LEWISTON, MAINE – Bates College graduated 469 students from 36 states and 36 countries on May 26, 2019.
Cumulatively, the Class of 2019 performed 80,000 hours of community service, exemplifying Bates’ commitment to community learning and civic action.
- Jake Atwood, of Natick, graduated Magna Cum Laude after majoring in English and minoring in Spanish at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Atwood, the child of Mr. John B. Atwood and Mrs. Beth A. Wald of Natick, Mass., is a 2015 graduate of Noble and Greenough School.
In their first year at Bates, Atwood received the Charles Dana Award, the highest honor Bates bestows on students in their freshman year. Atwood graduates as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, an organization recognized as conferring the highest undergraduate academic honors and as the oldest Greek letter society in the US.
- Eugenie Planche, of South Natick, Mass., graduated after majoring in psychology and minoring in French and Francophone studies at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Planche, the child of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick C. Planche of Natick, Mass., is a 2015 graduate of Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart.
- Chris Hassan, of Framingham, graduated after majoring in politics and minoring in French and Francophone studies and history at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Hassan, the child of Mr. and Mrs. Michael G. Hassan of Framingham, is a 2015 graduate of Framingham High School.
- Sydney Howard, of Ashland, graduated after majoring in sociology and minoring in mathematics at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Howard, the child of Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Howard of Ashland, Mass., is a 2015 graduate of St. Mark’s School.
- Kevin Claflin, of Natick, graduated after majoring in sociology and minoring in philosophy at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Claflin, the child of Mr. and Mrs. George Claflin of Natick, Mass., is a 2015 graduate of Blair Academy.
Located in Lewiston, Maine, Bates is internationally recognized as a leading college of the liberal arts, attracting 2,000 students from across the U.S. and around the world. Since 1855, Bates has been dedicated to educating the whole person through creative and rigorous scholarship in a collaborative residential community.
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