President Clayton Rose Among ’50 Mainers Balancing Heritage and Progress’

“It is quite special to be tied so deeply to our local community and to do this work in Maine, where integrity, authenticity, and a respect for the natural world align with the values of the college.” —President Clayton Rose

President Clayton S. Rose is among a number of those with Bowdoin ties included in Maine Magazine’s compilation of fifty Mainers who are “making significant contributions to their communities and our state.”

In his profile, President Rose speaks of the need for education to be an opportunity for everyone, and how Bowdoin’s strong endowment support enables a need-blind admissions policy.

“At Bowdoin, I am deeply proud of our bedrock commitment to ensuring that the best students can come here regardless of their financial situation,” he told the magazine.

The article, “50 Mainers Balancing Heritage and Progress,” features seven other members of the Bowdoin community:

  • Evelyn Hewson King ’80, founder of Maine Women Flyfishers.
  • Shane Diamond ’10, a pioneering sex education advocate and founder of Speak About It, a program that teaches about consent, pleasure, and communication through performances at high schools and colleges.
  • Sandra Stone ’77, an entrepreneur dedicated to empowering women in the business world.
  • Maine State Historian Earle G. Shettleworth Jr. H’80.
  • David Evans Shaw P’05, who “founded some of Maine’s largest companies, including Idexx Laboratories and Vets First Choice.”
  • Luke Holden, brother of Bryan Holden ’09, founder and CEO of Luke’s Lobster.
  • Musical director and educator Emily Isaacson, daughter of adjunct faculty member and Maine attorney George Isaacson ’70, sister of Abigal Isaacson ’08 and Nathan Isaacson ’10.

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