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Graduating StudentGraduating seniors from the day and evening divisions are encouraged to apply for selection as the Student Speaker for the Commencement 2011 Ceremony.  A committee of students, faculty, and administrators will choose the speaker.

The content and style of presentation of the speech will be the primary criteria used by the selection committee.  The delivery time of the speech must be no longer than five (5) to eight (8) minutes.  A suggested norm is one typed (double-spaced) page per speaking minute.

E-mail the typed speech as an attachment to Maureen Doyle @ by Wednesday, March 16, 2011.  Members of the selection committee will then review unidentified copies of the speeches and they will determine the final pool of students to be invited for in-person auditions, which will be conducted in the Rodden Theater on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 from 2-5PM.  Students will be notified as early as possible if they are among those selected for auditions.

Thanks for your attention and respond to this invitation.  Writing a Commencement Speech is a challenging and rewarding task.  If you have additional questions or concerns about appropriate content or the selection process, please do not hesitate to contact University Life @ 215-951-1374.