STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Bianca MacDonald Graduates From Hamilton College

Below is an announcement from Hamilton College via Merit:

CLINTON, NY — Bianca MacDonald, of Wilmington, received a bachelor of arts degree from Hamilton College on Saturday, May 22, 2021 in a Commencement ceremony concluding the college’s 209th year.

A creative writing and economics major at Hamilton, Macdonald graduated with departmental honors in creative writing and now joins an alumni body of more than 24,000, many of whom have made important contributions to business, the professions, government, and the arts.

Ty Seidule, a military historian and the College’s inaugural Chamberlain Fellow, was awarded an honorary degree and delivered the Commencement address. He advised the graduates never to stop learning and striving to achieve the College’s motto, Know Thyself.

“Know your own history. Know your community’s history. Keep questioning. Because that is really the only way to know thyself,” he said.

Originally founded in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy, Hamilton College offers an open curriculum that gives students the freedom to shape their own liberal arts education within a research- and writing-intensive framework. Hamilton enrolls 1,850 students from 49 states and 49 countries. Additional information about the college can be found at

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