August 2, 2018

Meet Amelia Wilhelm, Bates College

Amelia Wilhelm - Bates Courtesy of Bates Sports Information

Amelia Wilhelm helped Bates win two straight NCAA Rowing Championships and graduated cum laude with a degree from Bates in chemistry. A four-year Dean’s List student, she was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and Sigma Xi Research Honor Society, while also earning the College Key Award and the Mary Brushwein Award from the Bates Chemistry Department. A Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete Award winner, she was named to the NESCAC All-Academic Team three times.

Wilhelm, a native of Charlotte, North Carolina, helped the Bobcats win their second straight NCAA National Championship and contributed to the Bates Second Varsity Eight boat victories at the NESCAC, NIRC, and the New England Championships.

Wilhelm developed a passion for helping and teaching others during her time at Bates. She served as a student manager for the Academic Resource Commons at Bates, overseeing the peer tutors and developing workshops for supplemental learning for students. She also assisted the Bates Residential Life Staff, working as a Junior Advisor and Residence Coordinator and was a Career Development Fellow for the Bates Career Development Center. Wilhelm contributed as a teaching and research assistant in the Bates Chemistry Department and guided campus tours for the Bates Admissions Office. Off campus, she volunteered as a teaching assistant in a science classroom in the Lewiston Public School System and volunteered at St. Mary’s Hospital.