Shannon Kinney, founder of Dream Local Digital in Rockland will keynote the URock graduation celebration Saturday, May 3 at 4 p.m.

Kinney spent years away in Chicago, Boston and Silicon Valley before relocating to Maine and starting her own business with a focus on cutting edge new media. She is committed to the local economy and hiring locally.

According to Deborah Meehan, Director at University College at Rockland, "Several of our students have gone on to happy and successful employment at Dream Local. They have also been a strong partner in hosting student interns. I know she will inspire these graduates."

URock will celebrate the graduation of 55 students this spring in both associate and baccalaureate degree programs. Although students march on campus in the traditional cap and gown ceremony, the URock celebration honors students in a smaller setting amongst those who have supported them.