• Grace Potter to speak, receive honorary degree
     | May 09,2014

    CANTON, N.Y. — Vermont singer and songwriter Grace Potter will receive an honorary degree and speak at commencement at St. Lawrence University.

    Potter attended St. Lawrence for two years, arriving on campus already having made a demo record and knowing she wanted a career in music, the school said in a news release about the May 18 commencement exercises. She formed her band at the university and says she left school after discussions with her faculty adviser, parents (also alumni) and others.

    Despite their popularity, she and her bandmates have always remembered St. Lawrence, with Potter often promoting it in national media interviews. They have returned to campus several times to perform and have advised students and contributed to projects on campus.

    St. Lawrence University’s commencement will take place at 10 a.m. May 18 on Creasy Commencement Common, or in Appleton Arena in the event of inclement weather.

    Potter will receive an honorary Bachelor of Arts degree.

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