Theme & Speakers
The undergraduate and graduate student speakers have been selected. Names and information on the selected speakers will be available soon. Please check back.
Each year, graduating students vote for a class theme, guest speaker and organization to receive a class donation.
2015 Graduating Class Theme
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” — Albert Einstein
2015 Graduating Class Theme is reflected in the graduation program. Designers may use it in their t-shirt design submissions. The guest speaker, faculty and student speakers may choose to use it to guide their speeches.
2015 Guest Speaker: Kshama Sawant
The graduating students chose Kshama Sawant as this year’s guest speaker. We are happy to announce that she has accepted the college’s invitation.
Kshama Sawant is a Seattle City Council Member and social justice activist. As an elected official, she pledges to be a voice for workers, youth, the oppressed and the voiceless. She accepts only the average workers wage and donates the rest of her six-figure salary to building social justice movement. A former software engineer from India, she became an adjunct professor after immigrating to the US and earning a PhD in economics. Kshama has been an activist in her union, the American Federation of Teachers Local 1789, and is a member of Socialist Alternative, a national organization fighting in workplaces, communities, and campuses against the exploitation and injustices people face every day. Socialist Alternative is in political solidarity with the Committee for a Workers’ International, a worldwide organizations fighting for working class interests in 47 countries, on every continent.