WE DO GIVE THANKS
On behalf of the Bucknell University
Alumni Association, I wish to thank
alumni, parents and friends for their
generous commitments and contributions to the WE DO Campaign. It
moves me to realize the scope and
depth of love for Bucknell reflected in
the number of donors and the totality
of donations. The Development &
Alumni Relations (DAR) team deserves
tremendous credit for nurturing
Bucknell community relationships
with the utmost sincerity.
When asked to contribute, Bucknell’s community responded with
trust and faith in the future of this
institution. Heartfelt thanks go out
to President John Bravman and Scott
Rosevear, vice president of DAR, as
well as the entire DAR team. Bucknell
continues to evolve and strengthen as
evidenced by all of the WE DO stories
that have been published in Bucknell
Magazine in recent years. Thank you
for ensuring that our University continues to thrive in the future.
Tara Garrity Lebda ’94,
Alumni Association President
3 CHEERS FOR BEER
I just finished reading the Summer
2017 food issue of Bucknell Magazine. I
am always amazed at the involvement
and leadership of Bucknell graduates in evolving areas of our society,
and your article on environmentally
sustainable food production practices
left me similarly impressed.
But I believe there was a significant
gap in the issue. While an entire two
pages was (properly) dedicated to the
wine industry, there was no mention of
Bucknell alumni involvement in the
exploding craft beer industry. The
independent craft beer movement
fervently embraces sustainability
practices and the development of “the
community” social concept, including
local sourcing and the “drink local”
mentality. Over the past decade, this
movement has changed the perspec-
tive on beer from an “Animal House”
mentality to a wine-like appreciation,
and Bucknell graduates have been a
significant part of this movement.
While I do not have a comprehensive list, I personally know several
Bucknellians who have been involved
in encouraging the shift from mass-produced American adjunct lager
(Budweiser, Miller, Coors) to smaller,
independent brews (like Pennsylvania’s
Yards Brewing Co., Sly Fox Brewing
Co. and New Jersey-based River Horse
Brewing), as head brewers, brewery
owners and in many other aspects of
the industry. In fact, although not my
primary career, for the past four years
I have been a freelance beer journalist,
with articles in Philly Beer Scene Magazine, Mid-Atlantic Brewing News and
other publications. I’m sure there are
more Bucknell alums in the industry,
especially in the marketing and, of
course, engineering aspects.
I would love to see an article in Buck-
nell Magazine spotlighting the efforts of
Bucknell graduates to help the indepen-
dent craft beer industry attain its goal
of “ 20 percent market share of all U.S.
beer sales by 2020.”
Matt Brasch ’96
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