January 2022
Bowdoin's fourth annual Sophomore Bootcamp—an intensive winter-break program focused on career exploration and development—was bigger, longer, and more ambitious this year.
(L. to r.) 2022 SCGC Lead Agents Prithvi Gunturu ’22, Anika Helmke ’22, and Manveer Sandhu ’22.

An Inside Job: The Senior Class Gift Campaign’s Exemplary Leadership

Now in its eleventh year, the Senior Class Gift Campaign (SCGC) is a grass-roots effort to educate seniors about the importance of giving back to Bowdoin, to engage them in contributing to the Alumni Fund, and to show them the opportunities alumni have to stay connected with the College long after graduation. Meet this year's lead agents and learn why the SCGC effort is important to them—and to the College.
(L. to r.) Elected BCBAA officers: Trustee emeritus Michael Owens '73, P'15, president; Sherrone Torres '12, vice president; and Praise Hall '20, secretary.

Bowdoin Announces Creation of the Black Alumni Association

The purpose of the new Bowdoin College Black Alumni Association is to support and advance the mutually beneficial goals and objectives of Black alumni of the College.
Moving Forward with COVID-19 

President Clayton Rose wrote to students, faculty, and staff earlier this month to share the College's approach to the challenges of COVID-19 going forward, based on what we now know and the tools we now have. 

Winter Sports Enters Homestretch

Take a peek at the action across many sports from this season with photo galleries of Polar Bear winter sports teams here. Images by Brian Beard
Colby Men’s Hockey Game Friday

On the heels of a 5-1-3 stretch, the men’s ice hockey team is preparing for its annual home game with Colby. Fans can watch the action with an enhanced broadcast of the game this Friday, January 28, at 7:00 p.m., live from Watson Arena on the Northeast Sports Network. The complete schedule of upcoming games, as well as full coverage of all Polar Bear teams, can be found at GoUBears.com.

Jake Adicoff ’18 Wins Golf at Para World Championships, Prepares for Beijing Paralympics

World-class Nordic skier Jake Adicoff ’18 recently claimed three medals, including a gold in the 10k classic, at the Para World Championships in Lillehammer, Norway. Adicoff, who is legally blind, appeared at both the 2014 Sochi Paralympics and 2018 Pyeonchang Paralympics, where he claimed a silver medal. As the Beijing Paralympic games approach, Adicoff has teamed with guide Sam Wood for the 2021-2022 season, and discussed the dynamic of the athlete-guide partnership on the Nordic Nation podcast. Read the article and listen to the episode here
Share Birthday Greetings as Mike "Link" Linkovich Turns 100

Long-time athletic trainer and beloved campus community member Mike Linkovich will celebrate his 100th birthday on February 2. To honor him, the Department of Athletics and the Office of Alumni Relations are asking friends and alumni to share their favorite "Link" stories here in advance of the big day.
From Classroom to Local Community: Students Forge Environmental Connection through the Lens

The students in Professor Shu-chin Tsui's fall eco-cinema class studied how filmmakers in China are documenting and telling stories of environmental calamity.They also made their own short films, focusing their cameras on Maine. Watch the above documentary of a Maine island by Mason Daugherty ’25, Seamus Goulden ’24, Melissa Su ‘24, Glenn Rice ’25, and Emi Schneider ’24 and read more about the class.
The Collective Creativity of the Black Lady Art Group

Three students—Amie Sillah ’20, Amani Hite ’20, and Destiny Ariana Kearney ’21—formed the Black Lady Art Group in 2020 to pursue art in community with one another. They recently reflected on the experience and how it shaped their creative trajectories and their time at Bowdoin.
Have You Heard?

The Bowdoin Presents podcast addresses current topics being considered in classrooms, around campus, and across culture and society. The inaugural season takes on topics related to democracy. Check out the episodes here.
This BowdoinOne Day Let’s Show—and Tell—Our Students, “We Got You!”

Save the Date: February 17

When you make your gift on BowdoinOne Day this year, we hope you’ll include some kind words, advice, and love for our students. We’ll pass along your messages of support to each and every one of them. Stay tuned for more information in early February.
Director of Alumni Relations Rodie Flaherty Lloyd ’80 Announces Retirement

Known for her warmth and enthusiasm, Rodie Flaherty Lloyd ’80, Bowdoin’s director of alumni relations for more than a decade, has announced she is retiring at the end of the academic year.
Your Polar Bear Valentine

Watch your inbox February 13 for the opportunity to download special valentines made just for you by illustrator Abe Tensia, a member of the Class of 2014.

Help Wanted: Come Join Us at Bowdoin

Are you—or someone you know—looking to make a career change in 2022? Bowdoin’s Office of Annual Giving is hiring two assistant directors to join the team.
Check out the video for more information and apply online here.
Young Alumni Happy Hour Series Postponed until April

Happy hour events in Boston, New York, Portland, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, will be rescheduled for April. Save the date notifications and registration information coming soon.
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