Waterville, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Colby Collegeawarded an honorary degree to its commencement speaker, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gregory White Smith.

He graduated from the school 40 years ago, and has since written books on art, true crime and other subjects with his life partner.

About 500 graduates from 33 states and 29 countriesreceived degrees at Sunday's commencement.

At Bates College, the co-founder and chairman of Stonyfield Farm organic, Gary Hirshberg, addressed graduates.

Hirshberg also received an honorary degree.

About 450 graduates from 35 states and 28 countriesreceived degrees at the ceremony on Sunday.

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