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May 20, 2005

Southampton College 2005 Valedictorian Wendy Bennett Turns a Passion for Pages Into a Career

Hampton Bays Native Graduates Top of Final Undergraduate Class

Amanda Olsen (

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. – Wendy Bennett, top-ranked student for the class of 2005, spent her years at Southampton College in her childhood home, cultivating a love of books into a full-blown career.

Bennett, an English Major with a literature concentration, cites professors William Roberson and Richard Malone as key players in her academic success. “I could not have done it without their constant attention and encouragement.”

The next step in Bennett’s education will be a Masters in Library Science from C.W. Post.

Southampton College of Long Island University will celebrate the achievements of a record 457 students at this year’s Commencement Ceremonies being held at 2 pm on Sunday May 22.