We will be intelligent. Because of the ardor and devotion of the good people of this institution.
We will be passionate. Because Bates allowed us to follow our passions and realize our dreams.
We will be loving. Because the Bates community showed us so much love.
And now, we owe it back. We owe it to the world to be as wonderful as Bates has been to us. So now, we thank you, Bates, for everything you have given us. Thank you for the guidance and the good times. Goodbye, for now."