News Archive 2009-2018

Remembering Susan Jacobson ’71, Bowdoin’s First Female Graduate Archives

Susan D. Jacobson '71

Susan D. Jacobson, a member of the Class of 1971 and the College’s first female graduate, has died following a battle with type 1 diabetes.

Jacobson graduated magna cum laude, and was also the first woman to deliver a Bowdoin College Commencement address, before going on to earn a master’s degree in library science from Simmons College.