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Two hundred thirty-six students receive degrees at UMFK 127th commencement

May 9, 2009

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Two hundred thirty-six students received degrees at the 127th commencement exercises at the University of Maine at Fort Kent this past weekend.

University President Dr. Richard W. Cost presided over the ceremony that conferred 211 bachelor degrees and 28 associate degrees.

In addition to awarding the diplomas to the class of 2009, poet, teacher and writer, and Dresden, Maine resident, Lewis Turco, was presented with an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, which was conferred by President Cost.

Lewis addressed the graduates and guests during the commencement ceremony.

In addition to Turco, Jacob A. Pelletier, senior class president, addressed his fellow graduates. Pelletier, of Frenchville, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.

Also at the commencement ceremony, Donald Guimond of Fort Kent was honored with the University’s Distinguished Service Award.

Baccalaureate degrees were awarded to students in behavioral science (6), biology (4), business (9), computer applications (2), educational studies (1), electronic commerce    (2), elementary education (67), English (2), environmental studies (8), nursing (43), and public safety administration (3), secondary education (62) and university studies (2).

Associate degrees were awarded to students in business (4), criminal justice (17), human services (1), forestry (4) and general studies (2).