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 2011-2012 McKeen Fellows below and learn a bit about the programs they are in charge of.
Alternative Spring Break trips are intensive week-long, student-led service trips. Melanie and Matt help coordinate these trips and is in charge of the semester-long leader seminar.
Melanie's office hours are Mondays: 1:30pm-3:30pm and Fridays 9:30am-11:30am.
Matt's office hours are Wednesdays and Fridays: 9:30am-11:30am.
Contact Melanie at email@example.com and Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
America Reads and Counts is a Federal Work Study program enables students to work as tutors in local schools. Katie helps to train and schedule tutors and maintains communication between tutors and schools.
Katie's office hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:00am-12:00pm.
Contact Katie at email@example.com.
The Bowdoin Volunteer Corps is an umbrella organization for student-run service programs and serves as a link between student volunteers and community agencies. Jordan manages organizations' budgets and funding and trains student leaders on the skills needed to effectively run their volunteer programs. Sasha works with the student-run mentoring programs to help them run the most effective programs and meet all mentoring-specific requirements.
Sasha's office hours are Tuesdays: 1:30pm-3:30pm and Fridays: 10:00am-12:00noon.
Jordan's office hours are Wednesdays: 3:00pm-5:00pm and Thursdays: 10:00am-12:00pm.
Contact Sasha at firstname.lastname@example.org and Jordan at email@example.com.
Students on the Common Good Grant Committee learn about philanthropy while allocating grants to local non-profit organizations. Micah and Amar facilitate committee meetings, introduce students to grant writing and fundraising skills, and communicate with non-profit organizations on how to apply for the grant.
The McKeen Center provides support to faculty teaching community-based courses in which students apply the knowledge and skills they learn in the classroom to address issues in the local community. Tasha advises the course liaisons for these courses, works to develop new community-based initiatives and coordinates symposia to showcase the research carried out by students in community-based courses.
Tasha's office hours are Tuesdays and Fridays: 9:30am-11:30am.
Contact Tasha at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bowdoin students can apply for funding through the Global Citizens Grant to work with non-profit agencies in the developing world. Macy manages this program, including publicity and supporting the grant recipients before they leave and when they return. Many students are not aware of the large international populations in the state of Maine. Macy is working on several initiatives this year to connect more Bowdoin students to these populations through direct service as well as academic opportunities.
Macy's office hours are Tuesdays: 10:00am-12:00pm and Wednesdays: 3:00pm-5:00pm.
Contact Macy at email@example.com.
Maine is home to four Native American tribes, the Maliseet, Micmac, Penobscot, and Passamaquoddy, collectively known as the Wabanaki, or "People of the Dawnland." As the McKeen Fellow for Native American Connections, Erin works to connect Bowdoin students with Native American communities in Maine through McKeen Center programs such as Community Immersion Orientation Trips, Weekend Service Trips, and Alternative Spring Break. Erin seeks to strengthen ties with Wabanaki communities through historical research, facilitating student immersion experiences, and exploration of new programs and initiatives.
Erin's office hours are Wednesdays: 12:30pm-2:30pm and Fridays: 9:00am-11:00am.
Contact Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to ongoing community projects, the McKeen Center supports the efforts of students, faculty, and staff who seek to be publicly engaged. Michelle 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.
Michelle's office hours are Mondays: 10:00am-12:00pm and Wednesdays: 2:30pm-4:30pm.
Contact Michelle at email@example.com.
Exploring various communities throughout Maine, Weekend Service Trips are student led and occur several times each semester. This year's trips focus on issues such as affordable housing, childhood illness, sustainability, and community support services. Jess helps coordinate these trips by working with student leaders and partner organizations from the community.
Jess's office hours are Tuesays and Thursdays 2:30pm-4:30pm.
Contact Jess at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions regarding McKeen Fellows please contact Sarah Seames at email@example.com.