Turning Points


After more than 20 years as a teacher and administrator at Swarthmore College, Tedd R. Goundie started at Bates in August as dean of students (watch for an interview in the next issue of Bates)…. Katherine Stefko, the College’s new director of archives and special collections, previously oversaw an archival records project at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.


Saluting exceptional teacher-scholars at the College, new Dana Professorships were recently granted to three longtime faculty members: Loring “Danny” Danforth and Steven Kemper, both professors of anthropology, and John Strong, professor of religion. The promotions bring the total of Dana Professors to seven…. Four associate professors have received tenure: Claudia Aburto Guzmán, Spanish; Rebecca Herzig, women’s and gender studies; Lynne Lewis, economics; and Paula Schlax, chemistry.


Assistant Professor of History Lillian Guerra, a charismatic teacher, helped reveal to Bates students the political currents and contradictions experienced by Latin Americans in a U.S.–dominated world. She went to Yale University.


Bates mourned the passing of two friends from Dining Services and three from Facility Services. A supervisor in Dining Services from 1959 until 1976, Alice B. Fletcher passed away on June 25. She was 92…. Annette M. Poulin, who spent eight years in Dining Services, was 90 when she passed away on Aug. 30…. Howard E. Johnson Sr., a Facility Services painter from 1967 until 1983, died on May 18 at age 87…. A custodian for nearly 20 years, Mignonne R. Donovan passed away Aug. 26 at 88…. Only 43 when he died, on Aug. 28, Peter R. Picard retired in 1997 from the groundskeeping crew.