Student speaker needed

Illustration by Patrick Hascall

WCC’s student government has begun accepting applications for commencement speaker at the 2015 graduation ceremony Saturday, May 16.

The speaker will give a three-minute speech on one of the following topics: the value of a liberal arts education, the value of a community college, or the value of giving back to the community.

The prospective speaker must be a student who graduated in either the summer or fall of 2014, or is scheduled to graduate in spring 2015.

He or she must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be involved in school activities, and feel comfortable speaking in front of a large group of people.

 

Interested speakers must turn in three things to be eligible:

1) A completed application, which can be found on the WCC home page.

2) A brief outline of the speech.

3) A brief biography explaining what makes them the best candidate.

All three items should be emailed to Ryan Perreira, career and workforce development counselor, at rperreir@hawaii.edu by March 17 to be considered.

All qualified applicants will present their speech before the ASUH Senate March 20 at 12:30 p.m. in Ākoakoa 232, the student activity center, and the winner will represent the graduating class of 2015.

The chosen speaker will then work with student advisors and a speech professor to fine tune his or her presentation.

This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is “your chance to have your voice heard and to celebrate the accomplishments of your fellow classmates,” said Kanoe Nakata, ASUH corresponding secretary.

by Bruce Collins, ASUH Senator