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UMF President Foster Celebrates First Commencement Ceremony

KateThe University of Maine at Farmington awarded 456 diplomas at its 2013 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 18, with new UMF President Kathryn A. Foster presiding. Foster, faculty, administrators and dignitaries led the graduates in a traditional procession to the festive sounds of bagpipes to open the ceremony. According to an article in the Kennebec Journal, William Wegman—pioneering video artist, conceptualist, photographer, painter and writer—delivered the keynote address to UMF graduates and their families, the UMF community and honored guests. The University awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters to Wegman along with Barbara W. Woodlee, recently-retired president of Kennebec Valley Community College and UMF alumna. “I’m thrilled to be a part of this time-honored tradition at UMF,” said Foster. “This is not only a day to celebrate the outstanding work and academic achievements of our students over the course of their time at UMF, but also a time to look ahead to the opportunities that higher education make possible.”

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