It seems fitting that on the cusp of Family Weekend, one of Bowdoin’s own would display his Polar Bear pride for a national audience to see — or, at least those not watching Game 2 of the World Series.
In the opening scenes of Grey’s Anatomy (“Thriller,” October 24, 2013), Dr. Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd, a Bowdoin grad on the show, is seen conversing with his family wearing a Bowdoin T-shirt.
Since Reunion Weekend 2013, the actor behind the role can also claim alumnus status. Patrick Dempsey, a Lewiston native, collected his honorary degree in recognition of his philanthropic work in Maine.
Dempsey’s character has now many times over the past several seasons sported Bowdoin gear on the show.