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Student Speaker Information

The selected graduating student will address fellow graduates at the commencement ceremony, sit on stage with the other dignitaries and  be recognized with a short biography in the program.

Students meeting the selection guidelines may nominate themselves to be considered for this honor.

Selection Guidelines

  • Academically talented with a 3.5 GPA minimum
  • An August or December baccalaureate or associate graduate for Winter Commencement or May baccalaureate or associate graduate for Spring Commencement
  • Articulate and capable public speaker
  • Positive role model and representative of Boise State
  • A minimum of 64 credits at Boise State University

Nomination packets should include:

  • Completed nomination form
  • Letter addressed to the selection committee encompassing the following:
    • your ability to be a positive role model and a representative of Boise State and
    • your public speaking experience
  • Letter of recommendation from a faculty member or advisor encompassing the following:
    • how the student is known to the recommender;
    • how the student is a positive representative of Boise State; and
    • student’s experience and recommenders’ assessment of his/her articulation and public speaking abilities.
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Applicant video of no more than 2 minutes (see guidelines on nomination form)

For more information, or a nomination packet, email Mandy Nelson at