Celebrating an Unusual Graduation

Published by Tom Porter
Departing senior Anne McKee—an environmental studies and history coordinate major—has found a unique way to celebrate her graduation. In the pandemic-induced absence of a traditional commencement ceremony, the track athlete and concert violinist decided to mark this special day her own way—by running to her home in Hallowell from campus.
As she prepared to set off from the campus on Saturday morning, McKee said she thought it would be “a cool way to honor the day… not as something I’m missing, but something I made really fun in light of the circumstances.” The distance is thirty-one miles. Her time was an impressive four hours, forty-four minutes.