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Monday, February 17, 2020

MCC seeks student speaker for Commencement


MCC seeks an outstanding student speaker to address graduates and their families during Commencement on May 1. All graduating students are invited to submit a two- to three-page (double-spaced, word processed) essay that will also serve as the identical text of the graduation speech. A faculty member will select three finalists who will be invited to present these orally to the committee. One of these three will be selected as the student speaker to represent the graduating class. Thoughts in the essay might include crucial life lessons learned while in college, the
role MCC played in your personal and professional development, obstacles that were overcome to achieve this milestone, challenges you had to face along the way, people or events that were of a particular encouragement, the fulfillment of dreams, or the creation of new dreams, etc.

Please submit your essay to Leslie Neal, Speech & Communication Instructor, by March 13, following these instructions:

  • 12 point font, Calibri or Times New Roman
  • Cover sheet with name, address, phone numbers, email address, student ID
  • No name on the pages of text
  • Numbered pages
  • Submit to