Student Speaker Nomination

Senior Ceremony Student Speaker Nomination

Beginning at Senior Fest on Feb. 4th, nominate yourself for the opportunity to give a 5-minute presentation at the commencement ceremony, following the keynote address. Academic and conduct status are considered in the review processes at each phase.

Selection Process 2017



Feb 1

Senior Fest

Due Feb 18

Online application for nominees

Feb 26

Review team invites up to the top ten applicants to submit online video

Due Mar 11

Top ten applicants submit 90-second video of sample presentation
containing key message points for ceremony talk to University Events. 

Mar 21

Review team presents top three applicants to
Academic Vice President (AVP)

Mar 28

AVP selects student speaker

Due Apr 10

Student speaker submits draft script to Angela Ruff for review
and approval

Apr 17

AVP edits or approves script

Apr 22

Student speaker presentation coaching begins

May 13

Rehearsal - live presentation/practice of speech in McCarthey

May 14

Commencement Ceremony