Lonnie Hackett ’14 and ‘His Life-Changing Course’ (The Forecaster)

Lonnie Hackett ’14

Lonnie Hackett ’14

The Forecaster, a local paper, describes Bowdoin senior Lonnie Hackett as “an unsung hero.” The newspaper recounts how Hackett started Bowdoin as a fairly typical high-achieving student and athlete with a plan to become a sports doctor. But a trip to Zambia the summer before his sophomore year changed his mind and his life. “I had been very focused on getting good grades and working hard at football and track,” the Bangor native told the paper. “But something was missing.” Read the full story to learn about the nonprofit Hackett founded that is providing medical services and health education to Zambian children.

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