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February 2016


We’re thrilled to share with you some very exciting news from campus. Bob Malesardi ’45 and his wife, Doris, have pledged the largest gift in University history — a $20 million commitment to support financial aid. We deeply appreciate their generosity and dedication to Bucknell. You can read more details about the pledge in our top story below.

'ray Bucknell!
Josh Grill
Executive Director, Alumni Relations

P.S. We hope you enjoy the new look of Alumni Connection, with more photos, more news about Bucknellians and an improved display that looks great on computers, phones and tablets.


Bucknell Receives Largest Pledge in University History
The $20 million commitment by Bob and Doris Malesardi will be used solely for financial aid.
Introducing the Bucknell Magazine Mobile App
Now you can enjoy Bucknell Magazine on the go with the new mobile app for your phone or tablet. Check out the video for a brief overview and then head to the iTunes or Google Play app stores and download it.
Reunion Weekend 2016
Save the date for Reunion Weekend 2016, June 2-5! Classes ending in 1s and 6s will be celebrating milestone reunions. Registration opens in early March.
Words to Last a Lifetime
Martin Luther King Jr. made one memorable visit to the Bucknell campus in 1958, and his inspiring message still resonates today.
"What a Gem We Gained"
The renovated Carnegie Building was recently unveiled. It bears a remarkable resemblance to the original version built in 1905.
Bucknell in Love
Did you meet the love of your life at Bucknell? Send your wedding photo to socialmedia@bucknell.edu, and we'll share it at facebook.com/bucknellu!

Read More Bucknell News Features

Bucknell in the News

Bucknell's Campus Quad Recognized Among "Most Beautiful"
The soon-to-be-renamed campus quad was recently ranked in the "50 Most Beautiful Campus Quads" by the website College Rank.

Yet Another Salary Study Gives Bucknell High Marks
Last month, a new report showed Bucknell alumni with a high ranking in average median salary 10 years following matriculation. Using the same Department of Education data, this new study ranks Bucknell No. 14 out of nearly 1,300 schools in alumni median earnings above expectation.

Read More Bucknell in the News

Regional & Campus Events

Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m.: Washington D.C.
Join the Bucknell Club of D.C. to cheer on the Bison men's basketball team at its game at American University.

Feb. 4, 1 p.m.: Online – Bucknell 360°
Professor Chris Ellis, political science, explains how accurate polls have been in the past at predicting the outcome of presidential elections.

Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m.: New York, N.Y.
The Bucknell Club of NYC and the Association for the Arts invites you to a reception featuring a presentation by Professor Barry Long, music, and a jazz performance by Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant.

Feb. 16, 6 p.m.: Lewisburg, Pa.
Join the Bucknell Club of the Greater Susquehanna Valley for an evening of Japanese drumming and acrobatics as it takes in the TAO: Seventeen Samurai show at the Weis Center.

Feb. 18, 5 p.m.: Online – BPN Networking Event
Build your professional network with a Bucknell-exclusive, one-hour virtual networking event.

Feb. 27, 2 p.m.: Annapolis, Md.
Enjoy a pre-game reception and then take in the Bison men's basketball game at Navy.

Feb. 27, 4 p.m.: Rochester, N.Y.
Join the Bucknell Club of Rochester for a watch party as Bucknell men's hoops takes on Navy.

See More Regional & Campus Events

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