Bobcat Connection: June 22


Last week, President Spencer released a detailed plan regarding antiracism work at Bates. You can read her message on our website. 

To kick off our new series, Alumni Experts, Molly Keehn, Ed.D (Bates ’00) and Karl Henricksen of CoJourn will share information about their program on June 25. Featuring peer support and goal-setting, CoJourn helps you ‘stay the path’ and follow through on making positive changes in your life while building connection with another person.

Learn more about research-backed strategies that can provide additional support at this time, such as setting up accountability structures, practicing self-compassion, and sustaining a celebratory focus. Learn more and RSVP today!

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Bates has and will continue to work to advance understanding of the transformative power of our differences, foster collaborative dialogue to address the world’s hardest problems, and prepare students to be conscious, informed, and ethical actors.

Make a gift today to ensure that the Bates mission continues in perpetuity by visiting or by contacting the college at 1-888-522-8371.

Your contribution of any size will make a deep impact, now more than ever. 

Bates alumni are an impressive bunch, with deep knowledge and advanced skills in everything from quantum physics to craft beer. They are ambitious and committed to making the world a better place. In this series, alums can show what they know with lectures, demonstrations, networking chats, or other video content.

Do you have deep knowledge of a given subject or issue, a hidden talent, or passionate hobby? Are you comfortable on camera or recording yourself at home? Let us know about it and you could be included in a future installment of Alumni Experts!


In a time of global pandemic, climate crisis, and racial injustice, it is more important than ever that we stay engaged with the hard work of protecting and strengthening democracy.

To kick off its new Democracy QuickBites initiative, the Harward Center for Community Partnerships has invited public servants, artists, writers, government officials, educators, students, and alumni to respond to a series of questions about the relationship between our democracy and these emerging crises.

Videos are released on a weekly basis, and the first two are now posted: Joseph Jackson, of the Maine Prisoner Advocacy Coalition, discusses “Challenging Unjust Structures,” and Lebanos Mengitsu ’21 focuses on “Working for Equity.” Check them out!

diverse bookfinder

Trying to figure out how to talk to your children about racism? Want to ensure they see themselves—and the complex world they live in—reflected in the books they read? 
Bates’ Diverse Bookfinder, a comprehensive collection of children’s picture books featuring Black and Indigenous people and People of Color (BIPOC), can help. 

BatesServes is going virtual this year! In 2020, Bates’ values of civic action and community stewardship are more important than ever.

During the month of July, we encourage you to do something for your community (safely!) and let us know about it. Share your acts by contacting Stephanie Dumont at


Alumni ParadeShow your class spirit in the Alumni Parade. March, ride, or dance through a crowd of cheering Bates alumni and guests.Historic Quad and Alumni Walk

Our first ever Virtual Reunion was a success! Over 1,000 Bobcats tuned in to watch the livestream on Saturday. Many other submitted photos to our Reunion Photo board and participated in the Virtual 5K.

If you weren’t able to tune in, the videos are still available on the Bates website.

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Alumni Engagement
2 Andrews Road
Lewiston, Maine 04240
Phone: 1-888-522-8371