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Student Speaker Information

Winter Commencement 2016 Student Speaker

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.

Nomination packets will be sent to eligible students mid-September. 

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

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, email Mandy Nelson at