Sebastian Bouknight of Cos Cob received the BA degree, Cum Laude, in Environmental Studies from Carleton College during its 140th Commencement ceremony, held on Saturday, June 14.
Bouknight is the son of Neil and Joanne Bouknight.
Two seniors spoke at the ceremony. Grace Jaffe, a mathematics major from Chicago, presented a speech entitled “Getting Back Up,” and Mitchell Campbell, a psychology major from Superior, Wis. gave a speech entitled “A Community of Trust, an Empire of Memories.”
Carleton also presented an honorary degree during the commencement ceremony to professor David R. Loy ’69, a prolific author and a Zen teacher in the Sanbo Kyodan tradition of Japanese Zen Buddhism. Loy briefly addressed the graduating class, as did Carleton College’s eleventh president Steven Poskanzer.
Founded in 1866, Carleton College is a national top 10, private liberal arts college in the historic river town of Northfield, Minnesota, 45 miles south of Minneapolis/Saint Paul. Best known for its academic excellence and warm, welcoming campus community, Carleton offers 37 majors and 15 concentrations in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.