Reunion Weekend to Welcome Thousands Back to Campus
April 28, 2014
, BY Kathryn Kopchik
Bucknell University will host Reunion Weekend May 29 to June 1, with thousands of alumni and their families planning to return to the campus. Reunions will be celebrated for classes ending in 4's and 9's between 1954 and 2009.
Bucknellians who come back to campus may participate in class year events; career workshops; children's activities including a soccer clinic; Alumni University classes; an alumni reception with faculty; an alumni golf tournament; canoe trips on the Susquehanna River; and gatherings for fraternities, sororities, athletics and other affinity groups.
The exhibit, "Bucknell Memories," a display of photographs and documents commemorating people, places and events related to Bucknell reunion classes, may be seen during library hours in the Special Collections/University Archives section, located on Lower Level 1 of the Bertrand Library.
During Reunion Rally, the Bucknell Alumni Association will honor its four 2014 alumni award recipients, as well as classes who are winners of this year's reunion awards.
The May 31 celebrations will close with an alumni party complete with fireworks for all in the vicinity to enjoy (weather permitting). The weekend will end with a Sunday morning service of worship and remembrance. Visit www.bucknell.edu/reunion for a complete schedule of Reunion Weekend events.
Alumni awardees The Alumni Association will honor its four 2014 award recipients during Reunion Rally.
Tom Buchholz, a 1984 graduate, will be honored for Service to Humanity. Buchholz is the executive vice president and physician-in-chief at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center at Houston. He also has co-chaired the Breast Cancer Steering Committee of the National Cancer Institute.
Tracey Gray, a 1999 graduate, will receive the Young Alumni Award. Director of public affairs with Raytheon Company, Gray previously worked at the Pentagon and in the Office of the Vice President at The White House. He has volunteered as a mentor to Bucknell students, participated in career nights, hosted students at the Pentagon and served on career panels.
Ronald Liebowitz, a 1979 graduate, will be honored for Outstanding Achievement in a Chosen Profession. President of Middlebury College since 2004, Liebowitz previously served as a faculty member, provost and executive vice president. He has received national recognition for his fiduciary leadership and stewardship as well as record fund-raising totals and alumni participation in annual giving.
John and Sandy Nesbitt, both 1964 graduates, will receive the award for Loyalty to Bucknell. For 50 years, the Nesbitts have served as members and leaders of the Alumni Association Board of Directors, various campaign committees and as president of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and the Association for the Arts, respectively.
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