BAR HARBOR — The College of the Atlantic awarded diplomas to more than 70 graduates Saturday.

Students from 18 states, the District of Columbia and nine foreign countries received their bachelor’s degrees at the Bar Harbor school’s 41st commencement, all in human ecology, the school’s only major.

The commencement speaker was Dr. Paul Farmer, a 1992 College of the Atlantic graduate who went on to co-found the international social justice and health organization Partners In Health.

Farmer is an anthropologist and physician whose research has been credited with helping transform treatment of infectious disease in some of the world’s poorest countries.

 

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