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25 Years For L-A College!

by GeneGeiger on September 8, 2013

Mary Sylvain-Leonas of Greene was in the first class to graduate from Lewiston-Auburn College in Lewiston in 1991

L-A College is celebrating 25 years, but it took tenacity to finally land the campus, part of the University of Southern Maine, in here.

“In my 12 years as a legislator, there was no single issue I worked harder at,” said Greg Nadeau, who now serves in Washington as deputy administrator of the Federal Highway Administration. “No one will dispute the benefit it has had and the impact it has had.”

“This is the second-largest population area in Maine; certainly, it deserved a university presence,” Paul Dionne said. “There were a lot of roadblocks. There were a lot of obstacles. But everybody was very tenacious.”

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