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Miane Maritime Academy commencement set for April 30
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Miane Maritime Academy commencement set for April 30

CASTINE, Maine – Peter G. Vigue, chairman and chief executive officer of The Cianbro Companies will address the graduating class at Maine Maritime Academy’s (MMA) 68th Commencement on Saturday, April 30, 2011, at 11 a.m., in Alexander Fieldhouse. Vigue, a 1969 graduate of Maine Maritime Academy, will receive an honorary doctorate from the college.
        According to MMA President, Dr. William J. Brennan, the college will recognize Vigue’s long record of accomplishments and his position as a respected business leader. “Pete Vigue exemplifies the talent and drive so typical of many of our graduates,’ said Brennan. “His leadership of the Cianbro Companies is significant in that the company’s values of hard work, customer service, and respect for its workforce have not been compromised with growth. It’s a company that the people of Maine can be proud of and we are pleased that one of our own is providing such exceptional guidance. He’s also a tremendous citizen and it is time for us to recognize that by honoring Pete in this way.”
        Commencement activities will begin at 9 a.m. with the annual awards program in Delano Auditorium, Leavitt Hall. The college’s class of 2011 includes 6 associate in science, 203 bachelor of science, and 14 master of science degree candidates.  An additional 43 associate in science degree candidates from the college’s educational program with Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, will participate in commencement exercises. The graduating class represents more than 130 Maine communities and 20 other states, as well as Kuwait and South Africa.
        MMA President, Dr. William J. Brennan, and Victoria M. Larson of Windham, Maine, chair of the board of trustees, will present diplomas. Dr. John Barlow, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college, will preside at the exercises.  Capt. P.J. Loustaunau, commandant of midshipmen, will conduct the regimental change of command ceremony.  The oath of office will be administered to new U.S. Merchant Marine officers. Capt. Thomas A. Buterbaugh, USN, commanding officer of MMA's NROTC unit, will administer the oath of office for Navy officers. A formal commissioning ceremony for Navy officers will take place at 1 p.m. in the Harborview Room of the Harold Alfond Student Center.

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