Three Locals Earn Degrees from Bates College

More local graduates make us proud...

LEWISTON, ME - 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.

  • Sara Buscher, of Falmouth, Mass., graduated Magna Cum Laude after majoring in biology and minoring in Spanish at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Buscher, the child of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Buscher of Falmouth, Mass., is a 2015 graduate of Falmouth High School. Buscher 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..
  • Mimi Crowley, of West Wareham, Mass., graduated after majoring in politics and minoring in religious studies at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Crowley, the child of Jacqueline L. Crowley of West Wareham, Mass., and Donald Miller of Houston, Texas, is a 2015 graduate of Sturgis Charter School West.
  • Hannah Smith, of Sandwich, Mass., graduated after majoring in neuroscience at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Smith, the child of Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Smith of Sandwich, Mass., is a 2015 graduate of Falmouth 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.

With a commitment to affordability, Bates has always admitted students without regard to gender, race, religion or national origin. Cultivating intellectual discovery and informed civic action, Bates prepares leaders sustained by a love of learning and zeal for responsible stewardship of the wider world.

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