What are your thoughts as a graduating senior? Would you like to share them with your classmates, family and friends? If so, you are invited to submit a proposal for consideration as the Student Commencement Speaker.
Who is eligible: Graduating Amherst campus senior, Class of 2012
Subject matter: Your proposed speech must be written by you as an individual, no group or collaborative submissions. It should be of general interest to graduating seniors as well as to parents and other guests. It may address your impressions and experiences, both academic and extra-curricular. It may express your thoughts as your look to the future.
Format: Submit approximately two word-processed/typed pages, double-spaced, or the equivalent of three to four minutes speaking time. Speeches exceeding this limit will not be considered.
Selection process: A non-voting staff person will delete the name of each author after which a committee of students (majority), staff, and faculty will review the proposals. Three to five individuals will be invited to audition before the committee in March, after which the speaker will be selected.
Deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 4:30 p.m.
Submit proposals to: Karin Moyano Camihort, Student Speaker Selection Committee, Center for Teaching, 301 Goodell Building (413-545-1225) firstname.lastname@example.org.