Central Wyoming College 2019-2020 Commencement Speaker Application
Central Wyoming College is excited to welcome students to compete for the honor of serving as the 2019-2020 Commencement Speaker! The student selected will also receive an award in the amount of $250. Below you will find details on the competition procedures and requirements for participation. To apply, please complete the application as thoroughly as possible. Application deadline is February 10, 2020. Any questions or concerns about any part of this process should be addressed to: Connie Nyberg, Registrar (cnyberg@cwc.edu, 307-855-2207) or Brenda Barlow (bbarlow@cwc.ed), 307-855-2122.
Competition Procedures:
1.Complete and submit application by Monday, February 10, 2020.
2.Students submitting applications will be pre-screened to confirm their eligibility for participation in the contest.
3.Selection committee will narrow down the applicants to a select group of finalists.
4.Finalists will present a short sample speech of approximately three (3) minutes representative of their commencement speech to the selection committee around the middle of March (to be scheduled with finalists).
5.The winner will be announced on March 31st.
6.Student selected to be the 2019-2020 CWC Commencement Speaker must comply with all of the below listed requirements.
7.Student selected should prepare a 10-15 minute speech to present to the 2019-2020 graduating class at commencement (Presentation should NOT include major visual aids).
8.Selected Commencement Speaker will deliver the keynote address at the 2019-2020 Central Wyoming College Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 8, 2020.
Applicant Requirements:
1.Graduating in the 2019-2020 Academic Year.
2.Minimum of 3.0 GPA.
3.In good standing with the College.
4.Must complete graduation application process.
5.Must attend Central Wyoming College Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 8, 2020.
6.Must agree to have your name, photo, and a write-up published to announce you as the keynote speaker.
7.Must agree that all photos of graduation taken by Central Wyoming College Marketing Department are property of the College and can be used for publication.
8.If selected as speaker, must schedule an appointment with Maygen Cassity (307-855-2053) Communications Instructor for speech review at least three weeks prior to graduation presentation and the final script must be approved by her.
9.Student will be paid the $250 award fee once graduation has been finalized and the student’s degree is posted. The student must complete a contract with the Registrar for payment.
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