The Spring/Summer 2023 issue highlights the BC community pursuing passions that lead to bolder lives.
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Spring/Summer 2023 The Bridgewater College Magazine

Magazine Stories

January 11, 2024

Ann Ringgold Rainard ’87 Enjoys Common Threads Between Quilting and Programming

Sewing is a common thread between Ann Ringgold Rainard ’87 and her grandmother, mother and three great-aunts. Her talented relatives pieced comforter tops and taught a young Rainard how to…

April 23, 2023

The Pursuit of Passions: A Liberal Arts Education Opens Windows on the World

Bridgewater College’s commitment to the liberal arts goes beyond simply ensuring students are “well-rounded.” It grounds them in the skills of critical thinking, creativity and communication, and prepares them to…

April 23, 2023

Jessy Wilson ’19 Works to Protect Raptors and Help Them Thrive

At just shy of 10 feet, the California condor has the largest wingspan of any land bird in North America. That’s almost twice the length of Jessy Wilson ’19, who…

April 23, 2023

Robert Newlen ’75 Uses Art as Inspiration for Life

Robert Newlen ’75 has several passions that come to mind, including the Library of Congress where he worked for 42 years and his beloved alma mater, Bridgewater College. But his…

April 23, 2023

Dr. Christian Sheridan Makes the Connection Between Cycling and Teaching

Dr. Christian Sheridan, Associate Professor of English and Department Chair at Bridgewater, teaches classical, medieval and early modern literature, as well as poetry, medievalism and popular culture. When he’s not…

April 23, 2023

Carl Fike ’78 is on a Mission to Help Children in Need

At the age of 10, Carl Fike’s eyes were opened to the needs of others and ways to help, when he attended a dentist’s presentation on a mission trip to…