April 01, 2014

Scholarship Day 2014
President John Bravman with scholarship donor Leanne Freas Trout ’50, P’74, P’75, GP’99, GP’01, GP’06; scholarship recipient and student speaker Elena Latzen ’14; and Lorrie and Bob Latzen P’14.

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March 29 marked Bucknell's 25th annual Scholarship Day Celebration, highlighted by a festive luncheon for 400 guests in Sojka Pavilion.

Donors of named scholarships and their student recipients gathered to hear speakers including Sandra Williams, sister of the late Ted Ammon '71, whose generosity transformed Bucknell's scholarship program; and Elena Latzen '14, recipient of the Leanne Freas Trout Scholarship in French and Francophone Studies.

At the luncheon, President John Bravman announced that the University financial aid office will be renamed the Ammon Office of Financial Aid to honor Ammon.

"Ted was a visionary who understood that Bucknell's future depended on a major expansion of our scholarship program," said Scott Rosevear, vice president of Development & Alumni Relations. "His support, plus the gifts made in response to his scholarship challenge in 1996, have provided $36 million in financial aid grants to about 2,700 students. Ted truly changed Bucknell culture, and we are proud to celebrate his legacy."