Four locals graduate from Colgate

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Members of the Class of 2017 received their diplomas May 21 at the 196th Colgate University Commencement. Poet and Yale professor Claudia Rankine delivered the keynote address.

  • Julia Cooper, Spanish major Magna Cum Laude. Cooper is a graduate of Martha's Vineyard Regional HS, from Edgartown, MA (02539).
  • Dana Jacobs, Political Science major Summa Cum Laude. Jacobs is a graduate of Transfer/Adv Standing, from Vineyard Haven, MA (02568).
  • Olivia Miller, Economics & Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies major Cum Laude. Miller is a graduate of Nauset Regional High School, from Harwich, MA (02645).
  • Jessica O'Malley, Physics major Cum Laude. O'Malley is a graduate of Falmouth Academy, from North Falmouth, MA (02556).
  • Colgate University is a highly selective residential liberal arts institution distinguished by its commitment to global engagement, student-faculty research, off-campus study, sustainable practices, and the utilization of technology to enhance the teaching and learning experience.

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