Bowdoin Students Speak About Serving in Maine for Weekly TV Show

Three Bowdoin students are this week’s guests on the public affairs television program “State of the State,” which is broadcast statewide. They will be speaking about serving Maine’s communities.

Tom Gawarkiewicz ’15, Maine Center for Economic Policy’s summer fellow, will host the show. He interviews two Bowdoin students, Danielle Orchant ’14 and Courtney Chuang ’15.

Tom Gawarkiewicz’s Op-ed in Portland paper
Tom Gawarkiewicz’s op-ed on immigration reform and its impacts on Maine was published in the Portland Press Herald Aug. 6. “The current immigration reform debate in Washington has significant implications for Maine, where population growth is now entirely dependent on immigration,” he writes.

This summer, all three students have Community Matters in Maine fellowships from Bowdoin’s McKeen Center and Environmental Studies program to work at organizations that serve in a range of ways, from helping immigrants, disadvantaged children or the homeless to protecting the environment. Chuang is working at Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program in Brunswick and Orchant is working for the Mitchell Institute in Portland.

“State of the State” is put on weekly by the Maine Center for Economic Policy to address Maine issues.

The Bowdoin show will air tonight at 7 p.m., and again on Thursday at 6 p.m. and Friday at 10 a.m. on TWC Channel 9 statewide.

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