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Academy Award-winning actress Estelle Parsons ´49, who is to be inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in January, 2006, gave the keynote address at Connecticut College’s 87th Commencement. Parsons, who graduated from Connecticut College in 1949 with a bachelor’s degree in government, will receive an honorary doctorate of arts degree during the ceremony. She was one of the first recipients of the Connecticut College Medal, the highest honor for service to the college, in 1969, the year it was created to mark the 50th anniversary of the college’s first Commencement. In 1999, she performed at the opening of the college’s Tansill Theater.



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