POSTPONED: Purposeful Work in Denver

The Oxford Hotel
1600 17th St. 
Denver, Colo
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Due to the developing outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, we are suspending all alumni events until further notice. Registration fees will be refunded automatically; if you would like to forgo a refund, the cost of your ticket may be allocated to the Bates Fund by filling out this form on our website.

Learn more about Bates’ response to the coronavirus:

How do you connect what you do with who you are? How do you find purpose, not just in your life but in your work? These questions are central to a Bates education and helping students answer them is the mission of the Bates Center for Purposeful Work. Join us for a lively discussion between:

  • Moderator Allen Delong, Senior Associate Dean for the Center for Purposeful Work and Career Development
  • Mark Turnage P’19, parent of recent Bates alumna, Mary Buford Turnage ’19, and Purposeful Work Core Employer.
  • A Bates student will also join the panel to share their own internship experience and how it helped clarify their understanding of their future career, but the details have not yet been confirmed.

$15 per person; $10 for alumni classes 2010-2019.

Registration includes hors d’oeuvres and a hosted bar.

Public Transit: Buses 0, 15, 20, Mallride, Train-A and Light Rail-E all have stops nearby The Oxford Hotel. The hotel also offers valet parking. Dress code is business casual.

Financial Assistance: If you find the cost prohibitive but wish to attend the event, please contact Heather Corbett, Assistant Vice President for Alumni Engagement.

Contact the Alumni Engagement office at or 888-522-8371 with questions.