Lumpkin College of Business & Applied Sciences
Student Commencement Speaker Series

To promote Eastern's commitment to strengthening the academic and personal experience for our students and to showcase examples of exemplary writing and speaking, Eastern Illinois University invites undergraduate students to participate in the Student Commencement Speaker Series.  Eligible students submit a written essay to the Dean of their college in order to compete for a chance to be the commencement speaker and represent Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences during their commencement ceremony.  Faculty mentors are involved to assist the students in submitting essays and to provide guidance and support.  

Student Commencement Speaker Guidelines


Spring 2014 - Student Commencement Speaker

Erika Butlerbutler

Management Major
School of Business

Read Erika's Essay







Alternate Student Commencement Speaker

Elyse Banovic

Management Major
School of Business

Read Elyse's Essay