julia Rockwell ’08, Jenna Kotyk ’08, Jesse Nercessian ’08, Mike Needham ’08, Karen Chen Piuggi ’07, Ashlie Nawrocki ’08, and, front row from left, Doug Mackenzie ’08, Brittany Kaplan ’08, Alena, Nicolette Vielee ’08 and Victoria Gilbert ’08.

Fall 2019

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Class of 1955

This photo of some members of the Class of ’55 was taken September 1951 by Betty Elliott Butler ’55. Pictured are the late Nan Thurnall Meyer ’55, Janet Lovett Bowen ’55, Ellie Mackie Pigman ’55, Bette Lerch Vasta ’55, the late Bobbie Moore Hutchinson ’55, Betsy Bice Knox ’55, Pat Mansfield Nixon ’55, Nancy Daddow Gemmell ’55, Ros Potts Piede ’55, Chris Hill Killough ’53, the late Barb Crothers Lake ’55 and Nat Duysters Henderson ’55.

Class of 64

At the Class of ’64’s 50th Reunion, Norm Kiken ’64 donated a three-liter bottle of Reverie Vineyard’s wine to be consumed at the 55th Reunion in 2019. Karen Abel Jones ’64 had possession of the bottle and brought it to Reunion. Pictured from left are: Karen, Norm, Bob Hull ’64 (with the bottle), Jeff Nemerov ’64 and wife Susan, and Dow Fenton Malnati ’64.

Class of 90

A 50th birthday celebration was organized by Jonathan Ingham ’90 in Bermuda for a number of Phi Psis. Pictured from left, standing: John Garafolo ’90, Andy Gale ’90, Brent Farmer ’90, Drew Delaney ’90, Adam Volanth ’90, George Holiat ’90, Greg Sommer ’90, Norman Wilde ’90, Andrew Tait ’90, Jim Grady ’90, John Lawton ’90 and Chuck Alavarez ’88; kneeling: Josh Trager ’90 (FIJI), Jon Ingham, Jim Miller ’90 and Scott Radcliffe ’88.

Class of 2013 Baseball Game

Pictured from left at the alumni outing to the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp vs. Montgomery Biscuits baseball game are back row, Julianne Mammana ’13, Carolyn Yankowski Klimtzak ’00 and Eric Klimtzak; middle row, Jeff and Liz Pendleton Stoddard ’05 and Bill ’70 and Peggy Wilson Armstrong ’69, and front row, Ona Broussard and Lizzy Klimtzak.

Class of 2013 Hiking

A Bucknell hike at Jacksonville (Fla.) Arboretum and Gardens was led by Bill Armstrong ’70. Pictured from left are an unidentified couple, Gail Grunewald Arrowsmith ’71, David Leach ’70, Gail’s husband Roger ’71 and Bill and Peggy Wilson Armstrong ’69.

Class of 2013 on a Patio

The Northeast Florida group had its first NeighborHERD social at Black Sheep Restaurant. Pictured from left: Julianne Mammana ’13, Peggy Wilson Armstrong ’69 and husband Bill ’70, and David Leach ’70.

Class of 2013 at a restaurant

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