BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) - Maine's Bowdoin College is awarding degrees to 464 graduates at its 208th graduation ceremony.
President Barry Mills will preside over Saturday's commencement at the Brunswick school, with degrees being awarded to students from 42 states and 14 foreign countries and territories.
Honorary doctorate degrees are being awarded at the ceremony to former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Sri Lankan poet Jean Arasanayagam, American Civil War historian David Blight, former Burberry CEO Rose Marie Bravo, Island Institute founder Philip Conkling and trustee emerita C. Lee Herter. The school's also awarding an honorary degree next Saturday during reunion weekend to actor Patrick Dempsey, who grew up in Maine.
Two graduates are giving the commencement speeches. Bowdoin has given graduating seniors the honor of speaking at the commencement since 1806.
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