Bobcat Connection: May 9, 2022

Reunion 2022

We’re excited to invite the classes ending with 2s,7s, and the Classes of 1970 and 1971 to celebrate with us on June 10-12! 

There’s still time to register — Registration closes on May 13! Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate walk-in registrants. Please sign up online in advance.

Scenes from the Cities

It’s been so exciting to be out on the road this spring visiting several cities, rekindling old Bates ties, and bringing Bobcats together to hear the latest about how Bates is thriving.

Please enjoy the lovely photos we captured at the following events! 

Boston    |    New York City   |   Washington D.C.

Dr. Nirav Shah, leader of the COVID-19 Public Health Response in Maine, will deliver the 2022 Bates Commencement Address and will be joined by honorands Michael Bonney ’80, Nikki Giovanni, and the Rev. Becca Stevens.

Upcoming Events

Alumni Updates:

In March, Rick Thompson ’81, rented a VW van and has been transporting Ukrainian refugees to safety since then.

Read more about Rick’s incredible story.

Carolyn Ryan ’86 has been promoted to the newsroom’s No. 2 role— managing editor at The New York Times!

Learn more about Carolyn’s accomplishments.

BOBCAT READS: Virtual Book Club

Bobcat Reads will be actively discussing Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead from March 18 – May 20, 2022.You can order the latest book through the Bates Store!

Join nearly 250 alumni who’ve already signed up to participate in the Bobcat Reads alumni book club!

Have YOU joined Bates Bridge?

Are you looking to join an online Bates community? 
Do you want to connect with Alumni and current students? 

This is your chance to join the growing community of identity groups Alumni of Color & StudentsFirst-Gen Alumni & StudentsInternational Alumni & Students, and LGBTQIA+ Alumni & Students. In these groups, you will have the opportunity to build community and share personal and professional experiences.

Students are looking forward to connecting with you!

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