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Senator Collins Delivers Commencement Address at Husson University

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Bangor, ME — U.S. Senator Susan Collins delivered the commencement address to the Class of 2019 at Husson University’s 120th Annual Commencement Exercises at the Cross Insurance Center.  The ceremony recognized individuals who have completed their degrees from Husson University’s College of Business, College of Health and Education, College of Science and Humanities, New England School of Communications (NESCom), and the School of Pharmacy. This year’s Commencement awarded more than 880 degrees to approximately 810 graduates.


“Your Husson education will deliver real value for you your entire life.  It will be the gift that keeps on giving,” said Senator Collins.  “Husson truly is unusual in its dedication to preparing its students for successful professional careers and to be lifelong learners.  It is a quality I saw every day during my time here at the Center for Family Business.”


“I hope the next phase of your life keeps you in Maine, but wherever you may be, you can help to restore the sense of community that our nation needs to revive,” continued Senator Collins.  “Congratulations, Class of 2019, and good luck!”


During the ceremony, Senator Collins honored Julie Green, the Interim Associate Dean of Student Life, who is retiring after nearly four decades of dedication and contributions to Husson University.  She also recognized Professor Dewey Martin, a member of the Husson faculty since 1980 and the director of the School of Accounting at Husson University’s College of Business, who was recognized with the Chesley H. Husson Sr. Award.


Prior to being elected to the Senate, Senator Collins was the founding executive director of the Center for Family Business at Husson University.  In 1997, Senator Collins received an honorary degree from Husson University.

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