Matthew Schleicher of Northport recently received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Engineering Technology from Maine Maritime Academy at the college’s 68th Commencement, held Saturday, April 30. Schleicher is a graduate of Belfast Area High School, Belfast.

Peter G. Vigue, chairman and chief executive officer of The Cianbro Companies, addressed the graduating class. A 1969 graduate of Maine Maritime Academy, Vigue received an honorary doctorate from the college. MMA President Dr. William J. Brennan cited Vigue’s long record of accomplishments and his position as a respected business leader.

The Academy’s Class of 2011 included six Associate in Science, 203 Bachelor of Science, and 14 Master of Science degree candidates. An additional 43 Associate in Science degree candidates from the college’s educational program with Bath Iron Works participated in commencement exercises.

Graduates represented more than 130 Maine communities and 20 other states, as well as Kuwait and South Africa.