Local students graduate from Williams College.

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., June 2, 2024—Williams College President Maud S. Mandel today conferred Bachelor of Arts degrees to 6 local graduates at the college’s 235th Commencement. Lonnie Bunch, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, was the principal speaker.

This year’s local graduates are as follows:

From Adams: Daniel Pompi

From North Adams: Darlie Kerns

From Pittsfield: Ria Kedia and Brian Lavinio Jr.

From Williamstown: Jakin Miller and Luke Swann


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 2, 2024