‘With Ardor and Devotion’
Aligning who you are with what you do is the heart of the Bates experience.
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Sep 08, 2023
From the Bobcat cheers coming from the women’s soccer team to President Garry W. Jenkins’ promise to the Class of 2027 that Bates is a place where “you get to be who you want to be,” the resounding message at Convocation on Sept. 5 was that Bates is a community centered on caring and kindness.
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