Multimedia: Bowdoin Celebrates Baccalaureate 2013

Bowdoin College held its 2013 Baccalaureate ceremony Friday, May 24, in Sidney J. Watson Arena, marking the official close of the academic year and celebrating the College’s 208th Commencement.

Former U.S. Secretary of State 2013 and honorary degree recipient Madeleine Albright delivered the keynote address. President Barry Mills presided over the ceremony, and addressed access to higher education and affordability, and the value of a liberal arts education.

Dean of Student Affairs Tim Foster delivered “Voices from Bowdoin’s Past,” a Baccalaureate tradition in which he spoke of “Bowdoin and Diplomacy,” a nod to this year’s keynote speaker, Secretary Albright. Marissa Daisy Alioto ’13 delivered the student address, “A Tent in Manhattan.”

The entire ceremony was streamed live. Commencement will also be streamed live here on the BDS.

Read more about Baccalaureate and find links to the speeches here.

Photos by Michele Stapleton

Leave a Comment