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 2015-2016 McKeen Fellows below and learn a bit about the programs they help run.

Evan Bulman '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. An Economics and Government & Legal Studies major, Evan co-manages this program, including publicity and supporting the grant recipients before they leave and when they return.

Contact Evan at ebulman@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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Mariely Garcia '17 - 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 Neuroscience major, Mariely manages organizations' budgets and funding and trains student leaders on the skills needed to effectively run their volunteer programs.

Contact Mariely at mgarcia@bowdoin.edu.

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June Guo '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 major, June co-manages this program, including publicity and supporting the grant recipients before they leave and when they return.

Contact June at jguo@bowdoin.edu.

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Frannie Gurzenda '16 - 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. An Art History major, Frannie 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 Frannie at fegurzen@bowdoin.edu.

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Isaac Jaegerman '16 - Events and Program Promotion

A Government & Legal Studies major, Isaac works with the McKeen Center staff to keep the College in-the-know regarding the McKeen Center events and programs.  In addition he will be in touch with alums, putting together profiles to be posted on our home and alumni webpages.

Contact Isaac at ijaegerm@bowdoin.edu.

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Steve McClelland '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. A Computer Science and Government & Legal Studies major, Steve works with the student-run mentoring programs to help them run the most effective programs and meet all mentoring-specific requirements.

Contact Steve at smcclell@bowdoin.edu.

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Abby Roy '16 - Alternative Breaks

Abby Roy '16 - Alternative Breaks

Alternative Winter and Spring Break trips are intensive week-long, student-led service trips. A Sociology major, Abby co-coordinates these trips and is in charge of the semester-long leader seminar.

Contact Abby at aroy@bowdoin.edu.

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Alex Sadler '16 - Common Good Grant

Students on the Common Good Grant Committee learn about philanthropy while allocating grants to local non-profit organizations. A Environmental Studies and Economics major, Alex 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 Alex at asadler@bowdoin.edu.

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Caitlin Shaffer '16 - Academic Connections

Contact Caitlin cshaffer@bowdoin.edu.

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Emily Snider '16 - Common Good Grant

Students on the Common Good Grant Committee learn about philanthropy while allocating grants to local non-profit organizations. A Sociology major, Emily 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 Emily at esnider@bowdoin.edu.

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Elizabeth Snowdon '17 - 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 Elizabeth at esnowdon@bowdoin.edu.

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Emily Stetkiewicz '16 - America Reads and Counts

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

Contact Emily at estetkie@bowdoin.edu.

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