UMFK to hold its 131st Commencement on Saturday, May 18

Posted May 06, 2013, at 2:51 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 1, 1970 12 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Location: UMFK Sports Center, 23 University Drive, Fort Kent, Maine

For more information: Terry Kelly; 207-834-7558;

The University of Maine at Fort Kent will hold its 131st Commencement on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 1 p.m. in the University’s Sports Center. UMFK President, Wilson G. Hess, will preside over the day’s ceremonies.

Approximately 180 degrees will be conferred during the Commencement.

Also, three distinguished guests will be honored during the afternoon’s ceremonies:

Former state Representative, John L. Martin, will deliver the Commencement Address. Martin also will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.

Ellery “Arms” Labbe, a long-time Fort Kent businessman and community volunteer will be presented with the University’s Distinguished Service Award for his years of service to the people of his community and the state.

Former UMFK President, Dr. Richard W. Cost, will be investited as President Emeritus. The Univesity of Maine System Board of Trustees awarded Dr. Cost the honorary title last July.