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The Bucknell Alumni Association: a diverse network of over 52,000 Bucknell alumni members.
The BUAA is governed by a 40-50 member Board of Directors committed to representing alumni, engaging Bucknellians, and promoting and enhancing the University. The board is pleased to share updates and highlights from BUAA board meetings filled with opportunities for all alumni to engage with each other and with the University. Check out our most recent update below.
The Bucknell University Alumni Association (BUAA) Board of Directors represents alumni and engages Bucknellians to ultimately promote and enhance the University. In 2016, we set a bold 5-year goal to increase engagement by 15% per year with students, alumni, and digital platforms to further our mission. Despite the challenges over the past few years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are proud of the aggressive goals we set and the hard work and energy that a volunteer group of 45-55 Board members exhibited. We have achieved a 5-year average of 17% with students, 24% with alumni, and 391% with digital […]
While we were hopeful to be back on campus after a successful in-person Homecoming meeting, the Omicron variant made the decision for us, and we pivoted to another virtual winter BUAA Board meeting — our fifth in 24 months. We kicked off the weekend with an Executive Committee meeting, followed by a full-Board virtual social event using wonder.com. Our meetings on Saturday provided us with some fantastic University updates, as well as time for Committee meetings and the full Board meeting to gather and share. For our University update, we were joined by the Deans of Bucknell’s three colleges: Raquel […]
After 20 months of fully remote meetings, the BUAA Board finally met on campus during a stunning fall Homecoming weekend. It was so good to be “home” and to see one another in person — especially those newer Board members we’ve only met over Zoom. We conducted the meeting in a hybrid fashion, since some members were not yet comfortable being in groups gathered indoors. About two-thirds of our members attended in person, fully masked while indoors. I’m so grateful that we were together again and am hopeful that we can continue to meet on campus going forward. Our Homecoming […]
While time has flown, this past year has been unlike any other of which I’m aware of in the history of the Bucknell University Alumni Association Board of Directors. Our 56 alumni and student volunteers have not been together or on campus since February 2020, but we have successfully held four regular and two special meetings virtually since then, including our most recent during Reunion Weekend in early June. Our top priority for 2020-23 is to identify an intentional and meaningful role for the BUAA Board in the next comprehensive fundraising campaign, and in preparation, we are continuing to educate […]
The BUAA Board “gathered” virtually for our winter meeting February 26-27, a productive and fulfilling event featuring: a University update on financial sustainability with President Bravman and Bucknell’s new VP for Finance and Administration, Eileen Petula a student panel on the campus climate, including food security, diversity and inclusion, and alumni support approval of our strategic plan fostering Board community We hope you enjoy our improvised Board photo this year, including a special guest! A few updates: Strategic Plan: After months spent defining our priorities and values and perfecting our execution framework, the Board approved our 2020-23 strategic plan. To […]
Dear Bucknellians: In the aftermath of recent acts of intolerance, including last week’s tragedy in Atlanta, we wanted to share and echo President Bravman’s statement against these heinous crimes. As the Bucknell University Alumni Association Board of Directors, our mission is to represent alumni, engage Bucknellians and promote and enhance the University. In this capacity, we share President Bravman’s commitment to making the Bucknell community, on and off campus, a safe and inclusive place for all. Following the senseless killing of George Floyd last summer, we outlined a vision for the BUAA Board of Directors to do our part to […]
Bucknell seeks to provide an excellent education to all students, which requires a firm and demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion at all levels of the institution. As alumni who support Bucknell’s mission to develop students who are productive citizens with a sense of justice, self-awareness, compassion and respect for our commonality as people, we have the opportunity to improve and strengthen our alma mater. You can B the Change by learning about areas and programs at Bucknell that are striving to build a more diverse, equitable and inclusive campus community, and supporting these efforts today. To make a […]
The BUAA Board met during Homecoming, virtually, of course! Though we were limited to Zoom meetings, we were able to move several items on our agenda forward. Interested to learn what we’ve been up to? See below for a quick recap: New BUAA Board President! The Board is so excited to welcome Christine Kelleher ‘91 as our new President! Though she is starting her term under unique circumstances, she, our new executive team, and the Board’s members are excited about the opportunity to add value to our students and alumni, affect change on campus and off, and give back to […]
As the BUAA Board of Directors, our mission is to represent alumni, engage Bucknellians and promote and enhance the University. In this moment, we are called to reaffirm our commitment to the fundamental rights of the Black community. We are committed to being a force for good in creating positive change – sooner rather than later.
Dear Fellow Bucknellians- The Bucknell University Alumni Association Board of Directors (BUAA) recently returned to campus for Homecoming Weekend and our board meeting. We had an action-packed two days but the beauty of Bucknell, especially with the blanket of fall colors, was the perfect warm welcome many of us seek when we return to campus. We officially welcomed 10 new board members and 6 new student members. And, this year was extra impactful because it was the launch of our new committee structure. Over the last year, we did a complete overhaul of the BUAA by-laws, including changing the number […]
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