ATTENTION FALL 2014 GRADUATES!
Apply to be the fall 2014 Student Commencement Speaker and represent your graduating class!
DEADLINE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2014
Submit completed applications to Student Life and Leadership, Student Union Room 218 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Commencement Speakers
The Student Commencement Speakers offer an address during the fall and spring Commencement Ceremonies and serve as the representatives of the graduating class. Providing the student address during this important university event is an opportunity for the selected student to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduating class, reflect upon the past few years, and convey a message for the future. Along with notable members of the UAA and UA community, as well as other important Alaskan representatives, the Student Commencement Speaker will participate in pre-commencement activities and be seated on the main stage during the program.
Criteria for Eligibility
The Student Commencement Speaker Advisory Board is appointed by the Dean of Students and composed of two faculty members and three graduating students not applying for the honor. The advisory board reviews applicants on the merit of their leadership involvement at UAA, and the quality and relevance of their proposed commencement speech. Finalists will interview with and deliver their commencement speech to the advisory board. The advisory board’s recommendation is submitted to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs for final approval.
Creating a Commencement Address
The Student Commencement Speaker has the privilege of addressing all UAA students from those receiving certificates to those receiving masters degrees. While there are many people in attendance at the ceremony the goal of the student speaker is to represent and speak to their fellow students.
For additional information regarding eligibility or selection process, contact:
Paula A. Fish, Assistant Director of Student Leadership, 786-1371 or email: email@example.com
Students graduating in spring or summer 2015 should apply in the spring semester
DEADLINE: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2015