Continuing Connections
TO ENSURE SAFETY of alumni and friends during the COVID-19 pandemic, Reunion 2021 was held remotely, May 31–June 6. The event drew alumni from around the world. Participants spanned class years from 1945 to 2016, including graduation years ending with 0, 1, 5 or 6 and all emeritus classes. In addition to live online class gatherings and socials, highlights included updates from President John Bravman and Provost Elisabeth Mermann-Jozwiak; a virtual Reunion Run to Remember 5K to honor and remember military personnel, veterans and deceased class members; tours of campus and downtown Lewisburg; educational sessions with faculty and alumni experts; a wine tasting and charcuterie board creation event; a student life panel discussion; yoga and fitness sessions; career coaching; trivia night; articles written by alumni celebrating a Reunion year; a service of remembrance and more. Additional special events included live remote gatherings for LGBTQA alumni, Black alumni, Global Ambassador Program alumni, biomedical engineering alumni and Alumni Association Board meetings. Access recordings of events at
Reconnect wit classmates around the world, reunion 2021
Four alumni were recognized for their careers and contributions to Bucknell and society. A committee of current and past Bucknell University Alumni Association Board members, Bucknell Club representatives and previous recipients chose the winners:
  • Loyalty to Bucknell: Joseph Fama ’71, M’74, past president of the Bucknell Engineering Alumni Association Board and member of the Bucknell University Alumni Association Board of Directors.
  • Outstanding Achievement in a Chosen Profession: Gay Huey Evans ’76, chair of the London Metal Exchange and board member of Standard Chartered, ConocoPhillips, IHS Markit and HM Treasury.
  • Service to Humanity: Joan Hoshauer Madison ’51, who established the Madison-Deane Initiative to support lectures on end-of-life care by well-known experts in palliative and hospice care.
  • Young Alumni: Nadia Sasso ’11, a creative cultural producer and unconventional scholar based in Los Angeles, with expertise in developing engaging creative content and driving strategy across platforms and media.
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Joseph Fama Headshot
Joseph Fama ’71, M’74
Gay Huey Evans Headshot
Gay Huey Evans ’76
Joan Hoshauer Madison Headshot
Joan Hoshauer Madison ’51
Nadia Sasso Headshot
Nadia Sasso ’11