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30, 40, 60, & 19341: Soror Pam Bundy’s Celebratory Year by the Numbers

Cheers are in order to celebrate our Soror Pamela Bundy of Washington, DC. In late 2021 the Lincoln University graduate and a group of friends were hiking a familiar local route when the idea of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro emerged. Bundy was in the midst of celebrating the 30th anniversary of her namesake business, Bundy Development Corporation, and 40 years of sisterhood with Delta Sigma Theta but had angst about her upcoming 60th birthday.

Throughout adulthood, Bundy has been quite successful with setting and accomplishing goals. She sees physical challenges as a means to maintain good health. So when someone suggested the climb, she was all in!

Pamela Bundy running at the Inkwell Beach in Marthas Vineyard, MA

Bundy leaned on her typical fitness routine to prepare for the trek, increasing her hiking intensity steadily for six months. If you live in Washington, DC, you may have seen her strolling at Rock Creek Park. If you visited Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts this year, you may have spotted Bundy’s 5’9 frame running the stairs adjacent to the Inkwell.

Climbing Mountains

Each year nearly 30,000 hopeful hikers attempt the climb, with an estimated success rate falling between 45-65%. However, Bundy not only finished but was also in a record-breaking company. She and 11 other Wisdom Walkers (a name later adopted by the group amidst preparations for the adventure), ranging in age from 47 to 73, now hold the record as the oldest group of Black men and women to scale Mount Kilimanjaro. The trek took seven days and 19,341 feet to reach Uhuru Peak on Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

When asked what she hopes others will take away from her story, Bundy wants to inspire others. “When you’re at a crossroads in life, consider taking up a new challenge to propel you forward into the next chapter.”

Pamela Bundy, far right “Wisdom Walkers” during the 7 day trek

She encourages fellow sorors to invest in their health and wellness. “Whether you call it self-care or something else, make time for regular healthy practices, from physical movement to mindful exertion, to be at your best anytime. Also, invest in friendships and networks where you can be each other’s champions. That’s the Delta way. Pamela Bundy joined the Zeta Omega chapter of Delta Theta Sigma Sorority at Lincoln University in 1981. Soror Bundy is a former member of the Federal City Alumnae Chapter and is now a member at large.

About Pamela Bundy

Pamela D. Bundy is a farmer, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. Born and raised in the rural town of Hustle, VA, Bundy is known as a pioneer in urban-style development. She founded Bundy Development Corporation (BDC) as a vehicle to realize her vision for thriving city neighborhoods in her adopted hometown of Washington, DC. Her firm’s work has been an integral part of the rebirth in the Nation’s Capital including the popular CityVista neighborhood, a $300 million development that provides more than 685 condominiums and approximately 100,000 square feet of retail space.  BDC is also a development partner in the City Center, a $1 billion, 10-acre, mixed-use development.  Both are located in the heart of downtown Washington D.C. Bundy has been named “Women Who Mean Business” by the Washington Business Journal and “Entrepreneur of the Year” by the Parren J. Mitchell Foundation. Beyond the business world, Pamela Bundy serves numerous prestigious civic organizations. She is on the Board of the District of Columbia Building Industry Association and serves as a Trustee on the Lincoln University Foundation Board and the Barnes Foundation Board.

20th Annual Dr. Frank “Tick” Coleman Award Recipient

Each year, the AALU Philadelphia Chapter, hosts the awards event to honor the memory and dedication of esteemed LU Alum and Philadelphia native, Dr. Frank “Tick” Coleman. Dr. Coleman, affectionately known as “Tick”, was a graduate of Lincoln University’s Class of 1935. The 2023 Alumni Awards recipients are: Pamela D. Bundy ’84, Audrey S. Fields ’92, ’02, *Archie Goodwin, Jr. ’52 (*Posthumous recipient), Zachary Rollins ’86, Robin Shine Maddox ’85,Kevan L. Turman ’01, ’08