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Speak at Graduation, Earn $300

Published: March 04, 2013 | Category: Special Events

All 2013 graduates are eligible to apply for the coveted (as long as you're comfortable speaking in public) position of student speaker at this year's University Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 3. If you've got something to share with your fellow graduates as you prepare to leave SUU for the big wide word, now's your chance. This opportunity comes with the added benefit of a $300 speaker's stipend for the student who is ultimately selected, a thank you for your time and efforts, and nice graduation bonus as you end your college years.

Email applications will be accepted through the week following Spring Break for those undergraduate and graduate students interested in representing the Class of 2013. To apply,  email the following to Jennifer Burt at before the 4:30 p.m. deadline on Wednesday, March 20:

  • A complete draft of your original graduation speech (8 minutes or less in length)
  • Your current resume (including your major and activities in which you were involved while a student at SUU)
  • Current contact information (email and phone).

All interested undergraduate and graduate students who meet the following eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply:

  • You must qualify for an SUU degree after your completion of the fall 2012, spring 2013 or summer 2013 semester.
  • You must plan to attend SUU’s University Commencement Ceremony in cap and gown on Friday, May 3, 2013, at noon in the Centrum Arena.

Please direct all questions about this opportunity to Jennifer Burt, director of communication within the Office of University Relations, at 435-586-1997 or

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