Spring 2016 Student Commencement Speaker
Application Deadline: 5pm, February 12
Submit completed application to the Advisory Committee in
Student Life & Leadership, Student Union 218
or email: 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.
The Student Commencement Speaker Advisory Committee is appointed by the Dean of Students and composed of two faculty members and three graduating students not applying for the honor. The Advisory Committee reviews applicants on the merit of their involvement at UAA and the Anchorage committee, quality and relevance of their proposed commencement speech, and academic excellence. Finalists will interview with and deliver their commencement speech to the Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee'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 for Student Leadership, 786-1371 or email: email@example.com
Fall 2016 - Deadline: TBA