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Local Students Graduate from Williams College

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., June 4, 2023—Williams College President Maud S. Mandel today conferred Bachelor of Arts degrees to 11 local graduates at the college’s 234th Commencement. Environmental Defense Fund President Fred Krupp was the principal speaker.

This year’s local graduates are as follows:

From Clarksburg: Ruth Bristol

From Lanesboro: Nicole Jones

From Lee: Homer Winston

From Stockbridge: Robin Lamb

From West Stockbridge: Soffia Smedvig

From Williamstown: Aidan Duncan, Jacob Fink, Brady Foehl, Josephine Gollin, Simon Kent, and Leah Majumder.


Founded in 1793, Williams College is the second-oldest institution of higher learning in Massachusetts. The college’s approximately 2,000 undergraduate students are taught by a faculty noted for the quality of their teaching and research, and the achievement of academic goals includes active participation of students with faculty in their research. The college is also home to roughly 100 Master’s students enrolled in its renowned graduate programs in Development Economics and the History of Art (the latter offered in collaboration with the Clark Art Institute). Students’ educational experience is enriched by the residential campus environment in Williamstown, Mass., which provides a host of opportunities for interaction with one another and with faculty beyond the classroom. Admission decisions on U.S. applicants are made regardless of a student’s financial ability, and the college provides grants and other assistance to meet the demonstrated needs of all who are admitted.


Published June 4, 2023