Archives for "Alumni life"


June 8, 2002 9:06 am

Alumni receive awards at Reunion Weekend

Bates College presented awards to distinguished alumni Saturday at the college’s Reunion Weekend 2002, held this year from June 6 to 9. The Rev. Arthur E. Higgins ’43, received Bates’ highest honor, the Benjamin Elijah Mays Award. Paula M. Colahan ’87, received the Distinguished Young Alumni Service Award. Norman E. Brackett ’52, received the Alumni Community Service Award, and David O. Boone ’62 and Carol Huntington Boone ’63, received the Helen A. Papaioanou ’49 Distinguished Alumni Service Award.


May 27, 2002 3:38 pm

Bates celebrates Commencement 2002

Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg asked Bates College’s graduating class Monday to join him as “allies in a movement that is about 300 years old – the movement known as the Enlightenment.”


May 24, 2002 9:51 am

Area students to graduate from Bates

Four area residents will receive bachelor’s degrees during Bates College’s 136th commencement exercises Monday, May 27, in an outdoor ceremony on the main campus quadrangle. Stephen Weinberg, noted physicist and Nobel laureate, will receive an honorary doctor of science degree and deliver the commencement address. In his last commencement before retiring, Donald W. Harward, president of Bates College, will confer bachelor’s degrees on approximately 420 seniors at 10 a.m. in an outdoor ceremony in front of Coram Library. In the event of rain, graduation exercises will be held in the nearby Margaret Hopkins Merrill Gymnasium.


May 14, 2002 2:09 pm

Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg to speak at commencement

Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg, recognized internationally as one of the world’s most profound thinkers and as a scientist who bridges the literacy gap for general audiences, will receive an honorary doctor of science degree and speak at the 136th commencement at Bates College.


May 9, 2002 2:30 pm

John Carrafa '76 nominated for 2 Tony Awards

Bates alumnus John Carrafa, Class of 1976, was nominated May 6 for two Tony Awards for Best Choreography for “Urinetown, The Musical” and “Into The Woods.”


May 3, 2002 3:28 pm

Matt Lauer from NBC goes sky high with Lt. Cmdr. J.J. Cummings '89

U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. J.J. Cummings and his wife, Sara Hagan Cummings, both Bates ’89, were interviewed March 26 and 27, 2002, when Cummings’ aircraft carrier, the USS Theodore Roosevelt, returned to Norfolk, Va., after an extended deployment off Afghanistan.


January 31, 2002 2:47 pm

Corradini '92 carries a torch for Salt Lake City

In Salem, Ore., on Jan. 22, Andrea Corradini ’92 was one of approximately 11,500 runners in the Olympic Torch Relay who have conveyed the flame from Atlanta to Salt Lake City, where the Winter Games begin Feb. 8.


January 18, 2002 3:35 pm

Bates students score 100 in medical school acceptance

All of the 27 Bates College seniors and alumni who applied to graduate programs in the health professions in 2001 were accepted, according to a report by the college’s medical studies committee.


January 18, 2002 2:43 pm

Elizabeth Sheppard named director of alumni relations at Bates

Auburn resident Elizabeth K. Sheppard is the new director of alumni relations at Bates College, Vice President for Alumni Affairs and External Relations William W. Hiss recently announced.


January 7, 2002 4:05 pm

Lecture looks at Arctic reserve

Timothy Leach, a 1999 graduate of Bates College, discusses his fact-finding tour of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in a lecture at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, in the college’s Chase Lounge, on Campus Avenue. The presentation is open to the public at no charge.