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Originally published in Castine Patriot, August 23, 2012
Maine Maritime Academy convocation to focus on community

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Maine Maritime Academy President William Brennan announced that the college will host its third annual all-campus convocation immediately following the start of the college’s 71st academic year.

The ceremony was introduced in 2010 with the intent of establishing a new tradition at the college to welcome all new students, as well as returning upperclassmen, in a formal ceremony that marks the beginning of the college experience with the same level of optimism, enthusiasm, and celebration as commencement exercises.

The convocation is scheduled for Wednesday, September 5, at 11 a.m. in the Alexander Fieldhouse. Members of the Castine community are invited and encouraged to attend the ceremony, according to a news release.

The ceremony theme, “A Community of Success,” will highlight the importance of the whole community in contributing to and enriching the total educational experience for students throughout their college career. “At Convocation, we focus on the role of community in fostering learning and so we’ll be asking our faculty, staff, and friends to affirm their support of our students in this way and to model similar behaviors,” said Brennan. “We invite the community to join us in this effort as a reminder that they truly make an impact on our students and that we appreciate their efforts.”

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