Bates College awarded diplomas to 458 students on the historic quad of its Lewiston campus Sunday.

It was the college’s 151st commencement.

Geoffrey Canada, an American educator whose work has transformed the lives of thousands of young people, delivered the commencement address and received an honorary degree.

Honorary degrees were also awarded to Sen. Susan Collins, actor and Lewiston native Patrick Dempsey and Wanda M. Corn, an American art historian and member of the class of 1962.

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