Area Residents Graduate from Colby College
2013 Jun 14Area residents were among 502 seniors who graduated from Colby College May 26, receiving bachelor of arts degrees at the bicentennial-year commencement in Waterville, Maine. As commencement speaker, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Colby alumnus Gregory White Smith urged members of the Class of 2013 to "embrace curiosity and open-mindedness and always keep a healthy dose of skepticism." "You have to practice sensitivity to others and always treat respectfully the people with whom you disagree," he said. "And you have to develop a secure sense of who you are. Now if those things sound familiar, they should. Those are the things that you've been learning for the last four years." Colby President William D. Adams handed a diploma to each of the graduates.