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Nominate an Outstanding Graduate for Student Speaker on May 16

Submitted by on March 3, 2020 – 6:17 pm
Yexis Hechavarria in cap and gown delivering the 2019 student commencement speech.

Biology major Yexis Hechavarria was selected to deliver the student speech at the 2019 Commencement.

One of the highlights of commencement each year is the speech by a graduating student who has been selected by faculty and staff to represent the class. The college is now soliciting nominations for the 2020 student commencement speaker and anyone interested is invited to nominate an outstanding student by Tuesday, March 31

To be considered students should have a strong grade point average (3.5 or above is preferred).  In addition to academic success, contributions to the college and/or the community in general will be considered.

To nominate a student, you must submit a letter to the student speaker selection committee explaining why your nominee would be a good candidate for student speaker and a nomination form.  Nominations can be submitted online and here are the details.

The information you submit 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 very 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 2020.

To learn more about NECC’s Commencement, visit the website (

If you have questions, please contact Ernie Greenslade, Marketing Communications, at 978 556-3862 or