We’ve experienced beginnings and ends, rituals and transitions.
Whether it’s launching a ship, finding “the mole,” or hugging a friend to say goodbye or hello, we’ve got something for everyone — moments of accomplishment and affection, from national championships to community partnerships.
It’s our pleasure to share them with you.
Search Is On
In Hathorn Hall, Elly Rostoum ’07 (third from left) helps a group of students think through their mole hunt during her practitioner-taught Short Term course, “Spies, Special Agents, and the Presidency.”
The course, which included a simulated search for a mole within the British intelligence service, was designed to “mimic a day in an intelligence officer’s life,” said Rostoum, whose career includes serving on the National Security Council at the White House.
At the spring opening of the Lewiston Farmer’s Market, Clio Barr ’19 of Hallowell, Maine, joins Judy Maloney of the Center for Wisdom’s Women to sell its hand-made healing products.
A member of the Harward Center’s Short Term Action/Research Team, Barr partnered with the center to help support the center’s social enterprise, known as Herban Works.
The Magnificent Magnolia
The Hathorn Hall magnolia looses its flowers as Reed Sandbach ’20 of San Francisco walks on by.
A Source of Inspiration
The oldest woman to swim the English Channel, Pat Gallant-Charette (right) talks with faculty members Rebecca Fraser-Thill (center) and Heidi Taylor after speaking to students in their respective Short Term courses, in psychology and sociology, both of which focus on the aging experience.
“Pat didn’t pick up swimming until her late 50s, and she is an amazing testament to successful aging,” says Fraser-Thill.
Launching a Japanese Boat
During a highly ritualized Japanese boat-launching ceremony, students maneuver one of two boats they built during the Short Term course “Apprentice Learning: Building the Japanese Boat.”
“Conducting the rituals brings us closer to nature and closer to something divine,” explained Douglas Brooks, who taught the course and presided over the boat launch. “And that’s it. That’s it.”
Interactive Sound Art
Oliver Wan ’22 of Hong Kong and Anna Reaman ’22 of Hingham, Mass., work together during the Short Term course “Interactive Sound Art,” which explores the relationship between interactive technology, sound, and multimedia art in virtual and physical spaces.
A New Look
Men’s basketball coach Jon Furbush ’05 steps into the newly redesigned Alumni Gymnasium lobby as he departs the gym. Among several ongoing athletics projects, the redo includes new furnishings, lighting, signage, and trophy cases designed to complement the historic feel of Alumni Gymnasium, opened in 1926
“That’s more betterer!” jokes Ron Tardif, a mason with Bates Facility Services, as he installs the Class of 2019 ivy stone. Designed by senior Laura Nguyen, the stone is located next to the Pettengill Hall entrance.
Not satisfied with how the stone looked the first time he placed it, Tardif did extra chiseling to adjust the stone’s fit, and after placing mortar on all four sides and cleaning away the excess, the job was done. Installation of a class ivy stone is a Bates tradition dating to the 1870s.
The Class of 2019’s four sets of twins pose together on the Historic Quad a few days before Commencement. From left, Mark Fusco and Frank Fusco, Daly Naughton and Claire Naughton, John Cannon and William “Coley” Cannon, and Duane Davis and Dylan Davis.
Katherine Ennis ’20 of Morristown, N.J., installs temporary trail signage along the David Rancourt River Preserve in Lewiston. One of the Harward Center’s Short Term Action/Research Team members this year, Ennis partnered with the Androscoggin Land Trust on projects that involved helping to rename some of the trust’s trails, which “required considerable communication skills to ensure that everyone was on the same page,” she says.
On the Friday before Commencement, members of the Class of 2019 pose for their official senior class photo on Garcelon Field.
Memorializing the Experience“It’s symbolic: trying to wrap up my senior year,” says politics major Laura Nguyen ’19 of Paoli, Pa. Inspired by a beautiful morning, she began a painting adventure outside Gomes Chapel.
“I am trying to live up my last few days here at Bates. I’ve wanted to do some oil painting for a really long time, and I figured today was the day.”
Kicking into High Gear
Members of the Senior Dance Ensemble show off their talents prior to Baccalaureate. Held the day before Commencement, the event allows seniors and their families and guests to pause for reflection and celebration, including performances and brief addresses, ending with an interfaith blessing.
Selected by the senior class to deliver the annual faculty-staff address at Baccalaureate, Francisco “Franky” Urueta of Facility Services shows his love for the Class of 2019 as he finishes his speech.
Head coach Peter Steensta (left) takes a championship selfie with his jubilant rowers during ceremonies honoring Bates as the 2019 NCAA Division III women’s rowing champions.
Winners of the 2019 rowing title in Indianapolis, Bates has captured three straight titles and four out of the last five.
Tied Up in Garnet
Nicholas Coker ’19 of Narrows, Va., sports a garnet tie and Bates graduation stole as he and classmates line up for the Commencement processional on Alumni Walk.
On an early June evening at Lake Andrews, Associate Professor of Rhetoric, Film, and Screen Studies Jon Cavallero and his wife, Kathryn McGill-Cavallero, walk along Burgoyne Walk as their son, Emmett Cavallero, age 2, comes along for the ride.
Reunited and It Feels So Good
As Reunion 2019 kicks off, classmates Anabel Schmelz ’14 and William Pollard ’14 greet one another with a big Bates hug on Alumni Walk.
The windows of Hedge Hall reflect the dazzling 2019 Reunion fireworks display taking place over Lane Andrews.