Bates Alumni Torchbearers

About the Bates Alumni Torchbearers

Our mission is to reach out to the Bates community of alumni to improve student learning, job placement, mentorship, and more. Our focus is on friend-raising.

Upcoming Events

Bates Alumni Night on the Water
Friday, Aug. 8, 5:30 - 9 p.m.
Maritime Museum, 650 Dock Street, Tacoma

Bates Technical College's Associated Student Government alumni organization, the Torchbearers, presents Night on the Water! Join us for an evening of dining, music, and dancing as we head out on a summer cruise around Commencement Bay. We board at 5:30 p.m. and depart at 6 p.m. for a "three-hour tour" - that might sound familiar to a few of you!

Reconnect with old friends, or make new ones. Listen to President Dr. Ron Langrell as he casts the vision of Ensuring a Preferred Future at Bates.

Seats on the "My Girl" are limited, buy your tickets early. Tickets include cruise admission and refreshments. No host bar. Check out the boat at

Questions? Contact Chris Hansen, Student Leader Liaison to the President, at 253.680.7162.