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Senator Collins Delivers Commencement Address at Maine Maritime Academy

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Castine, ME - U.S. Senator Susan Collins delivered the keynote address at Maine Maritime Academy’s 2023 Commencement this weekend. 

“Every time I visit this beautiful campus, I am reminded of what a truly special school this is,” said Senator Collins during her remarks. “From your ranking as one of America’s best public colleges to your extraordinary job placement rate, Maine Maritime Academy is recognized as a place of accomplishment and dedication, of deep connections and abiding friendships.”

“Graduates, whether your Academy studies lead you to the military, commerce, the shipyard or the laboratory, you are now a guardian of not just Maine’s maritime heritage, but of the common heritage of mankind,” Senator Collins continued. “Regardless of your major, the Academy has helped to instill in you one quality that is essential to meet that great responsibility – the quality of leadership.”

Senator Collins received an honorary degree from the Maine Maritime Academy in 1997. She also served as the sponsor of the training ship State of Maine.