BCS Alumni Association

  • Alumni Association LogoThe BCS Alumni Association was started by the Class of 1912 and C. Stanley Coleman. Currently, there are approximately 4000 members. In 1956, Milford Pratt asked Marion Pike to assume responsibility for the Association as an honorary member. She taught history at BCS for 28 years and dedicated her post-retirement time to updating addresses and collecting information on graduates. You may recognize her name from the book she co-authored on Barker Central called The Splendid Edifice on University Hill. Upon her passing in 1996, Marion left an extensive collection of memories and members for the Association to carry on.


    **NEW in 2022 we offer online payments and donations. You may give electronically through the Vanco Payments website by clicking on the Vanco Payments link, or you can scan the QR code below with your smartphone’s camera and it will take you right to our secure online giving page. You may also download the Vanco mobile app and search “Alumni Association Barker New York,” under organizations.

    BCS Alumni Association Vanco Payments QR Code






    2022-23 Alumni Association Committee Meeting Schedule

    • Thursday, February 16, 2023:

      • 7:00 PM - Committee Meeting


    • Thursday, March 30, 2023:

      • 6:30 PM - Work Meeting


    • Thursday, May 11, 2023:
      • 6:30 PM - Board of Directors Meeting

      • 7:00 PM - Committee Meeting


    • Saturday, June 10, 2023:
      • 6:00 PM - Alumni Banquet


    • Thursday, September 21, 2023:

      • 6:30 PM - Board of Directors Meeting

      • 7:00 PM - Committee Meeting


    The reunion is for every BCS graduate. Each year the 10-year classes are honored, as are all members of the senior class. The next annual alumni banquet will be held on June 10, 2023. Please click on the banquet invitation link or contact an Alumni member below for details. 

    Scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors and alumni to help them further their college education. Applications for alumni members are available at this link. Applications for graduating seniors will be made available at the Barker High School Guidance Office beginning each March.

    BCS Alumni Authors:

    • A Time to Live by C. Gordon Porter, ’43 – available on Amazon
    • Wounds and Matters of Life & Death by Robert Frost, ’71 – available on Amazon
    • History of Somerset by Lorraine Gotts Wayner, ’44 – available through somersetny.org
    • One More Tour by Phillip Kolbe, ’66 – email using the link attached to the author's name


    Barker Alumni Association
    P.O. Box 266
    Barker, NY  14012
    Phone 716-523-8707


    Chairman: Doug Capell ‘72
    President: Amanda Austin Allen ‘13
    Recording Secretary: Marcia Rose Frost ‘72
    Treasurer: John Sweeney Jr. ‘78
    Assistant Treasurer: J. Andrew Rose ‘67
    Financial Advisor: Patrick Kennedy ‘60
    Alumni Coordinator: Amy Dewart ‘82


    Board of Directors, Class of 2023-2025



    • Christine Frost Diez ‘81
    • John Sweeney, Jr. ‘78
    • Judy McIntee Smith '69



    • Sue Harrison Capell ‘75
    • Doug Capell '72
    • J. Andrew Rose ‘67



    • Matthew Costello ‘62
    • Rose Gurman Doty ‘80
    • Marcia Rose Frost ‘72