- School: Bowdoin College
Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, held its 207th Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 26.
The following Bowdoin College graduates are from Needham:
- Matthew Bezreh graduated from Bowdoin, majoring in Economics.
- Jordan Lalor graduated from Bowdoin, majoring in Government and Legal Studies.
- Christina Matulis graduated from Bowdoin, majoring in Neuroscience.
- Caroline McNamara graduated from Bowdoin, majoring in Economics and minoring in Spanish.
- Stephen Wagner graduated cum laude from Bowdoin, majoring in Economics and minoring in Asian Studies.
Bachelor of arts degrees were awarded to 451 students from 40 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and 15 foreign countries.
More about Bowdoin's 207th Commencement exercises can be found online at bowdoin.edu.
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).