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.
This interview runs 17 minutes and 40 seconds. The complete oral history is kept in the Dowling College Archives.