Greg Smith, a native of Ipswich, Massachusetts, says his path to the Navy was just like the poster: “Join the Navy, See the World.” Smith had only been out of the eastern time zone once before he joined, and then he was off to Japan for his first duty station. “Initially, I joined thinking I […]
After studying physics and math at Bowdoin, Carl Hopkins earned his doctorate in animal behavior and neurobiology at Rockefeller University. He went on to teach at Cornell for over thirty years. I was in the second class to move into the Senior Center. It was an extraordinary community of students, faculty, and visitors. This experiment […]
I was one of those kids who had always wanted to be a doctor. I did a lot of research in labs during my summers in high school. I ended up getting a master’s degree in neuroscience right after Bowdoin because I wanted to know how much research I wanted in my life as a physician. Although I really like asking the questions, research was not what I was interested in.
Many searches lead people to Google. Kira Chappelle’s career quest brought her to the company itself.
Although Erin St. Peter and Frances Soctomah didn’t know each other when they were students at Bowdoin, they shared a connection in Maine’s Native American cultures.
Jef Boeke ’76, H’98 is many things—husband and father, singer and musician, Mainer and New Yorker, beekeeper and beyond.
“I learned early on as a lawyer that being decent was a great strategy.”
My fondest Bowdoin memories are sitting in Thorne after brunch on Sundays. We would just hang around for hours (delaying the inevitable homework) and laugh about the nights and days before. Life was (and is) great being with the people you love!
I didn’t think I would become an educator, but then I taught and saw the role and the power of teachers. I watched kids grow and thrive and saw them become self-advocates.
I took a sabbatical from teaching in the fall of 2016 to spend two months in Antarctica, working with a team of researchers examining the reasons behind why some cold-water marine invertebrate animals get very large, a phenomenon known as “polar gigantism.”