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2013 Spring Commencement



Student Speaker


Student Commencement speaker Joshua Watkins, from Kuna, graduated with bachelor’s degrees in both political science and communication. As a member of the Talkin’ Broncos, Boise State’s national champion speech and debate team, Watkins has been acknowledged as one of the 10 best collegiate public speakers in the nation. He brought graduates to their feet with his answer to the question, “What is education?”

Student Speaker Introduction


In fall 2013, Watkins will enter the master’s program in politics and communication at the London School of Economics in England, with a long-term plan of obtaining a Ph.D. in mass communication en route to becoming a professor of media studies.

“It is precisely because of my experience at Boise State University that I have been honored with such an opportunity to continue my education. I am hard-pressed to think of another university that would have given me such ample opportunities to explore who I am as a person and as a scholar. The thing I appreciate most about my time at Boise State is that the education it gave me, inside and outside the classroom, has defined who I am.”Joshua Watkins

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