LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 29, 2012) — Keeping with UK tradition, an undergraduate student will be selected to speak at the undergraduate December Commencement ceremony, which will take place at 6 p.m. Dec. 14, in Memorial Coliseum.
A Commencement Speaker Selection Committee will determine which student will have the honor of addressing his or her fellow graduates. Applications are available online at www.uky.edu/commencement.
To be considered, applicants must be receiving an undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky at the Dec. 14 Commencement Ceremony. Additionally, the applicant must have contributed to UK through campus or community activities and through his or her field of study. Applicants must also demonstrate superior public speaking skills.
Undergraduate students who wish to apply must submit a resume, information sheet and a copy of their proposed speech no longer than three typed, double-spaced pages. Incomplete applications will not be considered by the selection committee.
Applications must be received no later than Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. The selection committee may contact any applicant for a 15 minute interview and speech demonstration for the following week.
All graduates should register for Commencement at www.uky.edu/Commencement.
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