Ines Amenabar ’11 delivered farewell remarks for the Class of 2011 at the 176th Commencement. She is the recipient of the George Wharton Pepper Prize, awarded to the senior who “most closely represents the Lafayette ideal.” Amenabar, of Guatemala City, Guatemala, graduated with an A.B. with majors in economics and government & law.
She talked about the fact that learning at college takes place both in and out of the classroom.
“Lafayette has given us much more than just a degree. It has given us friends of a particular quality. Like many other Lafayette students, my friends are involved, smart, diverse, and all-around interesting people that have taught me so many things,” she said. “Let’s celebrate the lessons that we learned, the friendships that we formed, and take these with us as we go forth into the future. This isn’t a farewell, but a celebration. So instead of goodbye, I’ll say ‘have fun and I’ll see you later.’”