Jenny Blau ’02 (above), recipient of a national humanitarian award as a student, speaks during an alumni panel discussion on “Community Engagement and a Bates Education” as David Scobey, director of the Donald W. and Ann M. Harward Center for Community Partnerships, looks on. “Working with the diverse residents of Lewiston-Auburn helped me connect my education to a purpose, and those relationships motivated me to try to understand other people’s real lives,” notes Blau, now a medical student. The panel was among many events in January held to rechristen the former Center for Service-Learning in honor of the Bates president emeritus and his wife. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen