quinebaug valley community college

Graduation Speaker

For More Information:

Scott DeShong
Chair – 2019 Graduation Speaker Committee
(860) 932-4076


Be the Commencement Speaker at this year’s graduation ceremony

Every spring, a committee composed of faculty and staff selects a graduating student to serve as the commencement speaker.  Students who are graduating during the summer, fall or spring term and plan to attend the commencement ceremony in May are encouraged to apply.

The process

  • Complete the Commencement Speaker Application. – The 2019 Commencement Speaker application can be found here: 2019_COMMENCEMENT_SPEAKER_APPLICATION.
  • Work with a mentor from the faculty and staff to help you prepare your speech.
  • Auditions in front of the Graduation Speaker Committee are held during the month of April.
  • Selection of the speaker is made by the committee.  Sometimes there are opportunities for students who are not selected to speak at graduation, to speak at other college engagements.

2016 Graduation Speaker – Caitlyn Sward

Graduatoin Speaker