Memorial Weekend Tribute: A Shout-Out to Bowdoin Grads in the Service

As the nation honors its veterans, past and present, this Memorial Day, Bowdoin College recognizes alumni who are currently serving their country. Here are messages from four of them.

Bowdoin College Celebrates 213th Commencement

Bowdoin College conferred 488 bachelor of arts degrees to the Class of 2018, comprising students from 41 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and 19 other countries and territories, during its 213th Commencement ceremony held Saturday, May 26, 2018.

Commencement 2018: Invocation by Director of Religious and Spiritual Life Eduardo Pazos Palma

Eduardo Pazos Palma, the College’s director of religious and spiritual life, delivers the invocation at Bowdoin’s 213th Commencement ceremony, held May 26, 2018.

Commencement 2018 Student Speaker: Helen Galvin Ross ’18

Goodwin Commencement Prize Winner Helen Galvin Ross ’18 delivered the address, “A Dazzling Success: Our Work and the Stories We Tell Ourselves,” at Bowdoin’s 213th Commencement May 26, 2018.

Commencement 2018 Student Speaker: Jepté Vergara Benitez ’16

Class of 1868 Prize Winner Jepté Vergara-Benitez ‘16 delivered the address “Believe in Yourself. The World is Waiting.” at Bowdoin’s 213th Commencement May 26, 2018.

Commencement 2018 Greetings from the State of Maine: Jasper Houston ’18

Jasper Houston ’18, of Yarmouth, Maine, delivered greetings from the state to his classmates and their families at Bowdoin’s 213th Commencement, held May 26, 2018.

Charles Phillips ’18 Commissioned into United States Marine Corps

 “A lot of people go through life wondering if they made a difference,” he said, “but as a United States Marines officer, I will never know that feeling.”

Bowdoin Marks Close of Academic Year with Baccalaureate Ceremony

Bowdoin College held its Baccalaureate ceremony Friday, May 25, 2018, in the Sidney J. Watson Arena, marking the official close of the academic year. The College’s 213th Commencement will be held Saturday, May 26.