The first person to graduate from a college in America was Benjamin Woodbridge, at Harvard University in 1652. He was born in England and began his education at Oxford, but came to America in 1639 to complete his education in New England. Mr. Woodbridge went on to become a preacher and a poet.
Now, 366 years later, one wonders if it's any easier now than back then to find a unique and fitting graduation gift?
These days there are so many fascinating fields one can go into and degrees one can earn. A short list might include surgeons, doctors, engineers, physicists, astronomers, dentists, chiropractors and so many more.
The more unusual degrees offered these days include bagpiping, bakery science, auctioneering, nautical archeology, chemical hygeine, puppetry, surfing, farrier science, art of horseshoeing, and fermentation science for those interested in a career in wine or beer.
Whether your loved one chose a typical or atypical career path, they deserve a special gift to commemorate the hard work and commitment to their chosen path in life.