Bay College Student Commencement Speaker Competition


Graduate giving commencement speech

Bay College is excited to announce the 2023 commencement speaker competition for this year’s ceremony.

Students are asked to write a speech to deliver to graduates and guests as part of the Bay College’s 2023 commencement event.  All speeches should be four to five minutes long when read aloud and should specifically address new Bay College graduates.  It is also expected that all speeches will be considerate and responsive to the sensitivities of general audiences.

To enter, a student must submit his or her speech in document form by March 31st, to Dr. Renee Strom, Arts & Letters faculty member, via email: renee.strom_FROM_BAY_COLLEGE.  Each entry must include the student’s full name, contact email, and telephone number.  All entrants must be eligible to graduate by Summer 2023 and have applied for graduation.

Once all submissions have been considered, finalists will be contacted by Dr. Strom to deliver their speech(es) to the commencement speaker committee on April 11th.

The winner of the competition will receive $100 and will deliver the speech at the graduation ceremony on May 6th.  The second-place winner will receive $50.

Questions can be directed to Renee Strom by telephone, 906-217-4131, or via email renee.strom_FROM_BAY_COLLEGE.

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