Evolving as an Artist, Coretta King ’12 Releases New Songs

Coretta King ’12

Like so many singer-songwriters, Coretta King ’12 is working hard to build a reputation for herself in that most competitive of environments—”Music CIty, USA,” aka Nashville, Tennessee.

King credits her education at Bowdoin with giving her the self-belief and determination necessary to succeed in her business. Read more in Bowdoin News.

Twelve Student Interns Learn on the Job at WEX with Rapkin ’88

A dozen Bowdoin students are taking advantage of an opportunity Career Planning fostered with WEX, a global leader in corporate payments solutions that strives to simplify the complexities of payments systems across continents and industries including vehicle fleet, travel, and healthcare.

(L. to r.) Duncan Cannon ’18, international finance intern; Molly Foley ’19 legal compliance intern; John Dana ’19, sales operations intern; Hilary Rapkin ‘88; Luis Paniagua ’16, Treasury Department intern; Jordan Castonguay ’18, strategy and innovation intern; Ian Dieli ’18, application development Intern; Adrian Van der Eb ’19, marketing intern; Andrew Walter-McNeill ’19, software engineer intern; Justin Weathers ’18, product release intern; Joseph Staudt ’19, corporate communications intern; Simone Laverdiere ’19, acquisitions and new business development intern; Ian Squiers ’19, marketing analytics intern.

The twelve students are part of an ambitious plan by WEX to hire interns from Maine colleges and universities. Hilary Rapkin ’88, senior vice president and general counsel at WEX, participated in a presentation Career Planning had coordinated on campus this past year.

The twelve students are working at the company’s South Portland, Maine, headquarters this summer in roles in a wide range of fields including acquisitions, application development, finance, legal compliance, marketing, product release, sales, and software engineering.

Unseen but Unmistakable: Bowdoin Security Director Nichols Cameo in ‘This Is Not a Drill’ Video

This Is Not A Drill from Bowdoin College on Vimeo.

The distinctively deep and dulcet tones of Randy Nichols, Bowdoin’s director of safety and security, can be heard in the “This Is Not a Drill” video reminding the Bowdoin community that the fiscal year ends tonight at midnight.

Joan Benoit Samuelson ’79 Star of Special Night at Prefontaine Classic

Joan Benoit Samuelson ’79 at the 2011 Boston Marathon.

Olympic gold medalist and two-time Boston marathon winner Joan Benoit Samuelson ’79 will be recognized for her historic running accomplishments and pioneering spirit with a night in her honor during the 43rd Prefontaine Classic at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, May 26, 2017.

“Joan Benoit Samuelson Night is a tribute to a special athlete who broke barriers and remains an inspiration for women runners, especially in the U.S.,” the event’s organizers said.

The Prefontaine Classic is the longest-running outdoor invitational track and field meet in the country and part of the elite International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League of meets held worldwide annually.