Bates College holds 145th commencement

Posted May 29, 2011, at 10:14 a.m.

LEWISTON, Maine — Some 440 students are receiving degrees at Bates College’s 145th commencement.

Diplomas are being awarded to students from 35 states and 42 countries at Sunday’s ceremony in Lewiston.

Honorary degrees are being awarded Bates pianist Frank Glazer, MIT inventor Robert S. Langer and Harvard College dean Evelynn Hammonds.

Also speaking is outgoing President Elaine Tuttle Hansen, who is leaving after nine years at the college. Hansen has been appointed executive director of the Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University.

 

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