"It’s Brittney’s time to make her own adventure. I raised her the best I could, and I’m giving her back to God. She proved me right. She did a great job, and I am really proud of her. She is my first college graduate. I thank you, Bates, so much. And we’ll be back."
— Lenore Owens P’14, mother of Brittney Davis ‘14, who arrived for Commencement after driving nonstop from Chicago with a host of family members
(Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)