MMA Commencement Set for May 1



CASTINE — U.S. Rep. Michael Michaud (D-Maine) will address the graduating class at Maine Maritime Academy’s (MMA) 67th Commencement on Saturday, May 1, at 11 a.m., in Alexander Fieldhouse.

 

Frederick J. Harris, chairman of the American Shipbuilding Association, will receive an honorary degree from Maine Maritime Academy at the college’s commencement on May 1.
Frederick J. Harris, chairman of the American Shipbuilding Association, will receive an honorary degree from Maine Maritime Academy at the college’s commencement on May 1.
He will receive an honorary doctorate from the college.

According to MMA President Leonard Tyler, the college will recognize Michaud’s ongoing service to the state and his support of education.

“Congressman Michaud’s tireless efforts on behalf of the people of the state of Maine deserve our appreciation and recognition,” said Tyler. “He is a champion of education and veterans’ services, as well as a strong advocate for the transportation infrastructure of our nation, all critical interests of Maine Maritime Academy and its graduates.”

The college will also present an honorary doctor of science degree to Frederick J. Harris, MMA Class of 1967, president of General Dynamics NASSCO and a vice president of General Dynamics Corp. A recognized leader in the marine field, Harris serves as the chairman of the American Shipbuilding Association. He was awarded the Maine Maritime Academy Outstanding Alumni Award in 2000, and the William M. Kennedy Award from the Society of Naval Architects and Engineers in 2002. He will be recognized for his ongoing leadership in the maritime industry and his contributions to the U.S. shipbuilding community.

Commencement activities will begin at 9 a.m. with the annual awards program in Delano Auditorium, Leavitt Hall. The college’s class of 2010 includes four associate in science, 187 bachelor of science, and 14 master of science degree candidates. The graduating class represents nearly 80 Maine communities and 19 other states, as well as Puerto Rico, China, Jamaica, Kenya, Kuwait and South Africa.

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