Malcolm Gauld ’76 Paddles Around Manhattan for Autism Fundraiser

Malcolm Gauld '76 aboard a stand-up paddle board during Sea Paddle NYC 2016, an autism fundraiser in which participants paddled around Manhattan.

Malcolm Gauld ’76 aboard a stand-up paddle board during Sea Paddle NYC 2016, an autism fundraiser in which participants paddled around Manhattan.

Malcolm Gauld ’76, president of the Hyde School in Bath, Maine, participated in a 25-mile standup paddling fundraiser around the island of Manhattan, raising the third-highest amount of the 100 participants. The cause is near to Gauld’s heart; he writes of raising a son with autism and his experience at the event in his blog post, “Sea Paddle NYC 2016.

Shoe Designer Ruthie Davis ’84 Discusses Brand Success with Melody Hahm ’13 (Yahoo Finance)

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Ruthie Davis ’84

Shoe designer and fashion entrepreneur Ruthie Davis ’84 has an impressive list of customers, including Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Demi Lovato. As her brand celebrates its ten year anniversary, Davis discussed her career with Yahoo Finance reporter Melody Hahm ’13, a fellow Bowdoin graduate.

Bowdoin Grad to Play Professional Basketball in Spain

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Lucas Hausman ’16

Former standout basketball player Lucas Hausman ’16 is headed to Europe soon to start his professional career. According to Westport News, Hausman has reportedly signed a one-year contract to play professionally in Spain, where he is to join a team called Basket Villa de Mieres 2012. In March 2016 Hausman was named First Team Academic All-America by the College Sports Information Directors Association, capping a season that saw him set a new Bowdoin record for single season scoring average. He was also the 2015 NESCAC Men’s Basketball Player of the Year.

Five Years Out: Grant Easterbrook ’11 Launches Financial Firm

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Grant Easterbrook ’11

Grant Easterbook started his first job after Bowdoin at Corporate Insight, a small family-owned consulting firm in New York City. In his free time he began looking around for a topic or field in which he could become an expert.

“I was looking for a topic that hadn’t blown up yet, but was something that would become hot within a few years time,” he said. “And I thought I’d become the expert in that space before the big firms like McKinsey, Oliver Wyman, and Bain started covering it.”

He settled on financial services technology, or “fintech,” which refers to the automation of the financial services industry, with tools like online robo-advisors offering algorithm-based advice to investors. “I picked this area, and sunk my free time into it to become an expert. I then started persistently pestering every reporter I could find via LinkedIn and email. When the topic did start to blew up, I was already well established and I rode the wave.” Read more about Grant Easterbrook.