Video: Seniors of 2011 reflect on defining Bates moments

Each Commencement season, we share brief videos of Bates seniors reflecting on their Bates experience. These comments come from a recent Trustee luncheon, where each year the invited seniors in attendance respond to President Elaine Tuttle Hansen’s invitation to offer impromptu comments.

Simone Pathe ’11

Here, Simone Pathe ’11 of Madison, N.J., reflects on how her experiences in Lewiston and Rwanda helped break down barriers for her.

Emily Howe ’11

Emily Howe ’11 of Carlisle, Mass., reflects on her first Bates visit, and how discouragement turned to hope after getting solid college advice from Bates coaches.

Uriel Gonzalez ’11

Here, Uriel Gonzalez ’11 of Von Ormy, Texas, reflects on being the ineffable quality of Bates: its people.

Margaret Cadden ’11

Here, Margaret Cadden ’11 of Reading, Mass., reflects on how she could engage in the breadth of Bates life while pursuing the intellectual demands of her neuroscience major.

Drew Gallagher ’11

Here, Drew Gallagher ’11 of Lowell, Mass., reflects on the happy ending of one admission tour this spring.

Emily Cassidy ’11

Here, Emily Cassidy ’11 of East Hampton, N.Y., recalls meeting “the criminology guy” — her adviser, Professor of Sociology Sawyer Sylvester.

Ben McCall ’11

Here, Ben McCall of South Portland, Maine, reflects on Bates’ connection to Maine students.

Molly Newton ’11

Here, Molly Newton ’11 of Northampton, Mass., recalls how she answered a parent’s question: “Why is Bates different?”

Walter Garcia ’11

Here, Walter Garcia ’11 of Deer Isle, Maine, who took a year off from Bates and will graduate in 2012, joined his 2011 classmates at the luncheon and recalls his debating experiences.

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