Lasallian Speaker

Lasallian Student Commencement Speaker

Each semester, Lewis University offers an undergraduate student the opportunity to deliver the Lasallian Student Commencement Address. This address, unlike a traditional valedictorian address, is a very different kind of speaking opportunity. The student chosen for this honor is asked to speak about how the Catholic and Lasallian Mission of Lewis University has had an impact on the speakers’ college experience.

This is the only such experience at Lewis University that provides a graduate with the opportunity to address his or her student colleagues, faculty, guests and family during Commencement Weekend. It is truly a great honor and a unique, rewarding experience.

Faculty and staff members traditionally nominate students for this honor. The nomination process for the December Commencement Weekend begins in October and the process for the May Commencement Weekend begins in March. Students who meet the selection criteria are also invited to nominate themselves for this honor.

For more information about the Lewis University Lasallian Commencement Speaker, please contact Dr. Kurt Schackmuth, Chair of the Mission Recognition and Awards Committee of the Mission and Heritage Council via email at schackku@lewisu.edu.