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Maine Community College System--News Advisory

Community College Graduates to be Honored at Ceremonies this Weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Monday, May 9, 2005

CONTACT: Alice Kirkpatrick
Tel: (207) 767-0116, ext. 3
Email: akirkpatrick@mccs.me.edu

AUGUSTA, Maine—A total of 2,027 college students will graduate from Maine's seven Community Colleges at commencement ceremonies around the state this weekend.

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 13

Central Maine Community College, Auburn, 2 pm (355 graduates)
Speaker: Hon. John E. Baldacci, Governor of Maine

Washington County Community College, Calais, 11 am (180 graduates)
Speaker: Hon. Kevin Raye, Maine State Senate
Location: Calais High School

Saturday, May 14

Eastern Maine Community College, Bangor, Two ceremonies: 9:30 am and 1 pm (300 graduates)
Speakers: 9:30 am: Dr. John Fitzsimmons, President, Maine Community College System; 1 pm:  Hon. John E. Baldacci, Governor of Maine

Northern Maine Community College, Presque Isle, 10 am (225 graduates)
Speaker: Nick Bayne, President/CEO, Maine & Maritimes Corporation

York County Community College, Wells, 1 pm (80 graduates)
Speaker: Joel Stevens, President/CEO, Kennebunk Savings Bank

Sunday, May 15

Kennebec Valley Community College, Fairfield, 2 pm (387 graduates)
Speaker: Hon. Michael H. Michaud, United States House of Representatives
Location: Augusta Civic Center

Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, 12 pm (500 graduates)
Speaker: Hon. Tom Allen, United States House of Representatives
Location: Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland

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