Stories about "Michael Bonney"
Elizabeth Kalperis Chu '80 and Michael Chu '80 are flanked by student speaker Kukzaiishe Mapfunde '19 of Harare, Zimbabwe, and President Clayton Spencer at the naming celebration Friday afternoon. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)
Bates announces $10 million gift from Elizabeth Kalperis Chu ’80 and Michael Chu ’80 to name new residence halls

Friday, October 28, 2016 10:01 am

“I am deeply grateful to Elizabeth and Michael for their wonderfully generous gift,” said President Spencer at the dedication of Kalperis Hall and Chu Hall on Friday afternoon.

Alison Bernstein speaks to a gathering of alumni, parents, and friends in Atlanta during the “Multicultural Voices” listening events held around the country in 2011. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Alison Bernstein, trustee of Bates and higher-education scholar, policy expert, and activist, dies at age 69

Friday, July 22, 2016 10:32 am

In her service to the college, Bernstein was a "champion of equity and diversity, both for the campus community and the Board of Trustees."

In February, seven Bates families announced gifts of $19 million to the college, led by a $10 million gift from Mike ’80 and Alison Bonney ’80, seated at right with Mike’s parents, Wes ’50 and Elaine Bonney, during the announcement in Memorial Commons. The gifts will fund six new professorships and help launch the college’s Program in Digital and Computational Studies. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Multimedia: The major stories at Bates College in 2015-16

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 10:07 am

With the Bates academic and giving year coming to an official close on June 30, here's a look back at the year's major stories in text, photographs, and video.

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Video: $19 million in gifts shine two spotlights, says Michael Bonney ’80

Friday, February 12, 2016 9:22 am

Michael Bonney '80 talks about how new Bates gifts of $19 million are shining spotlights on two great Bates qualities.

Members of the campus community attend the gift announcement celebration in Memorial Commons on Friday. The gathering included faculty, staff, students, trustees, and Alumni Council members. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Bates announces gifts of $19 million to create six new endowed professorships and launch the college’s new digital and computational studies program

Monday, February 8, 2016 9:00 am

The new gifts include the largest single gift in Bates history, $10 million from Michael Bonney ’80, chair of the Board of Trustees, and his wife, Alison Grott Bonney ’80.

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Benjamin Bates Society welcomes Lynn Willsey ’54 and Beverly Hayne Willsey ’55

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 1:29 pm

The Benjamin Bates Society recognizes donors who have given $1 million or more in lifetime gifts to Bates.

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$11.5 million Catalyst Fund will support ‘transformational change’ at Bates College

Monday, October 28, 2013 11:34 am

The money will be spent, over and above our annual operating budget, over five years to move forward on key college initiatives.

Biology and English major Shelby Sullivan '15 worked at Cubist Pharmaceuticals as a Ladd Intern. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Summer Student Work: Ladd intern Sullivan ’15 finds a familiar work culture at Cubist

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 10:00 am

Shelby Sullivan '15 contributed to the exacting work of drug development at Cubist Pharmaceuticals, where Mike Bonney '80 is CEO.

Professor of Philosophy Mark Okrent gets a close look as board chairman Mike Bonney '80 (left) and President Nancy Cable do the ribbon cutting. Photograph by Rene Minnis.
Open to the World: Paul Marks ’83 headlines Hedge, Roger Williams dedication

Monday, October 31, 2011 6:26 pm

The journey of Paul Marks ’83 from Bates to China, and from...

To the Bates College Community From Trustee Chairman Mike Bonney ’80

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 3:02 pm

On behalf of the Bates College Board of Trustees, I write to announce that President Elaine Hansen has informed the Trustee Executive Committee of her intention to step down as Bates President effective July 2011.

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