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2015 Commencement Speaker Competition

 To promote EIU's commitment to strengthening the academic and personal experience for our students and to showcase examples of exemplary writing and speaking, Eastern Illinois University introduced the Student Commencement Speaker Series in 2013 replacing the former student and faculty speaker traditions at Eastern.   The student speaker representing the Graduate School was featured during the Fall 2015 ceremony.

Announcing the 2015 selected graduate student speaker:

Chaz LeGrand

Charles LeGrand, MA in Gerontology- spoke at the 10:00 am ceremony and was introduced by his faculty mentor Dr. Kathleen O'Rourke.

Read Charles's essay here.