EASTON, Penn – Heather Gates of Framingham graduated summa cum laude from Lafayette College.
She earned a bachelor of science in neuroscience Psi Chi.
The ceremony featured an address by William D. Adams, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Lafayette’s grads, “products of the liberal arts and sciences, are the really lucky ones,” said Adams. “For you’ve had an education that will work across every part of your lives and that will continue to demonstrate its value over time.”
President Alison Byerly conferred degrees and gave farewell remarks to the class.
Pepper Prize Winner Guilherme Ferreira de Avila ’16 presented a sword once owned by the Marquis de Lafayette to fellow graduates as an invitation to seize the responsibilities that come with a Lafayette education.
Lafayette is a liberal arts college with 2,450 students and 215 full-time faculty that offers a wide variety of undergraduate degree programs including engineering.