press release - Commencement 2013 advance

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Release date 05-03-13


TD Bank’s Maine Market President to speak at KVCC Commencement


Fairfield, ME –Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) has announced that Lawrence A. Wold will be the keynote speaker at its 43rd Commencement Exercises May 18 at the Augusta Civic Center.

Commencement will begin at 10 a.m. This year 522 students are candidates for graduation.

Wold is Maine Market President for TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®. He has almost 30 years of commercial lending experience in Maine.

Prior to his current position, Wold served as TD Bank's Executive Vice President of Commercial Lending, Southern Maine Region. He joined the company in 1991 as a Commercial Loan Officer and began his banking career in the commercial lending department of Casco Bank, the Maine affiliate of the Bank of Boston.

An active member of the community, Wold currently serves on the Boards of the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Portland Regional Chamber, the Maine Real Estate Development Association, and Maine & Company. He is past President of the Maine Real Estate Development Association and a past Board member of Friends of Casco Bay. He has been involved in the southern Maine fundraising community for many years.

Wold holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Principia College in Illinois and is a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking in Washington, D.C. 

Other speakers at the event will include Dr. Richard R. Hopper, President of KVCC; Dr. John Fitzsimmons, President of the Maine Community College System; Kris Doody, Chair of the Maine Community College System Board of Trustees; and Tammy Jones, KVCC Student of the Year.

KVCC Dean of Students Karen Normandin noted these are challenging economic times, but said KVCC graduates have many advantages as they prepare to further their careers or continue their educations.

“This is a very strong graduating class with great prospects for success,” Normandin said. “Our graduates are well-prepared by their experiences at KVCC to enter the workforce immediately or to transfer to four-year colleges and universities.”

Students will graduate from programs including: Advanced Emergency Care, Applied Electronics and Computer Technology, Biological Sciences, Business Administration, Career Studies, Computed Tomography, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Education, Electrical Lineworker Technology, Electrical Technology, General Science, Health Information Technology, Liberal Studies, Massage Therapy, Medical Assisting, Medical Office Management, Mental Health, Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Phlebotomy, Physical Therapist Assistant, Precision Machining Technology, Pulp and Paper Technology, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Therapy, and Sonography.

Other upcoming events for the Class of 2013 include the Evening of Excellence at 7 p.m. on May 16 in the Carter Hall Multi-Purpose Room. This event recognizes outstanding student achievements and is open to the public. Students receiving awards are notified in advance of the event by mail so that they may invite friends and family.




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