WATERVILLE, ME — Steven J. Parrott, of Wilmington, was one of 482 seniors who graduated from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, May 27, receiving a bachelor of arts degree at the College’s 197th Commencement. U.S. Senator Susan Collins was the guest speaker.
Parrott, who majored in economics with a concentration in financial markets, attended Saint Johns Preparatory School and is the son of Sherman and Patricia Parrott of Wilmington, Mass.
Senator Susan Collins spoke to a crowd of more than 3,000 and decried the “era of ever-worsening divisiveness” that threatens the sense of community that has characterized our country.
Within Congress, the 24-hour news cycle, and social media, “hyper-partisanship, insult, intolerance, and accusation are poisoning our discourse, turning us against one another, and preventing us from coming together to solve problems,” she said.
Colby President David A. Greene handed a diploma to each of the graduates.
About Colby College
Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby offers a rigorous academic program rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 58 majors or developing their own. Colby’s innovative and ambitious campaign, Dare Northward, will support deeper connections between the College and the world and a fully inclusive experience for all Colby students. Colby is home to a community of 2,000 dedicated and diverse students from more than 80 countries. Its Waterville, Maine, location provides unique access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.
(NOTE: The above announcement is from Colby College via Merit.)
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