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Breckinridge Center Hosts NECAAP Meeting

Story posted June 12, 2002

Bowdoin's Breckinridge Public Affairs Center in York continues its busy summer of bookings.

On June 10 and 11, the Breckinridge Center hosted the membership of the New England Coordinators of Alumni Admissions Programs (NECAAP). NECAAP is an organization of admissions professionals from 40 colleges and universities who oversee alumni admissions volunteers at their respective institutions.

NECAAP was formed in 2000. Its members serve as a resource to one another, and meet formally twice a year to share ideas and to discuss the successes and challenges of their work.

Attendance at the York conference totaled 27 members.

More on the Breckinridge Center

The Breckinridge Public Affairs Center is located on the tidal York River at 201 U.S. Route One in York. Owned and operated by Bowdoin College, the center is used for classes, seminars, and meetings of educational, cultural, and civic groups. Business and professional organizations also use the facility for planning sessions and staff development activities.

The 23-acre estate includes a 25-room main house, a clay tennis court, and a 110-foot circular saltwater swimming pool. River House, which accommodates 19 overnight guests, was designed by Guy Lowell in 1905, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The estate was given to Bowdoin in 1974 by Mary Marvin Breckinridge Patterson, whose husband was the Honorable Jefferson Patterson of St. Leonard, Md. Named in honor of Mrs. Patterson's family, the estate is available for use April 1 through July 25, and September 17 through Thanksgiving, each year.

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