Well Wishes

We welcome Bates alumni, faculty, family, friends, staff, and students to share greetings and good wishes for Garry as we come together to welcome Bates’ ninth president. Your message will be shared with Garry and posted here for the entire Bates community to see.

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Dear President Jenkins, Congratulations! Welcome to Lewiston, so happy you have made your home here. Rep. Margaret Craven Lewiston
Rep. Margaret CravenApril 15, 2024

Hi Gary!
This is so exciting! I hope to be able to make it for the rescheduled inauguration. Our 11th grader has a stong interest in Bates. Our oldest is a junior at Haverford. Sian’s inauguration here was great fun.
Alison Volpe Holmes, MD, MPH
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Email: alison.v.holmes@dartmouth.edu
Pronouns: she/her/hers
For appointments: calendly.com/d23560t
For questions: Madison.casale@dartmouth.edu

Alison Volpe Holmes, MD,MPH HC ’93December 10, 2023

From a resident of Hopkins MN. I have been scanning the Bates web page. I am so impressed by your sensitivity in managing this terrible incident happening in your community. I do not have a student at Bates…if I did…I would be very comforted.
Congratulation on your selection as President

Kathleen Theisen



Kathleen TheisenOctober 27, 2023

What a great moment and opportunity for both Garry and Bates to move forward with great traditions and new expectations in our challenging world. With heart and mind, sincere best withes.

Stephen Hotchkiss, ’60August 24, 2023

Welcome to Bates, Dr. Jenkins! Hope your leadership is characterized by compassion and progress. I ask that you don’t forget about the underserved groups on campus, especially our undocumented students who need your help now more than ever. Please show up for them. Thank you!

EsmeraldaJuly 12, 2023