Graduate Student Speaker Nomination


Graduate Ceremony Student Speaker Nomination

Apply 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 22

Nominees complete this Zagtivities form (be sure to log-in)

Mar 3

Review team invites top ten applicants to submit online video

Mar 16

Nominees submit 90-second video of sample presentation to
Angela Ruff

Mar 21

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

Mar 28

AVP selects student speaker

Apr 11

Student speaker submits draft script to Angela Ruff

Apr 18

AVP edits or approves script

Apr 22

Student speaker presentation coaching begins; individual rehearsal scheduled

May 12

Rehearsal - live presentation/practice of speech in McCarthey

May 13

Graduate Commencement Ceremony

Angela Ruff
Special Projects Manager