Rachel Ann Jacobs graduates with honors at Lafayette

| 29 Sep 2011 | 08:47

    EASTON - Rachel Ann Jacobs received her Bachelor of Science degree from Lafayette College. Jacobs graduated, Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi and Pi Delta Phi. Her degree is in Mechanical Engineering. She is the daughter of Doug and Sue Ann Jacobs of Milford and a 2002 graduate of Delaware Valley High School. At the college’s 171st commencement on May 20, Lafayette awarded 563 degrees to 549 graduating seniors and honorary doctorates to four distinguished leaders, including Deborah Bial, founder and president of the Posse Foundation. Lafayette President Dan Weiss conferred degrees upon the graduates and awarded Bial, who delivered the commencement address, the honorary degree of Doctor of Public Service. Also granted honorary degrees were Gregory Farrington, president of Lehigh University; John Hope Franklin, James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of History at Duke University; and Mulgrew Miller, the internationally acclaimed jazz pianist and resident of Easton. Lafayette is one of 65 American colleges and universities classified as most academically competitive by Barron’s, publishers of Profiles of American Colleges and Guide to the Most Competitive Colleges. It is an independent, coeducational, residential, undergraduate institution granting bachelor’s degrees in the liberal arts, sciences, and engineering. There are about 2,300 students and 195 full-time faculty, all of whom hold the doctorate or other terminal degree in their field. Visit www.lafayette.edu .