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Laureate of Arts degree awarded to Sarah Ray, Westbrook Seminary, 1885

Contributed by Abplanalp Library, UNE

A Westbrook Seminary Laureate of Arts degree was awarded to Sarah Adeline Ray on June 25th, 1885. Sarah was one of three young women to receive the Degree of Laureate of Arts in 1885. At the Commencement Exercises she presented a poem entitled "Vincit Qui Se Vincit" (He/she conquers who conquers himself/herself). The phrase Vincit Qui Se Vincit was also the Class Motto.

The degree is signed by James P. Weston, D.D., President of Westbrook Seminary and Female Institute, Hon. Sidney Perham, Portland, President of the Board of Trustees, and Grenville M. Stevens, Esq., Stevens Plains, Secretary.

Often listed as "Addie" in the Registrar Rank Book, Sarah Adeline Ray was from Saccarappa. She began her Classical Studies at Westbrook Seminary on September 6th, 1881, at the age of 15.

Other Information

  • Title: Laureate of Arts degree awarded to Sarah Ray, Westbrook Seminary, 1885
  • Creator: Westbrook Seminary
  • Creation Date: 1885-06-25
  • Subject Date: 1885-06-25
  • Local Name: Stevens Plains
  • Town: Deering, Portland, Westbrook
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Oversize: Campus Views
  • Collection: Westbrook College History Collection
  • Object Type: Text

For more information about this item, contact:

Abplanalp Library, UNE
716 Stevens Avenue, Portland, ME 04103
(207) 221-4323

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