Slideshow: Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Roux Center for the Environment

(L. to r.) Board of Trustees Chair Michele Cyr ’76, P’12; Interim Dean for Academic Affairs Jennifer Scanlon; lead donors Trustee David Roux P’14 and his wife, Barbara Roux P’14; President Clayton Rose; Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc. architect Timothy Mansfield

The sun shone over a crowd gathered near the corner of College Street and Harpswell Road Friday evening, May 12, 2017, to witness the ceremonial groundbreaking of the Roux Center for the Environment.

The project’s lead donors, Trustee David Roux and his wife, Barbara Roux, joined President Clayton Rose, Interim Dean for Academic Affairs Jennifer Scanlon, Board of Trustees Chair Michele Cyr ’76, P’12, and Timothy Mansfield, architect and principal of Cambridge Seven Associates, in taking the first shovelfuls of dirt from the site of the building that will support interdisciplinary environmental scholarship. Read more about the project and view a slideshow of images from the groundbreaking in Bowdoin News.

Nature Conservancy Director Kate Dempsey ’88 Recognized for Outstanding Service

Kate Dempsey ’88 speaking with Bowdoin students in 2016

The Tufts Graduate School of Arts and Sciences recently awarded Kate Dempsey ’88 the Alumni Award for Outstanding Career and Service Achievement. At Tufts, Dempsey studied urban and environmental policy and planning.

Dempsey is the state director of the Maine chapter of The Nature Conservancy, where she emphasizes active engagement with communities to conserve nature and solve resource challenges. Read more about Dempsey and the award.

Bowdoin to Break Ground on Roux Center for the Environment

Click image for a tour of what’s planned.

A groundbreaking ceremony for the College’s Roux Center for the Environment, a building to support interdisciplinary environmental scholarship, is to take place at 5:30 p.m., Friday, May 12, 2017.

The center, which will be located at the corner of College Street and Harpswell Road, is funded by a lead gift from David and Barbara Roux. It will bring faculty from many academic disciplines together to encourage collaboration and creativity in the teaching and scholarship of the environment and further strengthen Bowdoin’s position as a preeminent institution in this area of study.

Read about Bowdoin’s commitment to the study of the environment and take a look at what’s planned for the Roux Center for the Environment.