Beyond Education

Installation Ceremony

Laurie Gagnon Lachance M.B.A. ‘92
5th President of Thomas College
3:30 p.m. - Alfond Athletic Center
Procession led by Bagpiper, Herb Wilson
The Reverend Cynthia N. Lepley,
Associate Professor of Social Sciences and College Chaplain
Music Presentation “America the Beautiful” performed by the George Mitchell School 3rd grade students
Lyrics written by Katharine Lee Bates and composed by Samuel A. Ward
Thomas Community Lauren Fish '12, MBA '12, President, Student Senate President
Dr. Donald Cragen, Faculty Senate Chair
Sue Roche, Board of Trustees
Musical Reflections “Seasons of Love” performed by the Bowdoin a capella Group (BOKA)
Lyrics written by Jonathan Larson, arranged by BOKA
Maine Community Karen Heck, Mayor of Waterville
Meredith Jones, President, Maine Community Foundation
Theo Kalikow, President of the University of Southern Maine
Bill Alfond, Director of Dexter Enterprises, Inc.
Investiture of the President Presentation of the Presidential Medallion
Board Co-Chairs, Conrad Ayotte ’77, H’98 and Todd Smith ’92, M.B.A. ’99
Inaugural Address “Gratitude and Dreams”
Laurie Gagnon Lachance M.B.A. ’92
President, Thomas College
Musical Tribute “Nia” Performed by Gay Grant,
accompanied by David Walker
Composed by Glenn Burleigh
Benediction Deacon Dean Lachance,
Executive Director, Bread of Life Ministries
Herb Wilson, Bagpiper

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