It is nearly inconceivable that thousands of miles away you might have the chance of bumping into other Bowdoin friends and faculty. We were fortunate enough to bump into Professors Franco and Pearlman on the steps of a Greek theatre in Syracuse. If anything, this coincidence reminded me that the world of Bowdoin is larger than initially imagined. As a nearing graduate, I am comforted in the thought that Bowdoin community promises to support all of us even when we move beyond the comfortable, drowsy hills of Brunswick. The people we meet and the knowledge we gain through our travels and trials will serve us throughout our lives. There are few greater gifts out there.