By KATIE STEWART-VACIO
Pima College Community’s graduation committee is accepting student speaker applications for the May 21 commencement ceremony. The deadline to apply is March 23.
Students who are graduating with an associate degree as of Fall 2014, Spring 2015 or Summer 2015 can apply to be the speaker.
Applicants will be asked to describe their involvement at the college, briefly explain why they feel diversity is important and provide a possible opening statement for their speech, which should include a “positive and inspirational message.”
Students will also be asked to provide the names of two faculty members willing to support their nomination.
The online application can be found at pima.edu/events/graduation-ceremony/speaker-application.html.
Students can apply via paper application by asking a staff member at any campus Student Services Center to print the form.
Paper applications can be submitted by mail to: Pima Community College, Office of College Events, 4905 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, Arizona 85709-1150
They can also be sent by fax to 206-4729.
Applications will be judged by the committee. The top candidates will be interviewed before a graduation speaker is selected.
Applicants not selected to speak at the graduation ceremony may be asked to deliver a speech at PCC’s Multicultural Convocation.
The convocation, described as a more “intimate” ceremony than graduation, will be held at 6 p.m. on May 1 in the Aztec Gym and palm courtyard at West Campus.
For more information, call 206-4631.