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Graduating the MMA class of 2017

Graduates of Maine Maritime Academy celebrated the completion of their studies during a commencement ceremony on May 6.

Let the celebration begin

Let the celebration begin

After three cheers, the graduates throw their caps into the air.

Photo by Monique Labbe

Countdown to diplomas

Countdown to diplomas

Several graduates anxiously await their diplomas at the beginning of graduation.

Photo by Monique Labbe

The originals

The originals

William Brennan Sr. and Richard Spears, members of the first Maine Maritime Academy graduating class in 1943, share memories of their time at the academy.

Photo by Monique Labbe

A candid moment

A candid moment

President Bill Brennan, left, and Senator Susan Collins share a candid moment before the start of graduation.

Photo by Monique Labbe