Dever Graduates from Centre College
by Wayne Allen
At Centre College’s Commencement ceremony on May 19, Lauren Dever of Portsmouth received a B.A. degree in studio art . While at Centre she studied abroad in Spain.
The College’s 190th Commencement saw the largest graduating class in Centre’s history. Martha Raddatz, ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent and moderator of the 2012 Vice Presidential Debate, was this year’s featured commencement speaker. She received an honorary doctor of humane letters from Centre during the ceremony.
Award-winning sculptor Edward Norton Hamilton, Jr., also received an honorary doctor of humane letters from the College during the ceremony.
The 293-member class presented an impressive lineup, graduating three Fulbright Fellowship recipients and 78 students with honors. In addition, 86 percent of the class studied abroad at least once during their four years at the College.
Dever is the daughter of Robert and Judy Dever of Portsmouth and is a graduate of Wheelersburg High School.
Centre College, founded in 1819, is a nationally ranked liberal arts college in Danville, Ky. Centre hosted its second Vice Presidential Debate on 10.11.12, and remains the smallest college in the smallest town ever to host a general election debate.
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