Media Cover UMaine’s 212th Commencement

The Associated Press, WLBZ (Channel 2), WABI (Channel 5) and the Bangor Daily News reported on the University of Maine’s 212th Commencement ceremonies in Harold Alfond Sports Arena on May 10. More than 10,200 family members and friends attended to watch most of the 1,660 students — undergraduates, master’s and doctoral — receive their degrees. This year’s honorary degree recipients were Maine singer-songwriter David Mallett of Sebec, who serenaded graduates with his “The Garden Song,” and international best-selling author Tess Gerritsen of Camden. “The University of Maine is now part of your identity just as you are the legacy of the University of Maine,” President Paul Ferguson told the graduates. SFGate carried the AP report. The Sun Journal carried an article about a graduate proposing during the ceremony and the BDN also carried an article on UMaine student Josiah Corbin who slept in his car to save money. Corbin graduated Saturday debt-free with a biology degree.