Location: Bowdoin / Magazine / Insider / Profiles / 2010



George Robinson '60
Space Law Attorney

Hometown: Warrenton, Virginia, for the past 30 years; probably Castine, Maine, for the next thirty. Title: Associate/Acting General Counsel, Smithsonian Institution; former senior partner of Robinson and Associates, PC. Bowdoin ties: Father, George S. Robinson II, Bowdoin Class of 1926. Most amazing thing I have ever seen: Thirty-five years ago when I was forced to stop by four other cars parked in the middle of the road, the occupants all staring up at what is usually classified as an elliptically-shaped UFO, about 100 yards long, with rotating white and blue lights … Read more »

Posted August 12, 2010


Michael Carenbauer '73
Professor of Music, Director of Guitar Studies, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Atrailblazer of a musician, Michael Carenbauer '73 has taught guitar at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock for over 25 years and is considered the only full-time guitar teacher at the collegiate level in that state. He has adapted a computer program to help guitar students learn how to read music, has led residencies across the planet, and still maintains an active freelance schedule averaging over a hundred gigs each year, earning him recognition as one of the country's most talented and versatile guitarists … Read more »

Posted August 12, 2010


Laurie LaChance '83
President and CEO, Maine Development Foundation

Hometown: Dover-Foxcroft, Maine Bowdoin ties: Oldest son, Michael, is now a student at Bowdoin, Class of 2013, and several members of Bowdoin's administrative team have been through MDF’s Leadership Maine program. Website: www.mdf.org Greatest influence or source of inspiration: Definitely Sebec Lake (my hometown) First thing in the morning: Coffee. Always coffee … Read more »

Posted August 12, 2010


Clementine Fujimura '87
Professor, Languages and Cultures Department, United States Naval Academy

At Bowdoin, Clementine Fujimura '87 designed her own major (Russian). Now, as a professor at the United States Naval Academy, she's helped shape her own academic department … Read more »

Posted August 12, 2010


Frank Hwang '99
Global Marketing Director, Cannondale.

Hometown: Originally from Vestal, N.Y., but now Ridgefield, Conn., is home. Bowdoin ties: wife, Dr. Megan Lewis Hwang ’00. How you met: Both Megan and I were biology majors (but never shared a class), played rugby and were members of Kappa Delta Theta … Read more »

Posted August 12, 2010


Monica Guzman '05
Director, Editorial Outreach, Intersect.com

Hometown: Born in Monterrey, Mexico, but grew up mostly in Somersworth, NH (from six years old on). Title: Director, Editorial Outreach, Intersect.com Bowdoin ties: Brother, Bernardo ’08 Twitter: @moniguzman Website: moniguzman.com Greatest influence: Orson Welles is up there. Film and theater prodigy who threw himself into his work, regardless of consequences, and seemed almost to laugh at risk—or at least stare it down … Read more »

Posted August 12, 2010


Bennett Haynes '08
Alternative Agriculture Network Coordinator

Hometown: Basking Ridge, N.J. Website: aanesan.wordpress.com Recently: ’08-’10, Alternative Agriculture Network Coordinator, Thailand Currently: crew member at Hearty Roots Community Farm, an organic vegetable farm in Tivoli, N.Y. Job perk: Getting re-engaged with the sustainable agriculture and food justice movement closer to home—there are a lot of inspiring things happening here. Goals: Spend the next year or so learning more about sustainable agriculture closer to home by actually practicing it…I also am continuing to work with the AAN in Thailand, and will be involved with some important events this fall…a TED Talks speaking event in Bangkok in September and attending Slow Food’s Terra Madre conference in Italy in October. Start: I first got involved with the AAN while studying abroad with CIEE Khon Kaen (in northeastern Thailand, also called Esan). The program was focused on experiential learning: We learned about development by living with villagers, meeting with NGOs, meeting with local government offices/ bureaucrats, business, scholars, activists, etc … Read more »

Posted August 12, 2010


Warren Harthorne '53

Last May, Dr. Warren Harthorne ’53 returned from a two-week medical mission to Rwanda, where he oversaw operations on 14 patients suffering from heart disease in a country still reeling from the genocide of 1994 … Read more »

Posted May 10, 2010


Ray "Bucky" Owen '59
Professor Emeritus, University of Maine, Orono

Ray “Bucky” Owen '59 has left his mark on the Maine outdoors through tireless conservation work and policy reform. But while most of his efforts go toward preserving open space, Bucky is also partially responsible for the man-made icon installed atop the summit of Mt … Read more »

Posted May 10, 2010


Noel Webb '74
Jazz violinist, actor, composer

Noel Webb '74 credits Bowdoin with changing the course of his musical career. A classically-trained violinist, Noel was playing bridge with his fraternity brothers when a friend handed him some earphones … Read more »

Posted May 10, 2010


Suzanne Fox '87
President, Fox Intercultural Consulting Services, Maine-China Business Center

In addition to the myriad responsibilities that fall upon any small-business owner, Suzanne Fox '87 has one unusual complication – a 13-hour time difference with her closest business partner. Remaining connected to a country halfway around the world has been Suzanne's challenge of choice since she was among the first group of Bowdoin students to study abroad in China her junior year … Read more »

Posted May 10, 2010


Lisa Lucas '89
Television producer, documentary filmmaker

Lisa Lucas '89 is trying to elevate the reality television genre. Her latest project involves a docu-reality competition surrounding art – not bachelors, not clothing, not food … Read more »

Posted May 10, 2010


Rahul Bajaj '99
University of Chicago MBA student,entrepreneur, author, actor

From Wall Street to Bollywood, Rahul Bajaj '99 is truly "at home in all lands."  The investment banker-turned-entrepreneur-turned-actor has worn many hats in his short career and crossed the Atlantic to pursue a dream (or two). As the son of an Army family growing up in India, Rahul was "enchanted" with the liberal arts concept of education. That concept, combined with a desire to experience American culture, brought him to Brunswick, Maine, where his dorm's proximity to the hockey rink quickly immersed him in a completely foreign culture … Read more »

Posted May 10, 2010