UMF Celebrates Commencement – 150 Years Strong
Richard Ford, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and UMF 2014 Commencement speaker, addressed a full-house of graduates, family, friends, dignitaries and campus personnel at the University’s recent graduation ceremony. Ford urged the new graduates to “make something useful and beautiful out of (their degree),” according to the Morning Sentinel. The University anticipated awarding 456 diplomas this year to undergraduate and master’s degree candidates. UMF President Foster gave a brief profile of the graduating class, saying 80 percent came from Maine hometowns with about a third receiving education degrees. Sean Skillern, class vice president and student speaker, told classmates to remember the lifetime of memories they’ve made at UMF. Members of the class of 1964 celebrated their 50th class reunion by marching in the Commencement ceremony.