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Bucknell University

July 2017

Dear Reader,

Bucknell is making history this month! On July 1, President John Bravman shared the thrilling news that WE DO, The Campaign for Bucknell University, surpassed its $500 million goal! We are so grateful to all of our parent donors — thank you! Watch the Facebook Live announcement from President Bravman.


Have you made your plans for Family Weekend? Please join us Sept. 22-24 to enjoy dozens of special events, including a WE DO Celebration. Registration is now open.


Parents of current students are automatically members of the Parents Association. Consider joining the Parents Board if you would like to become more involved. We invite you to review the member expectations and complete the online application on or before Jan. 7, 2018.

’ray Bucknell!

Ann DiStefano
Director, Parents Fund & Family Programs

We Do: The Campaign for Bucknell University


WE DO Campaign Surges Past $500 Million Goal

A record-breaking commitment from Ken ’57, P’83 and Elaine Langone P’83 brought the campaign to a triumphant close.

WeDo $450 Million
Bucknell Launches College of Management

Bucknell's third college strengthens academic connections across disciplines.

Diversity Summit
Starting Salary for Bucknell Graduates Sets New Record

Members of the Class of 2016 reported 97 percent placement and an average starting salary of more than $54,000.

Diversity Summit
Where Are They Headed? New Graduates Move Forward

These Class of 2017 grads are set to develop software, volunteer, begin graduate school and more.

Diversity Summit
Build It and They Will Play

Engineering students design exhibits for the new Lewisburg Children’s Museum in the University’s annual B-Fab event.

Women in Finance
Udall Scholarship Rewards Community-minded Student

Dominic Scicchitano ’19 wants to tackle global environmental issues on the local level.

Read More Bucknell News Features

Bucknell in the News

Journalist Fareed Zakaria Discusses Free Speech, a Theme He Explored During His Recent Commencement Address at Bucknell
The host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS discussed free speech and the silencing of conservative views, two themes of his keynote address at Bucknell’s 167th Commencement ceremony. || Watch the full Commencement address here.

Remembering American Sacrifices in WWI
Philadelphia Inquirer
Bucknell Magazine Editor Sherri Kimmel chronicled the research trip of faculty and students who traveled to France and Belgium, where they traced the history of Bucknell alumni who fought in World War I. || Learn more about the Bucknellians in World War I project here.

Bucknell and Rutgers Collaborate in Press Operations
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Bucknell and Rutgers University academic presses have joined forces in a move that will make Bucknell’s publications more affordable.

A Voice for Women in Engineering
NBC News
Bucknell undergraduate Shyla Lintz ’18 was quoted in an NBC News report about the first global celebration of International Women in Engineering Day.

Read More Bucknell in the News

Regional & Campus Events

July 15, noon, San Francisco
The Bucknell Club of Northern California invites you to a potluck picnic in Golden Gate Park.

July 28, 5 p.m., Philadelphia

Enjoy a pre-game tailgate and watch the Phillies take on the Atlanta Braves in a night of baseball hosted by the Bucknell Club of Philadelphia.

Aug. 2, 7:05 p.m., Durham, N.C.
Join the Bucknell Club of Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill for a Durham Bulls vs. Charlotte Knights baseball game.

Aug. 3, 6:30 p.m., Chicago
Connect with fellow Bucknellians over wine and a four-course meal at Old Town Social with the Bucknell Club of Chicago.

Sept. 22-24, Lewisburg
Registration is now open for Family Weekend 2017!

See More Regional & Campus Events

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Contact us: 570-577-3200 parents@bucknell.edu

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