The student commencement ceremony speaker serves as the representative for graduating students and celebrates the accomplishments of the graduating class. The student speaker presents an inclusive and inspiring message for the future that honors graduates of all university programs.
Nomination Deadline and Information
Nominations must be submitted by Sunday, November 17 to be considered for the December 2019 Student Commencement Speaker. You can nominate multiple students and self-nominations are appropriate.
Nominations are accepted from students in the graduating class, faculty members and program directors or deans.
Criteria for Eligibility:
- Student must be eligible to participate in the December 2019 University of Western States Commencement Ceremony.
- Demonstrated leadership and/or service involvement while at UWS. This may include significant academic leadership, membership with campus clubs, participation as a mentor/ambassador, or being appointed or elected to a leadership position with a university organization, board or committee.
- Student must be in good disciplinary standing.
After nominations are closed, nominees will be asked to complete a short online form affirming their interest in being the student speaker and outlining three to four key points they would like to discuss in their speech.
The student speaker will be selected by a panel comprised of the president of the university, the dean of the college of chiropractic, the dean of the college of graduate studies, two faculty representatives, the dean of students and the associate dean of clinical internship. The panel will review all nominees and select the student speaker.
Should you have any questions regarding this process, please email [email protected].