BANGOR — As New England School of Communications in Bangor celebrates 30 years of educating tomorrow’s communications professionals, the school’s founder will return as this year’s commencement speaker.
NESCom will hand out 60 Bachelor of Science degrees in both communications technology and media studies on Saturday, May 14.
NESCom graduates go on to specialize in the fields of web media, journalism, marketing communications, video production, audio engineering, radio broadcasting and live sound technology.
On hand to congratulate the graduates will be the school’s founder and former president, George Wildey.
Since creating the school 30 years ago, Wildey has remained active in the life of NESCom, serving on the Husson University board of trustees. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Emerson College in Boston and a master’s degree in business from Husson College. He has been a member of the Maine Association of Broadcasters’ Hall of Fame since 1993.
Also on graduation day, NESCom will honor Adrienne Bennett with its Outstanding Alumni Award for 2011. Bennett, who is press secretary to Gov. Paul LePage, graduated from the New England School of Communications in 2001 with an associate degree in communications.
The graduation ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. in the Newman Gym on the campus of Husson University.