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Maine Community College System

News Release
Chancellor Westphal and President Fitzsimmons Join Governor Baldacci and Commissioner Gendron to Announce Groundbreaking New Transfer Admission Agreement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, May 1, 2001
CONTACT: Alice Kirkpatrick
Tel: (207) 767-0116, ext. 3

News Conference set for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16 at the State House

AUGUSTA, Me.— University of Maine System Chancellor Joseph W. Westphal and Maine Community College System President John Fitzsimmons will join Governor John E. Baldacci and Maine Education Commissioner Susan Gendron on Wednesday, March 16 to formally adopt a new guaranteed admission agreement between the two Systems.

The event will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Governor's Cabinet Room at the State House.

The new transfer program represents a major milestone in the continued efforts of the University System and Community College System to raise aspirations and increase college attainment rates in Maine.

Westphal and Fitzsimmons will be joined at the news conference by Kennebec Valley Community College President Barbara Woodlee and University of Maine at Augusta President Charles Lyons.