CALS Senior Speaker: Call for Submissions

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March 25, 2019 (All day) to April 21, 2019 (All day)

The College of Agriculture & Life Sciences invites graduating students to submit for the honor of speaking in front of more than 5,000 students, friends and family at the May 2019 CALS Graduation Convocation on Friday, May 10 at McKale Center. 


To apply to be the student speaker, write a 1 - 2 minute speech for delivery at the CALS Graduation Convocation. Your remarks ought to tell the audience what your education in CALS and the University has meant to you and what the future might hold for you and your classmates. 


Speeches will be reviewed by a committee of CALS academic advisors and faculty. Finalists will be asked to deliver their speech before the committee during the week of April 22 -- April 26 (finalists will select a 15-minute time slot). The committee will then select the student speaker.

How to Submit

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Gabrielle Sykes-Casavant