The University of Maine at Augusta’s 48th commencement exercises will be held at 10 a.m. May 14 at the Augusta Civic Center, the school announced Tuesday.

Sen. Roger Katz, R-Augusta, who is serving his third term in the Maine Senate, will give the keynote address.

Students from UMA’s campuses in Augusta and Bangor, online programs and University College Centers from across the state will receive associate and baccalaureate degrees during the event.

Regina Anderson Northouse, a 2003 graduate and current executive director of the Food Recovery Network, will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award; while Donna Davis-Rankin, of Manchester, and James Christie, of Rockport, will receive Distinguished Student awards.

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