May 05 2021 21:46:22

Nominate a Student Speaker

Biology major Yexis Hechavarria was selected as the student commencement speaker for 2019.

NECC Student Commencement Speaker Nomination for 2021

If you have met a graduating student who has a grade point average of 3.5 or above* and has impressed you with the contributions he or she has made to the college and/or community, please consider nominating him or her as one of this year’s student commencement speakers. This year, due to the pandemic, we will have five smaller graduation ceremonies, organized by academic area, and there will be a student speaker for each of the five ceremonies.

There are Two Things Required for Each Nomination


The deadline for submitting your nomination is Monday, April 5, 2021.

The Selection Process

The information you submit (letter of support, news coverage, special awards or other items of interest), as well as official transcripts will be considered by a committee of faculty and staff who will make recommendations to President Glenn. This is a competitive process so please be sure that the materials you provide reflect the full scope of the individual you are recommending and clearly communicate why this person should be selected to represent the class of 2021.


It’s wise to let students know that you plan to nominate them for this honor since some may not feel comfortable speaking in front of an audience and may wish to politely decline.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Janice Rogers at or call 978-556-3429.

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