Commencement honorands announced!

Hello, Bates Class of 2023 Families –

We are excited to let you know that Bates has just announced the 2023 honorand class

The following individuals will receive honorary degrees from Bates on Sunday, May 28 at the Class of 2023’s Commencement ceremony:

  • J. Drew Lanham, ornithologist, naturalist, and writer
  • Michael Lewis, author of award-winning nonfiction including Moneyball and The Big Short
  • Julieanna Richardson, founder and executive director of The History Makers, an archive of African American oral histories
  • Shankar Vedantam, science correspondent; founder and host of Hidden Brain

Professor Lanham will serve as our Commencement speaker. The Class of 2023 senior speaker has not yet been announced.

We look forward to sharing more details as May 28 approaches. Remember that the Commencement site is an excellent resource that is frequently updated.

With best regards,
The Bates Parent Team 

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