University Searches for Commencement Speaker

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Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 at 9:57 PM
University Searches for Commencement Speaker by Karlee Dies

Edinboro University is searching for a senior who is set to graduate in May 2016 that has a minimum grade point average of 3.5 to speak at the spring commencement.

Students should have attempted and earned a minimum of 60 credits at Edinboro and completed a graduation card for the May ceremony. A graduating senior is chosen to speak at each of the university’s undergraduate commencement ceremonies.

An email was recently sent to students who meet the above criteria from Dr. Michael J. Hannan, provost and vice president for academic affairs. Students are encouraged to check their official university email account to see if they received this invitation. If a student received an email about being a speaker, they are able to submit a proposal to serve as the student speaker.

The undergraduate spring commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m.

If interested in speaking at commencement, send or deliver a one-page synopsis of the address you propose to the Office of the Provost, Reeder Hall, first floor, no later than Friday, March 25, 2016. Students may also email their synopsis to Renee Kirk at

A committee of academic deans and students will review the proposals and select the finalists. Each finalist will be contacted to arrange for a brief oral presentation of his or her topic to the committee during the week of March 28th.

If you have any questions, contact the office of the provost at (814) 732-2729.

Karlee Dies is the Managing Editor of News for The Spectator.

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