McKeen Fellows for Community Engagement

McKeen Fellows are student leaders of McKeen Center programs. They hold regular office hours in the center, assist students, faculty, and staff in making community connections, and serve as the student advisory group for the Center. Meet the 2014-2015 McKeen Fellows below and learn a bit about the programs they help run.

Maggie Acosta '16 - Global Citizens Grant

Maggie Acosta '16 - Global Citizens Grant

Bowdoin students can apply for funding through the Global Citizens Grant to work with non-profit agencies in the developing world. A Sociology and Spanish major, Maggie co-manages this program, including publicity and supporting the grant recipients before they leave and when they return.

Contact Maggie at macosta@bowdoin.edu.

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Adrienne Chistolini '15  - Common Good Grant

Adrienne Chistolini '15 - Common Good Grant

Students on the Common Good Grant Committee learn about philanthropy while allocating grants to local non-profit organizations. A History major, Adrienne co-facilitates committee meetings, introduce students to grant writing and fundraising skills, and communicate with non-profit organizations on how to apply for the grant.

Contact Adrienne at achistolini@bowdoin.edu.

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Courtney Chuang '15 - Alternative Breaks

Courtney Chuang '15 - Alternative Breaks

Alternative Winter and Spring Break trips are intensive week-long, student-led service trips. A Gender & Women's Studies and Sociology major, Courtney co-coordinates these trips and is in charge of the semester-long leader seminar.

Contact Courtney at cchuang@bowdoin.edu.

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Juliet Eyraud '16 - Leading for the Common Good

Juliet Eyraud '16 - Leading for the Common Good

This program gives students a better sense of how to think about all of the different ways to be engaged in a community.  A Computer Science major, Juliet organizes and runs regular meetings, and a series of talks by alums and community members. By recounting their stories, the speakers will challenge students to think about their own future in service at Bowdoin and beyond.

Contact Juliet at jeyraud@bowdoin.edu.

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Kelsey Freeman '16 - Alternative Breaks

Kelsey Freeman '16 - Alternative Breaks

Alternative Winter and Spring Break trips are intensive week-long, student-led service trips. A Government & Legal Studies major, Kelsey co-coordinate these trips and is in charge of the semester-long leader seminar.

Contact Kelsey at kfreeman@bowdoin.edu.

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Rachel Henderson '15 - Bowdoin Volunteer Corps

Rachel Henderson '15 - Bowdoin Volunteer Corps

The Bowdoin Volunteer Corps is an umbrella organization for student-run service programs and serves as a link between student volunteers and community agencies. A Biology and Classics major, Rachel manages organizations' budgets and funding and trains student leaders on the skills needed to effectively run their volunteer programs.

Contact Rachel at rhenderson@bowdoin.edu.

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 Michelle Johnson '15 - Common Good Grant

Michelle Johnson '15 - Common Good Grant

Students on the Common Good Grant Committee learn about philanthropy while allocating grants to local non-profit organizations. A Sociology and Spanish major, Michelle co-facilitates committee meetings, introduce students to grant writing and fundraising skills, and communicate with non-profit organizations on how to apply for the grant.

Contact Michelle at mjohnson@bowdoin.edu.

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Jordan Lantz '15  - Alumni Relations & Communications

Jordan Lantz '15 - Alumni Relations & Communications

A History major, Jordan works with the McKeen Center staff to keep the McKeen Center website up to date.  In particular he is gathering profiles from current students, faculty, staff, and alums to be posted regularly.

Contact Jordan at jlantz@bowdoin.edu.

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Kyle Nowak '15 - America Reads and Counts

Kyle Nowak '15 - America Reads and Counts

America Reads and Counts is a Federal Work Study program enables students to work as tutors in local schools. A Physics and Classical Archaeology major, Kyle helps to train and schedule tutors and maintains communication between tutors and schools.

Contact Kyle at knowak@bowdoin.edu.

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 Jesse Ortiz '16 - Bowdoin Volunteer Corps Mentoring

Jesse Ortiz '16 - Bowdoin Volunteer Corps Mentoring

The Bowdoin Volunteer Corps is an umbrella organization for student-run service programs and serves as a link between student volunteers and community agencies. An English and Mathematics major, Jesse works with the student-run mentoring programs to help them run the most effective programs and meet all mentoring-specific requirements.

Contact Jesse at jortiz@bowdoin.edu.

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Abby Roy '16 - Aspirations/BASE

Abby Roy '16 - Aspirations/BASE

Students from all over Maine come to Bowdoin to experience life on a college campus. Each high school freshman is matched with a Bowdoin mentor for the day to follow their schedule, sit in on a class, and eat lunch in the dining hall. There are "mini-classes", organized specifically for the visiting high school students and they hear briefly from an Admissions staff member, who gives a brief overview of the financial aid and admissions processes, and then have the opportunity to ask questions of a panel of Bowdoin students who grew up in Maine.

Contact Abby at aroy@bowdoin.edu

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 David Silverman '15 - Global Citizens Grant

David Silverman '15 - Global Citizens Grant

Bowdoin students can apply for funding through the Global Citizens Grant to work with non-profit agencies in the developing world. A Biology and Government & Legal Studies major, David co-manages this program, including publicity and supporting the grant recipients before they leave and when they return.

Contact David at dsilverman@bowdoin.edu.

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Diamond Walker '17 - Service News

Diamond Walker '17 - Service News

In addition to ongoing community projects, the McKeen Center supports the efforts of students, faculty, and staff who seek to be publicly engaged. Diamond helps individuals figure out how to get involved in the community, is editor of the weekly newsletter Service News, and supports all programming of the McKeen Center.

Contact Diamond at dwalker@bowdoin.edu.

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