University searches for winter commencement speaker

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Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 at 12:30 PM

Edinboro University is looking for a senior who will graduate in December 2017 and who has a minimum grade point average of 3.5 to speak at the winter commencement. Students should have attempted and earned a minimum of 45 credits at Edinboro University, in addition to having a completed graduation application.

A graduating senior is chosen to speak at each of Edinboro University’s undergraduate commencement ceremonies. An email was recently sent to students who meet the above criteria from Dr. Michael Hannan, provost and vice president for student and academic affairs. Students are encouraged to check their official university email account to see if they received this invitation. If the student received an email, then they are able to submit a proposal to serve as the student speaker.

The undergraduate winter commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at 10 a.m. in McComb Fieldhouse.

If considering speaking at commencement, send or deliver a one-page synopsis of the address you propose to deliver to the Office of the Provost, Reeder Hall, first floor, no later than Oct. 20. Students may also email the synopsis to Ms. 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.

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

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