Area Resident Graduates with Honors from Colby College
2013 Aug 8Abbott Matthews of Wilson graduated magna cum laude from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, on May 26, 2013. Completing two majors, Matthews graduated with distinction in both Latin American studies and government and with honors in Latin American studies. She was also one of 48 students from Colby inducted into Phi Beta Kappa this spring. She will work for the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies in Washington, D.C., followed by nine months in Brazil as a Fulbright Scholar beginning in February 2014. As an athlete, Matthews qualified in hammer for the NCAA Division III Track and Field Nationals, ranked in the top 20 nationally, and was selected for the NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Team. Matthews is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Mark C. Matthews of Wilson.