Archives for "Commencement"


Wednesday

June 2, 1999 12:00 am

Area students to graduate from Bates

Two area residents received bachelor’s degrees during Bates College’s 133rd commencement exercises Monday, May 31 in an outdoor ceremony on the main campus quadrangle. Richard C. Holbrooke, career diplomat and chief negotiator for the 1995 Dayton peace accord that served to suspend ethnic cleansing and warfare in Bosnia, received an honorary doctorate of laws and delivered the commencement address to an audience of some 2,500 at the ceremonies in front of historic Coram Library. Beneath sunny skies, Bates President Donald W. Harward conferred bachelor’s degrees on 417 graduates.

Monday

May 25, 1998 1:28 pm

Profile of Bates' class of 1998

Profile of Bates’ class of 1998.

Monday

May 25, 1998 1:21 pm

Local residents among Bates grads

Fifteen area residents received bachelor’s degrees during Bates College’s 132nd commencement exercises Monday in an outdoor ceremony on the main quadrangle. Doris Kearns-Goodwin, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, delivered the commencement address to an audience of some 3,000.

Tuesday

June 3, 1997 10:32 am

Andover student celebrates graduation by waterskiing on Lake Andrews

Stuart Abelson, a graduating senior from Andover, Mass., left Bates with a splash, when he waterskied across Lake Andrews on May 23, wearing a Bobcat mascot suit. Abelson was towed by a car driving alongside the two acre-size body of water that the students affectionately call “the puddle.” Abelson’s single pass on Lake Andrews lasted about 15 seconds.

Monday

May 26, 1997 12:50 pm

Nobel Prize winner Oscar Arias receives Bates degree

Former president of Costa Rica Oscar Arias told 472 Bates College graduates that the future of the world lies in “the defense of humanitarian values” at Monday’s outdoor commencement exercises before a crowd of 3,500.

Monday

May 26, 1997 12:41 pm

Area residents are among Bates grads

Twenty area residents received bachelor’s degrees during Bates College’s 131st commencement exercises on Monday (May 26) in an outdoor ceremony on the main quadrangle. Oscar Arias, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning former president of Costa Rica, delivered the commencement address to an audience of some 3,000.

Thursday

June 6, 1996 12:00 am

Gulbrandsen receives honorary degree

Longtime Wellesley resident Natalie Webber Gulbrandsen was one of four distinguished recipients of honorary degrees at the 130th commencement of Bates College on May 27.

Monday

May 27, 1996 11:43 am

Bates College commencement report

Honorary degrees: Peter J. Gomes, minister of the Memorial Church and Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at Harvard University; Natalie Webber Gulbrandsen, president of the International Association for Religious Freedom; and Edward O. Wilson, entomologist and Pellegrino University Professor at Harvard

Monday

May 27, 1996 11:39 am

Local residents among 1996 graduates

Fifteen area residents received bachelor’s degrees during Bates College’s 130th commencement exercises on Monday (May 27) in an outdoor ceremony on the main quadrangle. The distinguished Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe delivered the commencement address to an audience of some 3,000.