Area students to graduate from Bates
Four area residents will receive bachelor’s degrees during Bates College’s 136th commencement exercises Monday, May 27, in an outdoor ceremony on the main campus quadrangle. Stephen Weinberg, noted physicist and Nobel laureate, will receive an honorary doctor of science degree and deliver the commencement address. In his last commencement before retiring, Donald W. Harward, president of Bates College, will confer bachelor’s degrees on approximately 420 seniors at 10 a.m. in an outdoor ceremony in front of Coram Library. In the event of rain, graduation exercises will be held in the nearby Margaret Hopkins Merrill Gymnasium.
Joining Weinberg as honorary-degree recipients will be internationally acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns; former Surgeon General of the Unites States M. Joycelyn Elders; and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein.
Kimberly R. Bosse will graduate with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology. A dean’s list student, she received a summer 2000 Maine Campus Compact AmeriCorps Education award. Bosse also served as a junior adviser during the 2000-01 academic year and enrolled in a 2001 Short Term unit in which students biked 1,400 kilometers from France to Spain. A member of the College Key, an honorary organization whose members are chosen on the basis of academic standing, campus and community service, leadership and future promise, she received a summer 2001 community work-study fellowship. A 1998 graduate of Edward Little High School, she is the daughter of Cynthia Bosse, 16 Brentwood Drive, and Regis Bosse, Lewiston.
Alison C. Daigle will graduate with a bachelor of science degree in chemistry. A member of the riding club, she is the daughter of Alan and Gail Daigle, Quaker Ridge Road. Daigle is a 1998 graduate of Leavitt Area High School.
Kenneth Kobori, formerly of Kobe City, Japan, will graduate with a bachelor of arts degree in music. A dean’s list student, he was a member of the men’s crew team and performed a saxophone recital as part of his senior thesis in music. A 1998 graduate of the Canadian Academy of Kobe City, he is the son of Imiko Kobori and the late Willie Yu.
Jason E. Plog will graduate with a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy. A member of the men’s Nordic ski team, he served as a junior adviser during the 2000-01 academic year. Plog was a member of the Outing Club and competed with the Bates Ballroom Dance team. He enrolled in a 1999 anthropology Short Term course titled “Environment and Environmentalism” in which students traveled to Utah. Plog is the son of Thomas and Veronica Plog, Ridge Runner Road, and is a 1998 graduate of Mount Abram Regional High School.