Theme & Speakers

Student 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.