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Commencement Speakers

Commencement Speaker Selection

Commencement exercises mark the culmination of years of hard work and dedication to intellectual and personal development in a liberal arts and sciences curriculum where women are taught to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times. The entire campus community joins together to celebrate our graduates' academic and personal achievements. 

The Agnes Scott College Commencement speaker is chosen through an annual selection process. Graduating seniors, faculty, and staff offer speaker suggestions to the college leadership for consideration. 

Student Commencement Speaker

In 2019, the college selected its first student speaker for Commencement.  Each year, members of the senior class are encouraged to submit speeches to be considered for this honor.  Speeches should be written for and to the senior class, with memorable, inspirational content applicable to the broader senior audience. Speeches may be at most seven minutes. The student commencement speaker is selected by a panel of students from the senior class, staff and faculty.


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