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 May 2017 ceremonies: one person from the colleges of Arts and Communication/Business and Economics, and one person from the colleges of Letters and Sciences/Education and Professional Studies.

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 The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Thursday, March 9. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Finalists will be asked to audition before a selection committee of students, faculty and staff.