Alumni Council



Correspondence to the Alumni Council can be sent to Tom Walsh ’83, President of the Council, at or by mailing to:

c/o Alumni Relations
Bowdoin College
4000 College Station
Brunswick, ME 04011


Achieving 60% Participation Ad Hoc Committee
Work with the College’s Development division to help the College implement a strategy to reach participation from 60% or more of our alumni in the alumni fund. For 2013, the focus will be on the “423 on 4/23” initiative and recognition of lead volunteers as well as donors.

Awards Committee
The Awards Committee solicits nominations for, researches when necessary, and selects the winners of the Distinguished Service Award for Faculty and Staff, Alumni Service Award, Distinguished Educator Award, Foot Soldier of Bowdoin Award, Polar Bear Awards, Club Volunteer of the Year, and the Young Alumni Service Award. The committee recommends additional award programs when appropriate.

Career Engagement Committee
The Career Engagement Committee considers ways in which the College might assist alumni with their career needs, while assisting students as appropriate. 

Communications Committee
The Communications Committee will work closely with the College’s Communications department and its leadership to help optimize the College’s communication with alumni by providing feedback on overall strategy, best practices, and offering alumni insight and perspective.

Executive Committee
The Executive Committee comprises the President, President-Elect, current committee chairs, and the Director of Alumni Relations. The committee meets both during on-campus weekends and in between those meetings to set agendas, and prioritizes projects for the Council.

Multicultural Alumni Committee
The Multicultural Alumni Committee explores engagement opportunities and leadership among Bowdoin alumni of color interaction with students and will discuss further definition of goals of the committee.

Nominations Committee
The Nominations Committee recommends a slate of candidates for election or appointment to the Council by soliciting nominations from a wide variety of sources and researching nominees when necessary. The committee ensures that the Council is broadly representative of the alumni body and evaluates the method of election/appointment to the Council.

Rethinking Reunion Ad Hoc Committee
The Rethinking Reunion ad hoc committee will work with the College to explore ideas and possibilities for redesigning/rethinking what Bowdoin offers for Reunion for 2014 and beyond.

The Volunteer Experience Ad Hoc Committee
The Volunteer Pipeline ad hoc committee that will investigate methods and fresh ideas for expanding the Bowdoin volunteer base and ways in which to implement these ideas.