- What was your favorite place on and off campus?
- Who was your favorite professor?
- Did you study abroad? How were you influenced?
- If you played sports, with which teams?
- What was your college nickname? Do people still call you that?
Class of 1994 - 25th Reunion
Save the dates for Reunion 2019
Thursday, May 30 – Sunday, June 2, 2019
No matter how many years it’s been, coming back to Bowdoin to see classmates and other friends is always special and fun. We hope that you’re planning to return to campus!
25th Reunion Yearbook
Dear Fellow Class of 1994ers,
Can you believe that it is almost time for our 25th reunion at Bowdoin? I don’t know about you, but I still think of myself as 25…and then I bend down to pick something up and hear my knees crackle and pop.
So much has changed in the past 25 years. While I was running Tower stairs to get in shape for the cross country ski team during freshman year, I had no idea that 28 years later I’d have a phone (that I carried around in my pocket!) to count my steps and flights for me. And who would have thought that the facebook we spent hours pouring over would someday be viewed on those phones, spelled with a capital F, and include everyone we’d ever meet in life?
I was visiting my parents in Colorado for the holidays and found that old facebook (the lowercase, print version). Did you spend as many hours as I did in those first few months, pouring over it trying to decide whom you hoped would be your Screw Your Roommate date? I’m more than a little embarrassed to admit that there is still a big heart drawn in, as could only have been done by a teen girl who came of age in the 1980s (probably while listening to Madonna’s Crazy for You, even though we’d never actually had a conversation), around Soames Flowerree’s picture. (I hope I’m not embarrassing him too much.)
My date with Soames was as awkward as could be, and our next (first?) real conversation happened just five years ago at our twentieth reunion. It was amazing to catch up, even with someone whom I’d barely known in college (our paths went completely different directions after about 9:30 p.m. that night), because we had a shared history through that incredible place ‘neath the pines. Four years at Bowdoin contributed to whom we became and our similarities are as remarkable as our differences.
Which brings me to why I am writing. I’m looking for just a few minutes of your time, and a handful of memories.
Tradition at Bowdoin dictates that the 25th reunion class create a mini yearbook where each of our classmates gets a page to catch us up on what you’ve been doing. Sure, we can go to capital F, Facebook and see what you’ve posted, but do you really want us to virtually catch up with you through the holiday party posts that your coworkers have tagged to you?
What we need from you to make the book is a .pdf with your name at the top (maiden, if you think we will have trouble figuring out who you are), as much of your address as you’d like to share, and maybe answer a few of the questions in the samples. Beyond that, go wild. The visual folks can send photos, the writers can send text…if you’re an artist, please feel free to draw pictures. And, if you are completely out of ideas, you are welcome to just answer the list of questions that we’ve included and we will make that work, too.
I’ve included some examples to get you started. Spoiler: my life isn’t that interesting.
- Yearbook Sample Page 1 - question style
- Yearbook Sample Page 2 - text style
- Yearbook Sample Page 3 - image style
To claim your page in the 25th Reunion Book, we will need the .pdf from you by February 1, 2019. It’s a quick turnaround, but, in exchange, the final book will be sent to you before Reunion Weekend. Submit your page by sending your completed .pdf to email@example.com.
All the best,
Alexa Fitzpatrick, ’94
P.S. I’d love to create pages for Linda Geffner and Marc Guerette, if anyone wants to send in pictures or stories. Is there anyone else in our class we should be remembering?
- What are your favorite memories of Bowdoin?
- What was your favorite tradition?
- Where would you have been on a Saturday night at Bowdoin?
- What songs most remind you of Bowdoin?
- What would surprise 22 year old you most about your life now?
- What do you think your classmates would be most surprised to learn about you now?
- What would you like to share about the people in your life?
- What have you been doing since Bowdoin?
- What do you do for fun?
- What have you done to further the common good?
- What Bowdoin friends are you still connected to?
- What did you have at Bowdoin that you wish you had now?
- What do you have now that you wish you’d had a Bowdoin?
- What would you change about your Bowdoin experience?
- What course do you wish you had taken at Bowdoin?
- What did your Bowdoin experience give you that inspires you still?