Walker Receives Academic Prize at Bowdoin College

BRUNSWICK, ME (05/20/2014)(readMedia)– Lucy Walker, of Lyme, a member of the Bowdoin College Class of 2014, was awarded the Richard P. Martel Jr. Memorial Prize at Bowdoin’s annual Honors Day ceremony, held May 7, 2014.

Walker is majoring 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).

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