Jenny Wells

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December Graduates: Monday is Last Day to Submit Student Speaker Applications

Published: Nov 4, 2016

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 4, 2016) — Custom to the University of Kentucky, a student will be selected to speak at the undergraduate December 2016 Commencement ceremony, which will occur 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at Rupp Arena.

 

Students interested in speaking must submit their application by Monday, Nov. 7.

The student designated to address their fellow graduates will be chosen by the Commencement Speaker Selection Committee. Applications are available online atwww.uky.edu/Commencement/speakers.html.

 

Students applying for the position must be receiving an undergraduate degree from UK at the December 2016 Commencement ceremony. Also, students must have contributed to the university through campus or community activities and within their field of study. Applicants must demonstrate strong public speaking skills.

 

Students who wish to apply must submit a resumé, information sheet and a copy of their intended speech no longer than three typed, double-spaced pages. Incomplete applications will not be considered by the committee.

 

Applicants may be contacted by the committee to conduct a 15-minute interview and speech demonstration.

 

All graduating students must register for Commencement at www.uky.edu/Commencement.

 

 

UK is the University for Kentucky. At UK, we are educating more students, treating more patients with complex illnesses and conducting more research and service than at any time in our 150-year history. To read more about the UK story and how you can support continued investment in your university and the Commonwealth, go to: uky.edu/uk4ky. #uk4ky #seeblue

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Jenny Wells, 859-257-5343; jenny.wells@uky.edu

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