Alumni Council members serve on several committees, which traditionally meet on-campus during scheduled Council weekends, as well as in person, via conference call, or through other correspondence throughout the year when/if needed.
The Awards Committee solicits nominations for, researches when necessary, and selects the winners of the Alumni 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.
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.
Diversity Alumni Committee
The Diversity Committee promotes and improves leadership opportunities and alumni programing on behalf of Bowdoin’s diverse alumni community, and supports Bowdoin’s ongoing mission to create a diverse, accepting, safe, and inclusive college community. The term “diverse” is defined as the multiple and interdependent identities reflected by alumni, students, faculty, and staff. These attributes shall include, but are not limited to: gender, sexuality, race, nationality, geography, age, religion, ethnicity, socioeconomic background, First Generation status, or the ability to pay.
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.