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Bucknell Faculty Honored with Teaching Awards

The seven award recipients come from across Bucknell’s three colleges and share a common commitment to student success.

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Freeman College of Management Turns 5

The University’s 100-plus-year history of management education entered a new era when the School of Management officially became a college on July 1, 2017.

Portrait of Natalia Mancero '24

Student Story

Natalia Mancero '24, Accounting

Natalia Mancero '24 has a foot in the door at her dream company thanks to an internship at PricewaterhouseCoopers, one of the "Big Four" accounting firms.

Outdoor portrait of professor Eric Martin


Bucknell Professor Teams with Ukrainian Colleague to Study Ukraine’s Civic Response to War

The researchers find Ukraine has become a “unified defense-oriented civil society machine.”

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Fresh Pre-Orientation Programs Offer Greater Opportunities for Connection and Exploration

Three new Pre-O programs will take incoming students to Philadelphia, West Virginia and North Carolina this fall.

Portrait of Kate Suslava


Bucknell Professor Finds Benefits of Having a Woman CFO in Study

The research analyzing earnings calls from 2,800 U.S. firms over 10 years documents that female CFOs verbally outperform male finance chiefs.

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Faculty Story

Eric Martin, Management

Bucknell University Professor Eric Martin, management, studies international development and community change that cuts across the public, private and nonprofit sectors.

Exterior of Holmes Hall


Holmes Hall Earns LEED Gold Certification for Its Planet-friendly Features

Bucknell University's new home for the Freeman College of Management and Department of Art & Art History earned recognition for its sustainable design and features.

A student stands inside a building with a high-tech ticker behind her, displaying current stock prices.

Student Story

Emma Shaffer ’23, Markets, Innovation & Design

Emma Shaffer '23, a markets, innovation & design major from Cincinnati, Ohio, has become an expert at balancing her busy schedule as a Bucknell student-athlete.

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Freeman College of Management Cracks Top 20 in Poets&Quants Best Business School Rankings

The Freeman College is ranked No. 17 in just its fourth year as an independent college.

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Student Story

Riley DeBaecke ’23, Managing for Sustainability and Literary Studies

Riley DeBaecke '23 selected the managing for sustainability major because she knows that businesses have the power — and the responsibility — to do better for the planet and all its living things.

Portrait of Kate Suslava

Faculty Story

Kate Suslava, Accounting

Professor Kate Suslava, management, who once planned to study Italian dialects as a graduate student, merges linguistics and management in her current research.

Colleen Hull stands outside in winter.

Student Story

Colleen Hull ’22, Spanish and Managing for Sustainability

Colleen Hull '22's experience in both of her majors — Spanish and managing for sustainability — has been defined by a closeness with fellow students and professors that goes far deeper than classwork.

Portrait of student Hannah Sieg sitting on a bench

Student Story

Hannah Sieg ’24, Business Analytics

Hannah Sieg '24 likes seeing results from her work. Her major in business analytics gives her ample opportunities to create them.

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Organization and Creativity: Bucknell Opens Holmes Hall

The new building, named to honor commitments from Steve '79 and Bonnie Bencsko Holmes '79, offers modern, technology-rich spaces for the Freeman College of Management and Department of Art & Art History.

Photo of Kelly Toomey '23 pitching

Student Story

Kelly Toomey ’23, Finance

Since joining the Bison softball team as a transfer player, finance major Kelly Toomey '23 has discovered a supportive community of teammates, coaches and cheerleaders — both on and off the field.

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Alumni Story

Rachel Gibson ’15, Accounting & Financial Management

Rachel Gibson '15's experience in Bucknell's Student Managed Investment Fund course led her to become the first female CEO of Darden Capital Management at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business.

Paul Danenberg preparing food at Community Harvest in Milton

Student Story

Paul Danenberg ’23, Finance

As one of the first participants in the Community Engagement Scholarship Program, Paul Danenberg '23 is making a difference for youth in Bucknell's local community.

Gabe Gross leans on a railing on Malesardi Quad outside Marts Hall.

Student Story

Gabe Gross ’23, Markets, Innovation & Design

By stepping outside his comfort zone and getting involved, Gabe Gross '23 is discovering the difference he can make in his community while building experience for a career in sports management.

Steve Holmes poses on the veranda outside the MacDonald Commons building.


Introducing Holmes Hall: A Commitment to the Power of Intersectional Learning at Bucknell

Nearing completion this summer, the new home for the Freeman College of Management and the Department of Art & Art History will be named for Bucknell Trustee Steve Holmes '79 and his wife, Bonnie Bencsko Holmes '79.