University of Maine 208th Commencement 

More than 1,500 students received their degree from the University of Maine in Orono Saturday.There were morning and afternoon sessions to accommodate for the more than 12,000 people in attendance.UMaine’s commencement is the state’s largest graduation and is also one of the state’s largest annual single-day events.Governor John Baldacci delivered the commencement address at both ceremonies.Baldacci is a 1986 graduate of UMaine.School officials say despite the tough economy the students graduating can go anywhere and do anything with their degrees.” Umaine graduates over the history of the university have done well and there’s no reason to think it will be any different with this group. They leave here with a good education and they’re prepared to follow in the footsteps of many others and take an important place in their communities, businesses and families all around Maine and beyond.”School officials say they wish all the graduates best of luck in their future endeavors.