Local resident graduates from Macalester College

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

St. Paul, Minn. – Emma Burt, the child of Linda and Roy Burt of Shoreline, WA, graduated from Macalester College on Saturday, May 13. Burt received a liberal arts degree in Psychology. Burt is a graduate of Shorewood High School.

Macalester College President Brian Rosenberg presented diplomas to 518 graduating seniors. The ceremony also featured an academic procession led by the college’s pipe band, flag bearers representing 37 countries of the 63 graduating international seniors plus the U.S. and U.N. flags, faculty in academic robes.

The Honorable Wilhelmina Wright, a United States District Court Judge for the District of Minnesota and former Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, was the 2017 commencement speaker at the Macalester College graduation ceremony. Connor Valenti, a computer science major from St. Louis, Mo., was the senior class speaker. Judge Wright received an honorary degree along with retiring faculty members Martin Gunderson ‘68 and Stan Wagon.

Macalester College, founded in 1874, is a liberal arts college with a full-time enrollment of 2,108 students. Macalester is nationally recognized for its long-standing commitment to academic excellence, internationalism, multiculturalism, and civic engagement.



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