Adams ’92 receives Stangle Award for Distinguished Service
Established just last year in honor of Trustee Emeritus Bruce Stangle ’70, the Stangle Award for Distinguished Service to the Bates Community recognizes Bates leaders whose body of work has touched countless Bates people and helped them become better professionals in their careers or in their volunteer work.
This year’s Stangle Award was presented to Brad Adams ’92 at the Annual Gathering of the Alumni Association during the Bates Reunion Weekend on June 8, 2013, and was presented by Jennifer Lemkin Bouchard ’99, president of the Alumni Council.
Brad Adams is one of the top go-to alumni in Boston for Bates students interested in finance. Co-founder of Boston Corporate Finance and now a managing director of TM Capital, Brad has served as a mentor and expert adviser to countless Bates students and young alumni entering the world of finance.
Seeing a need for helping Bates students navigate those sometimes-rough waters, Brad worked tirelessly with the Bates Career Development Center to establish two fantastic programs, the Finance Bootcamp and Boston Finance Roadshow. The Finance Bootcamp brought alumni speakers to campus for a full day to teach students the ins and outs of the financial career search path.
The Boston Finance Roadshow is a competitive program that takes students to Boston to meet alumni who work in finance where they gain advice about various aspects of the industry and partake in a networking event with alumni and parents.
Truly generous, you will always pick up the phone and help your fellow Bobcat.
Each of these programs has been the model for many other Bootcamps, Roadshows and networking events throughout the years, which now encompass a variety of industries and offer an invaluable experience for scores of Bates students.
Brad, your determination to “pay it forward” and mentor countless students and young alumni entering your field is admirable. Truly generous, you will always pick up the phone and help your fellow Bobcat.
You have given Bates creative programming that has during the past 10 years been instrumental in engaging alumni speakers and hosts, not to mention been an inspiration to many Bates students. On behalf of the Bates College Alumni Association, I am pleased to present you with the Bruce Stangle Award for Distinguished Service to the Bates Community.