GREAT BARRINGTON, MA - Coco Raymond of Dennisport, MA, recently graduated summa cum laude from Bard College at Simon's Rock with a Bachelor of Artsin Studio Arts: Ceramics and Archival and Museum Studies.
Raymond was one of 166 students to graduate from the oldest and most pretigious early college in the nation on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Sixty-six undergraduates received their B.A. degrees and 100 students received their A.A. degrees.
Award-winning author and Harvard Professor Jamaica Kincaid spoke at Commencement on the practice of kindness and overcoming the borders that separate us. "We all come from somewhere else. We are not blood and soil. We are this delicate, fragile, ridiculous thing called a human being," said Kincaid. Read more about Commencement 2019 at Simon's Rock.
Bard College at Simon's Rock: The Early College is the only college in the country specifically designed for highly motivated students ready to enter college after the 10th or 11th grade. Simon's Rock offers a rigorous program in the liberal arts and sciences, taught exclusively in small seminars by a supportive, highly trained faculty, who are leading scholars in their fields. The Princeton Review's Best 380 Colleges rates academics at Simon's Rock higher than Harvard and Princeton. For more information, visit www.simons-rock.edu.