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On Sunday, May 20, two students from Gig Harbor graduated from Whitman College during the 126th commencement ceremony.
Allison Humble received a Bachelor of the Arts in Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology.
Ann Truscott received a Bachelor of the Arts in Politics.
A total of 420 degrees were conferred at the ceremony in front of an estimated crowd of 4,000 students, famiily members, faculty, staff and guests. The Commencement speaker was Eric Schlosser, journalist and best-selling author of "Fast Food Nation."
The event, held on the scenic South Lawn of the Memorial Building, crowned a celebratory weekend of activities, including the 50-year reunion of the Class of 1962 and the college's traditional Baccalaureate, held Saturday afternoon in Cordiner Hall.
Whitman College, in Walla Walla, Wash., is nationally renowned for offering a rigorous, well-rounded liberal arts undergraduate education. An independent, non-sectarian residential college, Whitman fosters intellectual vitality, confidence and leadership in its 1,450 students. Also noted for its commitment to environmental principles, Whitman is characterized by intellect, down-to-earth sensibilities, collaboration over competition and active lifestyle.