Raise Your Voice!

Call for Submissions – 2019 Degree Celebration Student Speaker

“If you can speak, you can influence. If you can influence, you can change lives.” – Rob Brown

Are you willing to share your story, inspire those around you, and celebrate the success of yourself and your fellow graduates? If so, here’s your chance.

The College of Education and Human Development invites all students participating in a spring 2019 CEHD Degree Celebration to apply to be the student speaker for their respective ceremony.

This is an incredible opportunity to share your Mason Experience. That experience may include personal obstacles that you have overcome, goals that you have reached, specific people or faculty members that have supported you along the way and/or any advice that you want to pass along to your peers.

Speeches should be no more than five minutes and 1,000 words long (double-spaced, Arial or Times New Roman, 12-point font).

The Office of Student and Academic Affairs will review speeches and contact finalists to read their speech in front of a panel. Only one student speaker will be chosen for each Degree Celebration.

All speeches must be submitted to this link by Monday, April 8, 2019 to for full consideration.

Please contact Brianna Alford at with any questions.

We look forward to reading your submission. Congratulations on your upcoming graduation!