Student Speakers, Theme & Donation

Student Speaker Auditions

Undergraduate Student Speaker: Auditions took place Wednesday, April 20th. The winner will be announced soon. 

Graduate Student Speaker:  The selection process and date for the graduate student speaker auditions is determined in collaboration with the graduate programs.  If you have an interest or questions, contact your particular program staff.

Each year, graduating students vote for a class theme, guest speaker and organization to receive a class donation.

2016 Graduating Class Theme

“There is no greater education than one that is self-driven.” — Neil deGrasse Tyson

2016 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. 

2016 Class Donation: Gateways for Incarcerated Youth

Funds raised through the sales of the graduation T-shirts and announcements will be donated to an on- or off-campus organization.

The graduating students chose Gateways for Incarcerated Youth to receive this year's donation. Gateways for Incarcerated Youth is an Evergreen Foundation project that empowers incarcerated youth to create a positive future for themselves through youth driven cultural awareness and educational programming.