Among all the events and activities held during Reunion Weekend, Reunion Convocation is the largest and perhaps the most unifying. In his address, President Barry Mills spoke of the common good and the values held by the College. Read the text of President Mills’ address.
Awards honoring outstanding leadership and service to the College were presented during the ceremony. The Common Good Award, selected by the Bowdoin College Board of Trustees, this year has three recipients, each of whom embody a profound and sustained commitment to the common good: Communities Without Borders co-founder Dr. Richard Bail ’64, San Francisco’s first Asian-American mayor Ed Lee ’74, and Forest Foundation founder Mike Poor ’64.
The Alumni Service Award and the Alumni Award for Faculty and Staff, chosen by the Alumni Council, recognize members of the Bowdoin community for their exemplary achievement and dedication. The Alumni Service Award was presented to Bowdoin College Trustee Emerita Tracy Burlock ’81, and the Alumni Award for Faculty and Staff went to 40-year Dining Service veteran Patricia Pye.
Images by Bob Handelman