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Maine Technical College System

News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, May 7, 2003
CONTACT: Alice Kirkpatrick
Tel: (207) 767-0116, ext. 3

AUGUSTA, Maine — A total of 1,672 students will graduate from Maine's seven Technical Colleges at commencement ceremonies around the state this month. It will be the last group of "technical college" graduates since the colleges' names will change to "community college" July 1. Systemwide, the number of graduates is up nine percent over last year.

Speakers at this year's commencement exercises, as well as the times and dates, are as follows (locations are on campus unless otherwise noted):

Friday, May 9

Central Maine Technical College, Auburn, 2 pm (270 graduates)
Speaker: Beverly Daggett, President of the Maine Senate

Friday, May 16

Washington County Technical College, Calais, 1 pm (160 graduates)
Speaker: U.S. Army General (Retired) Peter Berry

Kennebec Valley Technical College , Fairfield, 7 pm (316 graduates)
Speaker: U.S. Senator Susan M. Collins
Location: Augusta Civic Center, Augusta

Saturday, May 17

Eastern Maine Technical College, Bangor, 2 ceremonies: 10 am and 2 pm (257 graduates
Speakers: at 10 am, Catharine K. Lebowitz, Community Leader
at 2 pm, Joyce Theriault, Community Leader

Northern Maine Technical College, Presque Isle, 10 am (195 graduates)
Speaker: Kris Doody-Chabre, CEO, Cary Medical Center

Southern Maine Technical College, South Portland, 10 am (400 graduates)
Speaker: U.S. Senator Susan M. Collins

York County Technical College, Wells, 1 pm (74 graduates)
Speaker: Senator Beverly Daggett, President of the Maine Senate