Bowdoin’s annual Scholarship Appreciation Luncheon – an event President Barry Mills has called “the most important and emotional gathering of the year” – was held Thursday, May 12, 2011, in Thorne Hall.
Hundreds of students shared a meal with the donors – alumni, parents and friends of the College – who have provided the financial support that makes a Bowdoin education possible for them. View a gallery of images from the luncheon.
Amid a performance by the Meddiebempsters and introductions by Trustee Lisa McElaney ’77, President Mills spoke of gratitude and one of the College’s highest priorities – creating opportunity. Read the text of Mills’ remarks.
President of HBO Miniseries Kary Antholis ’84, in explaining the motivation behind his establishment of a scholarship in the name of Andrew A. Haldane ’41, read from correspondence between the World War II hero and Bowdoin’s Dean Paul Nixon. Read the text of Antholis’ remarks.
Student speaker Zulmarie Bosques ’11 shared her story of applying to Bowdoin, making the difficult decision to leave Camden, N.J., for the unfamiliar environs of Brunswick, and her appreciation of the College’s generous donors. Read the text of Bosques’ remarks.