Rock Valley College

Student Commencement Speaker


Nominations are being accepted for this year's 2021 Student Commencement Speaker!

Please consider nominating a student who you feel would make a great speaker at this year's ceremony. Student nominees should meet the following basic criteria (according to your knowledge):

  1. Student is in good academic standing (2.0 GPA or higher)
  2. Student is a model citizen (with no outstanding college disciplinary record and/or criminal record)
  3. Student has applied for graduation with Records and Registration by the March 1 deadline.

The commencement planning team will review all submissions, and nominees will be required to audition their speech before a panel of judges.

The Student Commencement Speaker will receive:

  • Commencement plaque/name included on the RVC perpetual commencement plaque
  • Lunch with RVC Leadership Member and two other guests of the student's choice
  • Designated parking on the day of commencement
  • VIP seating for up to four (4) guests
  • DVD copy of speech (limit one)

Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Auditions will be held on Monday, April 5, 2021 from 1-5pm via Zoom.


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