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Salutatory Speaker at Commencement

March 15, 2012


If you would like to be a part of making Phoenix College history, apply to be the Salutatorian Speaker for the 2012 Phoenix College Commencement Ceremony!

To be considered for this honor you must graduate and participate in the Commencement Ceremony on May 11th, 2012.

Please submit the following:

A one page personal letter discussing why you should be selected to be the Salutation Speaker.
A draft of your 3-minute speech (approximately 500-600 words). The purpose of the speech is to welcome the audience to the commencement ceremony.
Include your personal contact information (email, telephone, etc.) as to how we may reach you.

*Submissions must be received by Monday, April 2nd by 4:00 p.m. via e-mail to Applicants will receive a reply via e-mail that their speech has been received. Finalists will be contacted to schedule their audition time, in which they will present their speech to the Selection Committee.

Applications will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Content of speech.
  • Organization of speech.
  • Appropriateness for welcoming the audience to the commencement ceremony.
  • Time limit (can be done in 3 minutes).
  • Ability to appropriately represent the 2012 graduating class of Phoenix College.

If you are selected as the Salutatorian for Commencement, you will be expected to rehearse (and revise if necessary) your speech with a faculty mentor from the Communication Department.  For further information, contact Student Life & Leadership at 602.285.7230.

Good Luck to all applicants!