Just over a month before his death, JFK came to Orono. This is his exciting appearance, October 19, 1963. UMaine's President, Lloyd Elliot, opens this video talking about the significance of Kennedy's visit before Dallas.

That's Ed Muskie behind Kennedy in parts of the video. Of course, the President is referencing to the Cuban Missile Crisis in his remarks. The degree JFK received was a University of Maine honorary Doctor of Laws degree.