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LEWISBURG, Pa. - Reunion 2007 brought nearly 2,000 Bucknell alumni and guests to campus, with attendees coming from as far as Singapore, London, and Turkey. Twelve classes celebrated milestone years with three days of dinners, parties, and events.
Plenty of music, fireworks, themed tents, good food and good friends kept alumni hopping.
They gathered at the Weis Center for Reunion Rally, where they celebrated the generosity of the Reunion Anniversary classes giving to Bucknell and enjoyed the premiere of a new Bucknell video, "Bucknell—The Movie."
After the four Alumni Award winners accepted their honors, President Brian C. Mitchell presented Ken Langone '57 with the Stephen F. Taylor Award, the University’s highest honor.
Alumni showed their love of the Orange and Blue through record-breaking giving.
This year, classes celebrating Reunion donated over $33 million in gifts and pledges of future contributions. Donor participation by Reunion-year classes doubled that of Reunion 2006. Six Reunion classes met the “Reunion Challenge” and enjoyed a champagne toast with President Mitchell – special congratulations to the classes of 1957, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, and 1987.
A new addition to the event gave attendees a fun way to say hello to classmates who couldn’t make it to Reunion. The Pod Squad, two teams of roving student and staff reporters equipped with audio and video equipment, helped alumni record personal messages to share their Reunion experience with the world. Visit the Reunion web page.
“Bucknell has always placed great value on its ideal size and deep sense of community, so Reunion Weekend is a signature event for us,” said President Mitchell. “It is a very special time to share memories, catch up with classmates, visit favorite old campus haunts, and discover what is new as well.”
Ken Langone '57 and his wife, Elaine, at Reunion Rally.
Posted June 7, 2007