May 26, 2015, BY Kathryn Kopchik

Bucknell University will host Reunion Weekend May 28 through May 31, with thousands of alumni and their families planning to return to the campus. Reunions will be celebrated for classes ending in 5's and 0's between 1945 and 2010.

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; campus and downtown tours; and gatherings for fraternities, sororities, athletics and other affinity groups.

On Saturday, the Bucknell Alumni Association will honor classes who are winners of this year's Reunion awards as well as its five 2015 alumni award recipients:

  • Richard Skelton, a 1960 graduate who worked in Bucknell admissions for more than 36 years, will receive the Loyalty to Bucknell Award.
  • Jacqueline Hornor Plumez, a 1965 graduate, will be recognized for Service to Humanity for her work as founding member of Anglican Women's Empowerment and with the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo in Argentina.
  • Ronald Baron '65, founder of Baron Capital, an investment management firm in New York City, was honored for Outstanding Achievement in a Chosen Profession.
  • Charles Brandes '65, founder of Brandes Investment Partners, was honored for Outstanding Achievement in a Chosen Profession.
  • Gbenga Akinnagbe '00, an actor, screenplay writer and producer, will receive the Young Alumni Award. Akinnagbe is best known for his roles as Chris Partlow in HBO's The Wire; Pastor Isaiah Easton in The Good Wife; Erik Ritter in 24; and Kelly Slater in Nurse Jackie.

Weather permitting, the May 30 celebrations will close with fireworks. The weekend will end with a Sunday morning worship service during which all alumni, faculty and staff who passed away in the past year will be remembered.

During the weekend, two exhibits will be available for viewing noon to 5 p.m. daily.

Yeon Ji Yoo: Respiration, an exhibit of collage and sculpture made from ephemeral materials creating fantastical landscapes that explore the cycle of growth, death and decomposition, may be seen in the Downtown Gallery, 416 Market St., Lewisburg.

Through the Years, a display of photographs and other materials highlighting activities and events representing Bucknell University classes with special Reunion years, may be seen in the Bertrand Library's Special Collections/University Archives Exhibit area, located on Lower Level 1.



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