July 2022
On Gratitude and the Important Contributions of the 1794 Society
A record-breaking $10.22 million in gifts—from 8,366 alumni donors—in support of the Alumni Fund made Bowdoin’s 2021–2022 fiscal year an unqualified success. Senior Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Stephanie Frost shares her perspective on the value of the 1794 Society’s contributions and the impact they have on the Bowdoin community—and below in a brief video, Katharine Barrett '23 conveys her gratitude to members of the 1794 Society for the opportunities their contributions provide.
Daniel Olds Named Vice President for Alumni Relations

Bowdoin has named Daniel Olds vice president for alumni relations, a role that is to oversee all aspects of alumni relations for the College and serve as the chief liaison for the Alumni Council. Read more about Olds and the reimagined role at Bowdoin.
The Search for Bowdoin's Sixteenth President—and How You Can Share Your Thoughts
 
Share your thoughts about Bowdoin's strengths, opportunities, and challenges and the qualities the College should seek in its next president and nominate leaders for the position by visiting the presidential search website, where you can also find announcements, information about the search committee, and answers to frequently asked questions.
The Antiquity & America site features a virtual model of Ariadne. In 1805, James Bowdoin III offered Thomas Jefferson the gift of a marble copy of an antique sculpture of Ariadne. Bowdoin’s gift to Jefferson remains on view at Monticello today.

The United States of Antiquity

The ancient world of the Mediterranean has loomed large in the American imagination for centuries, profoundly shaping the arts, politics, and national identity of the United States. The exhibition Antiquity & America: The Ancient Mediterranean in the United States considers this enduring impact through the history and collections of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.
Bowdoin Receives NSF Grant to Expand STEM Education for Maine Preschoolers and Kindergarteners

Bowdoin and the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance have received a National Science Foundation grant to improve science, technology, engineering, and mathematics learning for pre-K and kindergarten students and teachers. Assistant Professor of Education Alison Riley Miller is Bowdoin’s principal investigator on the project.
Upward and Onward: Bowdoin Secures More Federal Funding for College Access Program

Bowdoin’s Upward Bound program, which helps low-income youth prepare for college, secures five more years of funding from the US Department of Education. The program assists students at fourteen high schools throughout Maine.
What Is Your Money Story?

Money is power. It is also quite wrapped up in our feelings. Julie Johnson McVeigh '97 has made it her business to help others dig into these emotional relationships with money so that they may optimize what they do with it. Watch the video above and check out what else McVeigh has to say about other money matters.
Ben Guite Named Head Coach of Men's Ice Hockey Program

The Department of Athletics announced the hiring of Ben Guite as the new head coach of men's ice hockey. A 2000 graduate of the University of Maine, Guite brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience, becoming the tenth coach in the storied history of men's ice hockey at Bowdoin and just the fourth since 1959. 
Holly Parker Named Schiller Coastal Studies Center Director

Bowdoin has named Holly Parker director of the newly expanded Schiller Coastal Studies Center, the College’s 118-acre research facility thirteen miles from the main campus on Casco Bay.
IT’s Sherri Braxton Receives Higher Education Leadership Award

Senior director for digital innovation Sherri Braxton has been honored with 1EdTech's Higher Education Leadership Award.
Field Trip! Two Recent Grads and a Student Accompany Professor to Scotland Neuroscience Conference

Sydney Bonauto ’23, Alissa Chen ’22, and Seneca Ellis ’22 helped Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Jennifer Honeycutt with her research into early life adversity and traveled with her to Scotland, for the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society’s annual conference—and one of them came home with quite a souvenir.
Sea Change:
Preston Anderson ’22

Amid the COVID doldrums and in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, Preston Anderson ’22 skippered an ambitious national initiative—The Inclusivity, Diversity, and Equity (TIDE) task force—that is changing collegiate sailing.
Anneka Williams ’21 Publishes Essay on Hiking New England's Highest Peaks
 
In 2019, when she was in her junior year at Bowdoin, Anneka Williams decided she needed a concrete goal to help pull her through uncertain times.
Maine Summer Party

Thursday, Aug. 4

Please join us on campus for cocktails with President Clayton Rose and Julianne Rose to celebrate summer and the Bowdoin community in Maine.

Recognizing Inspiring Educators and Outstanding Volunteers

The Alumni Council is currently seeking nominations for the Alumni Service Award and the Distinguished Educator Award. Recipients will be selected at the Alumni Council's fall meeting and celebrated during Reunion Weekend 2023. Nominations are due by Friday, August 19.

Homecoming Weekend

Sept. 30–Oct. 2, 2022

Save the dates to celebrate on campus with events including Homecoming Harvestfest, Athletic Hall of Honor induction reception and ceremony, Asian alumni dinner, Bowdoin College Black Alumni Association gatherings, Latinx alumni lunch, Miscellania and Meddiebempsters milestone reunion gatherings, Lunch with Six Supporters, standup comedy show with Hari Kondabolu ’04, and more. 

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