Student Speaker Competition

The basics

The student organization UWW Empower organizes the student speaker competition for commencement. Two student speakers will be selected for the Spring 2018 ceremonies — one from the colleges of Arts and Communication and Business and Economics, and one from the colleges of Education and Professional Students and Letters and Sciences.

How to participate in the competition

Each college dean will nominate up to three individuals for the competition. Students who are not nominated by a dean can apply at -- please note a letter of recommendation from a faculty/staff member is required as part of the application. The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. Thursday, March 8. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Finalists will be asked to audition before a selection committee of students, faculty and staff.