Though many schools reserve the graduation student speaker position for one of two students among its graduating class — valedictorians and student body presidents — Southern Utah University wants to find the very best message to represent the graduating class by opening the opportunity to every one of this year's nearly 1,800 graduates.
All 2014 graduates are eligible to apply for the coveted position of student speaker at this year's University Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 2. If you've got something to share with your fellow graduates as you prepare to leave SUU, now's your chance.
Along with a public forum to make your final mark among your peers, the student speaker position 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 2014. To apply, email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org before the 4:30 p.m. deadline on Wednesday, March 19:
Current contact information (email and phone).
All interested undergraduate and graduate students who meet the following eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply:
You must plan to attend SUU’s University Commencement Ceremony in cap and gown on Friday, May 2, 2014, at 9 a.m. in the Centrum Arena.