BRUNSWICK, ME (05/27/2014)(readMedia)– During Bowdoin College‘s 209th Commencement ceremony, held May 24, 2014, bachelor of arts degrees were awarded to students from 37 states, the District of Columbia, and 15 countries and territories.
Brendan William McDermott of East Lyme, and a member of the Bowdoin College Class of 2014, graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a major in Economics and a minor in Government and Legal Studies.
Kevin Miao of East Lyme, and a member of the Bowdoin College Class of 2014, graduated with a major in Economics and a minor in Mathematics.
Lucy E. L. Walker of Lyme, and a member of the Bowdoin College Class of 2014, graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a major in English and Visual Arts .
About Bowdoin College
Bowdoin College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in Brunswick, Maine, about 25 miles north of Portland. One of the oldest colleges in the nation, it received its charter in 1794. Bowdoin enrolls approximately 1,750 students from across the country and around the world.
Notable alumni include 14th U.S. President Franklin Pierce (class of 1824), writers Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (both 1825), African-American newspaper editor John Brown Russwurm (1826), Civil War hero Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (1852), Arctic explorer Robert E. Peary (1877), former Senate Majority Leader and architect of the Ireland peace accord George J. Mitchell (1954), former U.S. Defense Secretary William Cohen (1962), and Olympic gold medalist Joan Benoit Samuelson (1979).