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UMaine Graduate Receives Degree in Special Hospital Ceremony

The Bangor Daily News carried an article about a surprise graduation ceremony held at Eastern Maine Medical Center Wednesday for engineering major Jackie Blanchard of Corinth, who is undergoing treatment for cancer. UMaine President Paul Ferguson, College of Engineering Dean Dana Humphrey, former Gov. John Baldacci, UMaine women’s basketball coach Richard Barron and dozens of friends, family and supporters attended. Blanchard received a degree in civil engineering and was inducted into engineering’s Francis Crowe Society. She also managed the women’s basketball team.

Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756

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