DEVELOPMENT & ALUMNI RELATIONS / BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY / LEWISBURG, PA / 570-577-3200
“What I learned in Bucknell’s engineering
program was how to learn, and that has
been priceless,” says Susan Suhr ’ 72,
who’s excelled in a variety of pursuits,
including professional theater,
pharmaceutical engineering, financial
consulting and senior management, with
a stop along the way for an MBA. “There
has been almost no challenge that I haven’t
been able to meet,” she says. “My Bucknell
education has been the foundation for
my life and my career.”
Financial aid allowed Suhr to attend
Bucknell at a time when women were rare in
mechanical engineering. To help others
enjoy the same transformational
experience, she and her wife, Marina Viale,
endowed a scholarship for female
engineering majors. Later, they added a
bequest gift to support the award, which
will help students for generations to come.
“It all comes back to our basic belief in
giving back and helping others,” Suhr says.
“Financial issues should not be allowed to
stand in the way of young women trying
to get the same academic education
as I did.”
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The Bucknell Office of Gift Planning can help you design a bequest gift that honors your personal interest.
For information, please call 570-522-3271.
Susan Suhr ’ 72 (left) and Marina Viale