BATES COLLEGE 2015 graduates

LEWISTON — The following students graduated from Bates College at the school’s 149th commencement ceremony on May 31:

• Emily Clark, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth J. Clark, of Readfield, graduated summa cum laude after majoring in physics. She is a 2011 graduate of the Maranacook Community School. In her first year at Bates, Clark received the Charles A. Dana Award, the highest academic honor first-year students receive at the college. She graduated as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious liberal arts honor society and Sigma Xi, a national honor society that recognizes excellence in scientific research.

• Fiona Robins, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Christopher A. Robins, of Whitefield, graduated after majoring in environmental studies. She is a 2011 graduate of New Paltz Central High School.

• Gilbert Taylor, son of Keith Taylor and Laurie Carlson Taylor, of Hallowell, graduated after majoring in classical and medieval studies. He is a 2010 graduate of Kents Hill School.

• Lily Christine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter C. Christine, of Alna, graduated cum laude after majoring in English. She is a 2011 graduate of homeschooling.

• Peter Cole, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey B. Cole, of Carrabassett Valley, graduated after majoring in physics. He is a 2010 graduate of Carrabassett Valley Academy.

• Colby Gail, daughter of Dr. Aubrey C. Gail and Elizabeth E. Baldwin, of Topsham, graduated after majoring in rhetoric and American cultural studies. She is a 2011 graduate of Mt. Ararat High School.

• Tyler Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Randy and Lori Jones, of Newport, graduated after majoring in Russian and European studies. He is a 2011 graduate of Nokomis Regional High School.

• Frances Leslie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Seaver W. Leslie, of Wiscasset, graduated after majoring in art and visual culture. She is a 2011 graduate of North Yarmouth Academy.

• Regan Radulski, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Radulski, of Topsham, graduated after majoring in dance. She is a 2011 graduate of Mt. Ararat High School.

• Graham Safford, son of Lori L. Safford, of Carrabassett Valley, graduated after majoring in religious studies. He is a 2011 graduate of Hampden Academy.

• Felix Xie, son of Mr. Hai Ming Xie and Ms. Mei Yi Chen, of Skowhegan, graduated after majoring in environmental studies. He is a 2011 graduate of Skowhegan Area High School.

About the college: Located in Lewiston, Bates is internationally recognized as a leading college of the liberal arts, attracting 2,000 students from across the United States and around the world. In the 2015 graduating class alone, Bates students represented 32 states and 37 countries. With a commitment to affordability, Bates has always admitted students without regard to gender, race, religion or national origin. Cultivating intellectual discovery and informed civic action, Bates prepares leaders sustained by a love of learning and zeal for responsible stewardship of the wider world. Learn more at bates.edu.


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