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Represent the Class of 2014 as this year’s student speaker at the University-wide Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 2, 2014.

To apply, email the following to Jennifer Burt ( before the 4:30 p.m. deadline on March 19, 2014:

  • A complete draft of your original graduation speech (8 minutes or less in length)
  • Your current resume (including major and clubs, organizations or activities you have participated in while a student at SUU)
  • Your contact information (email and phone)

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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 2013, spring 2014 or summer 2014 semester.
  • You must plan to attend SUU’s University-wide Commencement Ceremony, in cap and gown, on Friday, May 2, 2014, at 9 a.m. in the Centrum Arena.

The student who is selected to speak at Commencement will receive a $300 stipend as thanks for his/her time and efforts.

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