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Chris Bodkin, '71

podcast icon Posted Wednesday, October 29, 2008. Total length: 17:40

"...[the war] just seemed to never end. It was a very depressing time, the '60s."
Chris Bodkin

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Chris Bodkin started at Dowling in 1967 when it was still Adelphi Suffolk College. He graduated in 1971 with a BA in Social Science. A political science major, Chris is currently a Councilman on the Islip Town Board.

This interview features excerpts from an oral history in which Chris describes his early connection to the College growing up in Sayville, his experience with the draft lottery for the Vietnam War, and what it was like meeting Robert Dowling, the College's namesake. Chris' interview is part of Born in the Sixties, a year-long look at the first year of Dowling College in 1968-69.

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