Alumni Council

67 Ways to Stay Connected

One of the Council’s primary goals is to encourage and facilitate connections: alumni to one other, alumni to students, and alumni to the College. Over the last two years, the Alumni Council has worked on a way to promote staying connected to the College and its constituencies.

We thought that bringing all the ideas together would be an interesting and fun way to spur alumni to connect in some of the new and different ways. The resulting list — we call it ’67 Ways to Stay Connected to Bates’ — includes everything from calling or e-mailing a friend or roommate, to using a Bates mug or throw, to sponsoring a Ladd intern or visiting the Alumni House on campus.

Why 67? That’s the address of our Alumni House — 67 Campus Avenue. Very shortly you will begin to see ’67 Ways’ appearing on Bates Club invitations and other mailings and publications from the Alumni Office. We hope that it will inspire you to try some new ways to make the Bates connection.

Click to Connect

One of the ways to connect is by visiting the Bates Web site. If you haven’t hopped on the information superhighway to get to the Web site, you can get there at, then click ‘Alumni Connection.’ You can take advantage of a wealth of information there, including an alumni e-mail directory, coming events on campus, local Bates Club dates, and how to become involved as a Bates volunteer. You can update your work or home address or marital status and announce the birth of a child through the Web site. Additionally, there are class notes going back to 1995, sports information, and news releases. You can also take a tour of the campus, find out how you as an alum can use the library or gym, and listen to WBRC — Bates radio — live on-line.

The Web site is dynamic and is always undergoing updates and changes, so take a few minutes to visit. As always, any feedback you have is appreciated via e-mail ( ) or snail mail!


The Alumni Council, together with the Alumni Office and the Office of Career Services, sponsored the second annual Alumni-in-Residence program.

More than 100 alumni were invited back to campus as alumni fellows to take part in career seminars for students covering a range of career fields. The program was open to all students and was followed by a dinner with alumni and students grouped by undergraduate major. It was a terrific experience for all participants again this year, and we look forward to serving as hosts for the program again next year. If you are interested in participating, please contact the Alumni Office.

Introducing the Trustee Candidates

The Alumni Council, representing the Alumni Association, has selected four candidates for this year’s Alumni Trustee election. Two candidates will be elected to serve on the Bates Board of Trustees.

The following biographies, plus a philosophical statement from each candidate, appears on this year’s ballot recently mailed to all alumni. April 15, 1999, is the voting deadline.

Susan J. Doliner ’81
The Bates experience for Susan Doliner included a major in psychology and 12 varsity letters in athletics. After graduation, Doliner pursued graduate work in finance and business administration. She returned to Bates to begin a career in not-for-profit administration and development. Her 1983- 1988 tenure as a member of the Bates development staff included responsibility for alumni relations, annual giving and special capital fund-raising projects. Continuing to build upon her development career in higher education, Doliner became director of development at Wheaton College in Massachusetts in 1988. She was appointed associate vice president for development at Maine Medical Center in 1990. Doliner’s 15-year career in philanthropic development reached a high point in 1998, as she led the $16-million capital campaign to construct the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center. A nationally recognized speaker on philanthropic initiatives, Doliner is a member of the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy board of directors.

Ann B. Donaghy ’74
Seven years ago, Ann Donaghy had a unique opportunity to help build a bank from the ground up. The result, Maine Bank & Trust Co., is now a Maine institution that respects and enhances life in the state. Since the bank’s inception, Donaghy has served as its senior vice president and senior operations officer. Donaghy’s banking career began immediately after graduation when she joined the former Maine National Bank of Portland. She was employed there for 17 years, working to a position in senior management.

A mathematics major at Bates, Donaghy also made significant contributions in athletics. As a member of the varsity badminton team, she and her partner were the state doubles champions in 1973. She was also a member of the varsity tennis team, playing singles, and a member of the varsity volleyball team.

Since graduating from Bates, Donaghy has been active as a community volunteer. She serves on the board of trustees of the United Way of Greater Portland and is the immediate past chair of its finance committee. She serves on the board of trustees of the United Way Foundation and co-chairs the advisory committee of the Maine Community AIDS Partnership. She has also served on the board of trustees of the Maine Audubon Society and as its treasurer.

In Bates affairs, Donaghy has been active on past Reunion gift committees and currently co-chairs her 25th Reunion Gift Committee. She and her partner, Nancy, reside in Yarmouth.

William F. Locke ’85
Locke earned a B.A. in biology at Bates and an M.B.A. from Babson. He was with Citibank in New York City and State Street Bank & Trust Co. in Boston before moving back to his hometown of Utica, N.Y., in 1991 with Fleet Investment Advisors as an investment portfolio manager. A Chartered Financial Analyst, he is now area manager for Fleet’s investment department.

In 1993 he married Merritt Sullivan, and in 1995 they had a daughter, Madeline.

Locke has been involved with a number of nonprofit organizations in Utica. He serves on the boards of the Faxton Hospital Foundation and The Rutter Foundation. He is treasurer and executive vice president of the Utica Symphony Orchestra, treasurer of the St. Joseph Nursing Home and vice president of The Sagamore Institute in Racquette Lake, N.Y. He has served on the board of the Children’s Museum in Utica and been involved with the United Way and as a member of a grants committee of the Community Foundation of Oneida and Herkimer counties. In Bates affairs, Locke has hosted student interns, served on the Annual Alumni Fund Committee and has been active in Alumni-in-Admissions. He has been lead class agent for several years and chaired his 10th Reunion Gift Committee.

Joseph H. Matzkin ’66
A government major, Joseph Matzkin was a member of the Bates varsity basketball team and served as a dormitory proctor his senior year and as a member of the student government council. After graduation, he earned his J.D. from Boston University School of Law. Enjoying a successful law career, he joined the Boston firm of Looney & Grossman, LLP, in 1994 as a senior partner, representing clients in business transactions and general corporate matters. In 1998, Matzkin was featured in an article inBoston Magazine detailing the powers behind the Boston restaurant scene. He continues his athletic interests — jogging, biking and participating in over-the-hill basketball leagues — and helped develop the Newton youth soccer programs. He is active in charitable activities, including fund raising and volunteering for Sunday’s Bread, a program to feed the homeless.

In Bates affairs, Matzkin is president of the Class of 1966 and a member of the College Key. He is past president of the Alumni Council of the Alumni Association and served as co-chairman of his 25th Reunion Gift Committee. He has been a member of Alumni-in-Admissions, representing Bates at high school and college functions. Matzkin is married to Linda and they have a daughter, Abby, and a son, Drew ’95.