Commencement speaker, honorary degree recipients named

Saint Joseph’s College is proud to announce this year’s Commencement speaker and honorary degree recipients for the College’s May 10 graduation ceremony.

—Peter Geiger, Philom., Doctor of Humane Letters, Commencement speaker

—Dr. Ann Lemire, Doctor of Public Service

—Maureen McCullough, Esq., Doctor of Public Service

Peter Geiger, Philom., is the editor of the 197-year-old publication Farmers' Almanac and is the executive vice president of Geiger, the largest privately owned promotional products business in the nation. A former Trustee of Saint Joseph’s College, he has devoted much of his life to the advancement of educational and health care organizations, including establishing an Adopt-A-School scholarship program at Montello Elementary in Lewiston, Maine, in 1988. Geiger currently serves as the vice chair of the Maine State Board of Education.

An advocate for the health of homeless children and adults, Dr. Ann Lemire is the medical director and the adolescent medicine coordinator for the Division of Public Health for the city of Portland, Maine. As an internist-pediatrician, Dr. Lemire has been involved with the Combined Internal Medicine–Pediatrics Residency Program at Maine Medical Center since its founding. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Physicians.

Maureen McCullough, Esq., is the Northeast regional director of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), based in Radnor, Pennsylvania. The mission of CRS is to carry out the commitment of the U.S. bishops to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. McCullough supports this mission through serving 39 dioceses, from Portland, Maine, to Richmond, Virginia. She also works with Catholic colleges and universities in the region to develop, implement, and oversee programs and resources that engage administration, faculty, and students in issues of global justice, international development, and peacebuilding.

April 16, 2014
Contact: David Svenson at 207-893-7723 · dsvenson@sjcme.edu