Live-streaming Event: Bowdoin College, the Liberal Arts, and the Path to a Career in Anything in Houston Oct. 21

The event, Bowdoin College, the Liberal Arts, and the Path to a Career in Anything, takes place Sunday, October 21, 2018, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the JW Marriott in Houston, Texas, and will be live-streamed at

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

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.”

Bowdoin Alumni Make Connections at Welcome to the City Happy Hours

On October 20, 2018, more than 500 Bowdoin alumni from the last 10 class years attended 18 Welcome to the City happy hours around the world.

Bowdoin Alumni by State

To be at home in all lands…

Next time you drive cross-country, you’re sure to find a friendly face in every state.  Bowdoin alumni can be found living in all 50 states (and over 70 countries.) Check out this map showing where we live, across the USA.

National Geographic Society Hires Tracy Wolstencroft ’80, P’15 as CEO

Tracy Wolstencroft ’80 will take over as president and CEO of National Geographic Society, shepherding the nonprofit into a new era in which it hopes to contribute to a “healthy, more sustainable planet for generations to come.”

Former Diplomat Susan Thornton ’85, P’22 Buys Working Farm in Maine

Susan Thorton ’85, a top-level U.S. diplomat for East Asia and the Pacific region, has bought a 480-acre farm in Lisbon and plans to retire in Maine with her husband.

Ethics Prize for Obama Honors Bowdoin Grad Paul H. Douglas, Class of 1913

A US Senator noted for his commitment to fiscal reform and ethics in government, Douglas began his working life as an economics professor at the University of Chicago in 1920, seven years after graduating from Bowdoin. In WW2 he was a decorated Marine, despite being a Quaker!

Year Up Founder Gerald Chertavian ’87, P’20, P’22 Discusses United Partnership on CNBC

Year Up founder and CEO Gerald Chertavian says he is hopeful that a new partnership with United Airlines will help close the “opportunity divide” that exists for millions of young adults seeking better employment.