May 2011 - George Bonniwell '61

Photo: George Bonniwell 61

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May's Macbassador of the Month is George Bonniwell '61, a role model for all Macalester alumni volunteers, who found one of the few remaining copies of the Class of 1961 first-year class photo.

George signs up to help whenever he can and always comes through with quiet, effective leadership and good humor. George is a member of the Alumni Board and is an active member of the board's Nominations and Student Support committees. Throughout the years, he has participated in planning nearly all of his class's reunions, and is currently the co-chair of the Class of 1961 50-Year Reunion Program Committee. His enthusiasm for volunteering for Mac is contagious; he convinced his wife Charlotte Yost Bonniwell '62 to volunteer for her 50th as well.

George and Charlotte are Scot Society members, helping Macalester maintain its high-quality educational resources and provide financial aid to students. They have given to Macalester's Annual Fund nearly every year since 1972.

George is a familiar sight on campus because he rarely misses an opportunity to return for faculty lectures, Alumni Board programs for students, and the annual Alumni College Summer Session. Join us in congratulating George in being MacBassador of the Month.

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