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Jack Keigwin '59 gave to restore Lake Andrews and create amphitheater

Jack Keigwin 59

Jack Keigwin '59

Jack Keigwin ’59 hitchhiked from his home in Northborough, Mass., to campus for his first year of college. Raised by a hard-working aunt who toiled in a shoe factory into her 70s, having suffered the death of his father just weeks before arriving on campus, Keigwin was uncertain about his future and whether he should even be away from his younger brothers.

But he soon found “solace on the Bates campus,” he says. “I learned a tremendous work ethic. My Bates experience fostered a sense of responsibility, not only for my own being, but for the welfare and benefit of other people as well.”

To repay the gift that Bates made to him four decades ago, he and Beverly gave to restore Lake Andrews and create the Florence Keigwin Amphitheater, named for his aunt, and the Marjorie Burgoyne Walk, named for Beverly’s mother. [More...]



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