Alumni Profiles

Jackson ’07 Explains How Philanthropy Fits into the World of Investment Banking

“The role of a foundation in the non-profit world is the same as an investment bank in the corporate world. Investment banks provide financing for corporations to fund growth, and foundations provide financing to nonprofits to build capacity.”

Leslie Anderson ’79 Receives NEH Grant for Democracy Research

Leslie Anderson, a University of Florida Research Foundation professor of political science, has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to support her research of democratic enclaves in Nicaragua and the “politics of resistance.”

From Grape to Glass: A Conversation with Winemaker Mark Lucci ’04

“About ten million cases a year come through the site I oversee in Napa Valley, California. So anything related to wine quality control, taste, mixing and blending at the site, is my responsibility.”

Goldman Sachs’ Jeff Goldenberg ’77 Discusses Economy, Investment Careers

The investment strategist visited Bowdoin earlier this week where he met with students and faculty to discuss a range of economy-related issues.

Remembering Helen Spaulding, Descendant of Bowdoin’s Founder

A descendant of James Bowdoin II, the second governor of Massachusetts and the man for whom the College is named, and part of the Kennedys’ bridal party in 1953, Helen Spaulding led a fascinating life—and that’s just the beginning.

‘Audubon’s Canadian Epiphany’: A Review of Peter Logan ’75’s Biography of John James Audubon

Peter Logan ’75 focuses on John James Audubon’s Labrador period in his biography, “Audubon: America’s Greatest Naturalist and His Voyage of Discovery in Labrador.” Read about what The Weekly Standard calls “Audubon’s Canadian epiphany” in its review.

Becca Selden ’06 Looks to the Sea to Study Climate Change

Becca Selden ’06 described evolving from an idealistic young girl focused on conservation—and saving animals like leopards at any cost—to a seasoned scientist who is mindful of how important natural resources are to sustaining people throughout the world.

Five Years Out: ‘Kindness Advocate’ and Motivational Speaker, Houston Kraft ’11

Schools invite Houston Kraft to speak to their students not because he rails against bullying or cyberbullying, but because he advocates for kindness. He speaks about such themes as how to make kindness an everyday practice and how to choose to love.