YCCC’s 22nd Commencement took place on Saturday, May 13th, at 10:00 a.m. at the Ogunquit Playhouse. This year’s class of 263 graduates who range in age from 17 – 58 hail from 6 states: Maine, California, Iowa, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Colorado earned an associate degree or certificate.
The day’s events included greetings and remarks from: Dr. Barbara Finkelstein, YCCC President; Nicole Boucher, Maine Community College System (MCCS) Board of Trustee and YCCC Alumni; Charles Galemo YCCC Faculty/Culinary Arts; and YCCC Student of the Year, Elizabeth “Liz” Hansen. The Commencement Speaker was Jean Ginn Marvin, Innkeeper at the Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport, ME and Chair of the MCCS Board of Trustees. The Conferring of the Degrees was given by President Finkelstein and Paula S. Gagnon, YCCC Vice President and Academic Dean. Closing remarks were delivered by Jason Arey, YCCC Dean of Students.