Thursday, September 27th, 2018
Bennett “Ben” Willeford, Jr.
The campus community mourns the passing of Bennett “Ben” Willeford, Jr., who died on Saturday, September 22. Ben retired as Professor Emeritus of Chemistry after 33 years of service to Bucknell. Fellow colleagues of Ben’s shared with me the following citation that was read at the 1984 Commencement upon his retirement: “Since 1950 you have served this University with honor, demanding of students their finest effort and receiving their gratitude. With firmness of spirit and gentleness of heart you have reminded us of what is right and true. As young Turk and as elder statesman, you have earned the esteem […]