PPH Remembers 1965 UMaine Graduation

The Portland Press Herald’s “50 Years Ago Today” feature showed the front page of the June 3, 1965 paper that contained an article titled “7,000 See UM Award Largest Class Degrees.” In 1965, 1,100 seniors were awarded degrees at the Bangor Municipal Auditorium. It was the largest graduating class in the university’s 100-year history, according to the article. Robert Strider, president of Colby College, was the primary Commencement speaker.