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Senator Collins to Speak at Business Breakfast

Story posted December 15, 1997

BRUNSWICK, Maine -- U.S. Sen. Susan M. Collins is the featured speaker at the next Bowdoin Business Breakfast, to be held Tuesday, Jan. 13, in Daggett Lounge, Wentworth Hall, Coles Tower, Bowdoin College. The breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. Reservations are required.Registration begins at 7:15 a.m., followed by breakfast at 7:30 and Collins' remarks at 8. A question-and-answer period will follow at 8:30. Seating is limited to 160. Reservations can be made by mailing a check for $8.50 (payable to "Bowdoin College") to Lynn Ensign, 4100 College Station, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME 04011-8432 to arrive no later than Tuesday, Jan. 6. Parking is limited. Please do not park in spaces marked for Admissions Office visitors.

Collins was raised in Caribou and graduated magna cum laude from St. Lawrence University. She served as principal advisor on business issues for U.S. Sen. William S. Cohen and from 1981-1987 was staff director on the Senate Subcommittee on the Oversight of Government Management. In 1987, she joined the cabinet of Maine Gov. John R. McKernan, Jr. serving as commissioner of professional and financial regulation.

In 1992, she served as New England administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, and in 1993 she was appointed deputy treasurer of Massachusetts. After an unsuccessful campaign for governor of Maine in 1994, Collins became founding director of the Husson College Center for Family Business, which she headed until her 1996 election as U.S. senator. Collins serves on the Labor and Human Resources Committee, the Governmental Affairs Committee and the Special Committee on Aging. She chairs the Governmental Affairs Committee's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.

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