Student Commencement Speaker Nomination

Matt-MartinezNominations are being accepted for this year's Student Commencement Speaker. 

This is a unique opportunity to send off fellow graduates with a positive message and infuse the ceremony with the student voice. Please consider nominating yourself or a student who you feel would make a great speaker at this year's ceremony.

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:

  • $100 gift card
  • Commencement plaque/name included on a perpetual plaque
  • Lunch with RVC President Dr. Doug Jensen and two other guests of your choice
  • Designated parking on the day of commencement
  • VIP seating for up to four (4) guests
  • DVD copy of speech (limit one)

Please complete the nomination form below on behalf of yourself or a student who you wish to nominate.


April 3 by 5:00 p.m.: Nomination Form Due
April 19, 3-5 p.m.: Student Speaker Auditions
April 21: Candidates notified
TBA: Mandatory Practice Sessions
May 12 at 6:00 p.m.: Commencement Ceremony

Nomination Form

Fields with * are required.

(if known)