FREDERICK, Md. - Three hundred and fifty students were awarded degrees here Saturday during commencement ceremonies at Hood College.
U.S. Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky, the commencement speaker, was presented with an honorary doctor of laws degree by college President Shirley D. Peterson.
Peterson presented bachelor's degrees to 181 undergraduates and master's degrees to 169 graduate students.
Members of the graduating class came from 13 states and 10 countries. Sixty-eight graduates were Brodbeck Scholars, students who were 23 or older when they enrolled at Hood.
Twila J. Cheung of Hagerstown was awarded the Hood College Academic Achievement Prize, presented to the graduating senior with the best academic record.